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WFN Council of Delegates Meets in Prague

The Council of Delegates of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) met Sept. 12 during the 12th European Congress on Epileptology in Prague, Czech Republic. The meeting was opened by Emilio Perucca, MD, International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) president, who welcomed the WFN delegates to Prague and emphasized the excellent connections between the WFN and [...]

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Austrian Day of the Brain Sheds Light on Neurology Issues

The Austrian Society of Neurology (OEGN) participated in the third Day of the Brain July 22, 2016, by discussing important topics at a press conference. The OEGN was represented by Elisabeth Fertl, MD, OEGN president, Reinhold Schmidt, MD, OEGN past president, and Wolfgang Grisold, MD, World Federation of Neurology (WFN) secretary general.

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From the Editors

We are very pleased to introduce the November/December 2016 issue of World Neurology, which starts with the report from the Sept 12, 2016, Council of Delegates meeting that was held in Prague, Czech Republic.

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IN MEMORIAM
Donald Gilden, MD: A Unique Neurologist And Scientist

For Donald Gilden, MD, his beginnings in Baltimore in many ways foreshadowed what was to become a distinguished career in neurology and virology. Don excelled in his studies while developing into a talented baseball pitcher, good enough to receive an offer from the Baltimore Orioles to join its leading farm team as a prospective big-leaguer.

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PRESIDENT’S COLUMN
How Does the WCN Enhance Regions?

The World Congress of Neurology (WCN) is the major event for a host society and is as important for the regions. There is no doubt that in each of the last four congresses the impact on the regions was positive, but to a varying degree as expected.

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Epilepsydiagnosis.org: A Novel Diagnostic Manual of the Epilepsies

Although there is much information on the internet about epilepsy and seizures, there is a glaring absence of a single source of information that aligns with the international classification and provides an organized presentation of the many seizure types and syndromes to help with diagnosis and treatment.

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Mark Your Calendar

Check out these events coming soon!

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Continuum for Continuing Education in Morocco

The Moroccan Society of Neurology had the recent privilege of using Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology through the partnership between the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

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Editor’s Update and Selected Articles From the Journal of the Neurological Sciences

August 2016 was an awful month for the world of neurology and the Journal of the Neurological Sciences. We suffered the loss of two outstanding academic neurologists, Omar Khan, MD, and Donald Gilden, MD. Both were valuable members of the Editorial Board of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, and both were outstanding neurologists and [...]

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More Than 200 Attend 2016 World Brain Day in Argentina

World Brain Day was celebrated on July 22, 2016, in Tucuman, Argentina. All of the Organizations of Health were present, and the topics included dementia, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, and neuromuscular diseases. Nearly 200 people attended the conferences. It was a nice journey and a successful event, alerting the public about the increasing neurological problems related [...]

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BOOK REVIEW
A Century of Teaching and Tuition of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Indonesia

The book Teaching and Tuition of Neurology and Neurosurgery in Indonesia During One Century (1850-1950) by Antoine Keyser provides a history of neurology in Indonesia, covering development of this field in different epochs of science and the changing political situation. It also memorably describes the research, theories, and final detection of beriberi in this part [...]

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BOOK REVIEW
From Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience

In Brain Renaissance From Vesalius to Modern Neuroscience, authors Marco Catani and Stefano Sandrone have written chapters based on translations from Andreas Vesalius’ book on the brain from his De Humani Corporis Fabrica, followed by commentaries. The book is published by Notting Hill Editions, 2016.

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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS
A Call to Foster International Relations

It would be trite to say that at no time have good international relations been more necessary than now. We live largely in communities, and, ultimately, everything we do is dependent upon the consent of others. We can achieve our human aims peacefully or by the alternative approach. Hence relations between all of us as [...]

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BOOK REVIEW
Mentored by a Madman: The William Burroughs Experiment

A mentor is a preceptor who imparts wisdom and shares knowledge with less experienced colleagues. During medical training, it is customary to have a teacher who guides the future physician in approaching patients with the right clinical tools, bedside manner, and  generosity that characterizes a good physician.

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WFN 2017 Elections: Submit Your Candidate Recommendations

On Sept. 17, 2017, at the Annual General Meeting of the World Federation of Neurology Council of Delegates during the World Congress of Neurology in Kyoto, Japan, elections will be held for the following posts.

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