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An Epidemic of Mucormycosis Strikes India During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Chandrashekhar Meshram The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was devastating in India with a sudden spurt in cases during the second quarter of the year, and with the count of daily cases crossing 400,000. During this pandemic, there was another epidemic of the fungal infection mucormycosis. This pandemic and epidemic completely exposed the [...]

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Excitement in the Air

By Prof. William Carroll, WFN President Despite the dampening effect of the pandemic on all aspects of our lives, the next few months look set to present a welcome diversion. This month, we celebrate the Eighth World Brain Day (WBD), and in October, the XXV World Congress of Neurology (WCN) during which the WFN Council [...]

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From the Editors

We would like to welcome all neurologists worldwide to the July-August issue of World Neurology. This issue begins with the important and sobering update by Dr. Chandrashekhar Meshram about the epidemic of rhino-orbito-cerebral mucormycosis occurring within the COVID-19 pandemic, including its current treatment recommendations. On a more uplifting note, WFN President Prof. William M. Carroll [...]

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COVID 19 and the AAN-WFN Continuum Program in Mumbai

By Satish Khadilkar and Sarosh Katrak The COVID pandemic had universal effects on medicine, and Mumbai was no exception. In fact, being a densely populated city with lots of international travelers, the cases appeared early and the magnitude was high, throwing the health system off gear. While most of the younger neurologists continued to work, [...]

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WCN 2025 List of Candidate Cities Finalized

By Ryuji Kaji MD, PhD The World Congress of Neurology will be held virtually Oct 3-7, 2021, in Rome. Thank you for submitting more than 2,000 abstracts, which are very high in quality scientifically and clinically. WCN 2023 is scheduled from Oct 13-19 in Montreal, Canada. The venue of WCN 2025 will be selected from [...]

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Migraine in Famous People: The Case of Christiaan Huygens

[img: Huygens.jpg, Caption: Christiaan Huygens; painting by Caspar Netscher (public domain). microscope.jpg Caption: Design for a microscope in letter to his brother Constantijn 1678.9 Microscope_02.jpg caption: Brass microscope with five diaphragms and object revolver for six specimens after design by Christiaan Huygens (c 1680). Courtesy Boerhaave Museum, Leiden (V 26952). Letter-to-Leibniz.jpg caption: Letter by Huygens [...]

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Candidate Statement for Elected WFN Trustee

Read the candidate statement for Alla Guekht.

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Candidate Statements for First Vice President

Read statements from Riadh Gouider, Gustavo Roman, and Guy Rouleau for the position of First Vice President.

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Candidate Statements for President

Read statements from Ryuji Kaji, Wolfgang Grisold, and Youssef Al-Said for WFN President.

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Eight Years of Experience in Training African Neurologists in Rabat

By Prof. Mustapha El Alaoui-Faris, WFN Rabat Training Center After the accreditation of the Rabat Training Center in September 2013, the WFN signed a contract with the Mohammed V University of Rabat to train neurologists from Sub-Saharan Africa in Morocco. It was decided to start with complementary training in clinical neurophysiology for neurologists who have [...]

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Tour Through the WFN Continues

The Finance Committee and the Specialty Group on Neuroepidemiology By Wolfgang Grisold In this issue of World Neurology, we would like to continue to introduce you to one committee and one specialty group. The committee/specialty group is introduced by the respective chairs, who were asked to explain their tasks and activities to our membership. Further [...]

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Prestigious WFN Medals Announced

These medals will be awarded at World Congress of Neurology 2021. WFN Medal Service to International Neurology Prof. Vladimir Hachinski WFN Scientific Achievement in Neurology Prof. Jerry Mendell WFN Meritorious Service Medals Prof. Donna Bergen and Keith Newton Munsat Prize for Service to Education Prof. Erich Schmutzhard    

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A Neurology and Psychiatry Clinic in Central America

With Suggestions for Starting a Clinic By Lawrence Robbins, MD Starting the Clinic: The clinic is located within an excellent rural medical center near the main city (Tegucigalpa). Associating with an established medical center has been ideal. Ninety-five percent of the population has no access to neurology or psychiatry. I decided that it was crucial [...]

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Neurology Update in Kazakhstan 2021

By Aida Kondybayeva, MD, PhD The International Educational Online Forum: Neurology Update in Kazakhstan was held April 23-24, 2021. Forums of this scale in Kazakhstan are held every two years, and this forum was being held online for the first time. The event was attended by 985 doctors, including neurologists, internists, GPs, rehabilitation specialists, and intensive [...]

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