Dr Jose C. Navarro graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines, and subsequently joined the Department of Neurology at the same institution, where he became Professor and Chairman of the department. He received his MSc in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of the Philippines. He has previously served as Chair of the Neurosonology Research Group of the Asian Chapter of the World Federation of Neurology, and is on the Editorial Board of Neurology in Asia and Journal of Stroke Medicine. Dr Vijay K. Sharma attained graduate and post-graduate qualifications in Internal Medicine from LLRM Medical College, India. He received advanced specialty training in Neurology at the National University Hospital, Singapore, followed by a fellowship in Stroke and Neurosonology at Barrow Neurology Institute, USA. He is currently Stroke Neurologist at the National University Hospital, Singapore, and Associate Professor at Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine of the National University of Singapore. A recipient of the prestigious Clinician Scientist Award from the National Medical Research Council of Singapore, he has published about 300 scientific papers and 20 book chapters.