Issam Abdullah Awad, M.D., the Nixdorff-German Professor of Neurosurgery, was named president-elect for 1999-2000 by the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) at its annual meeting in Boston. He will assume the presidency in November. Awad has been active since 1990 in CNS, which was founded in 1951 and serves approximately 4,800 members.