Rector emer. former Dean Nihon Univ. School of Med., Tokyo JP, Founding President ISRN. Prof. Katayama, colleague and friend of Prof. T. Kanno, and I met first under the umbrella of WFNS World Interims Congress in Lahore, Pakistan, 1999. I had organized our 1st official int. WFNS Neurorehab Committee meeting. He presented lectures about electrical brain – stem stimulation in patients with posttraumatic prolonged coma and PVS. Since that time we exchanged our experiences, thoughts and visions.We met at many occasions. Alongside science, a warm friendship has developed, including our wives, to this day.
Katayama (r.) Prof. Dr. Jin Woo Chang Seoul (l.) at 2nd. ISRN conference, Seoul, 2005