A/Professor Bernard Yan is both Neurologist and Endovascular Neurointerventionist at Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia. His clinical expertise is in stroke intervention and aneurysms. A/Prof. Yan has published 176 academic papers and is the principal investigator of several international studies in cerebrovascular diseases including DIRECT-SAFE in which he is the co-principal with Professor Peter Mitchell. A/Prof. Yan’s administrative responsibilities include Treasurer (2014 onwards) of the World Stroke Organization (WSO) and Vice-President of the Stroke Society of Australasia. He is also the founding organizer of the Australia and China Training Initiative of Neurology programme that has successfully trained over 300 young neurologists.