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Major Activities of the WFN

By Wolfgang Grisold Welcome to this issue of World Neurology.  We are glad to have several informative articles again. I wish to express my thanks to all concerned, including Steven Lewis and Walter Struhal, the editors of World Neurology. They make World Neurology successful and provide a valuable source of information on the WFN and [...]

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WHO World Health Assembly Adopts the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders 2022–2031

By Kimberly Karlshoej, WFN Strategy and Program Director, and Wolfgang Grisold The Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders 2022–2031 (IGAP) was adopted at the WHO’s World Health Assembly on May 27. This action plan will guide numerous countries in developing their national policies and eventually offer up a framework for best [...]

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World Brain Day

Learn more about World Brain Day on July 22. https://wfneurology.org/world-brain-day-background and  https://wfneurology.org/world-brain-day-2022

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Environment, Climate, and Neurological Diseases

Webinar by the Environmental Neurology Specialty Group (ENSG). By Safa Younis and Mohammad Wasay In honor of World Environment Day celebrated annually on June 5, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) hosted a webinar to raise awareness and explore the relationship between environmental factors and the brain. This webinar unpacked variables such as climate change [...]

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Todd, Faraday, and the Electrical Activity of the Brain

By Edward Reynolds Electrical concepts of brain activity became widely established in neurology and psychiatry in the 1930s following the discovery of the human electro-encephalograph by Hans Berger (1873-1941) in the 1920s. However, such concepts were first formulated and confirmed almost a century earlier in the 1840s by Robert Bentley Todd (1809-1860), influenced by his [...]

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Election Announcement

In March, the Nominating Committee of the WFN invited nominations for the positions of: Secretary General [4-year term]  To take office from Jan. 1, 2023 Position vacated by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Grisold Candidates (in alphabetical order) Marianne de Visser Steven Lewis Tissa Wijeratne One Elected Trustee   [3-year term] To take office immediately following the council of delegates meeting. Position vacated by Dr. Steven [...]

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Announcing the 32nd International Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology

The 32nd ICCN 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland, encompasses 38 education courses and 66 scientific sessions, with 286 speakers. The “Eighth International Conference on Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation” will take place as part of ICCN, consisting of 38 Brain Stim talks (both courses and sessions as a continuous track). Course and symposium tracks are organized into these [...]

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International Headache Society Global Patient Advocacy Coalition (IHS-GPAC)

IHS-GPAC recognizes Fujitsu as a world leader in migraine awareness, education, and employee support in the workplace Fumihiko Sakai, David W. Dodick The impact of migraine on people’s professional lives, work productivity, and interpersonal relationships at work eventually affects everyone, has a significant detrimental effect on people with migraine, and exacts a huge cost in [...]

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COVID-19 and Neurology Update

By B. Jeanne Billioux, MD, and Avindra Nath, MD, and edited by Chandrashekhar Meshram, MD In this month’s neurology and COVID-19 review, we’ve included several topics that have arisen in the literature and news, including new updates regarding long COVID/PASC and neurologic outcomes of infants born to mothers with COVID-19. Post-acute sequelae of SARS-CoV-2 (PASC) [...]

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Public Education Activities in India

By Chandrashekhar Meshram, Nirmal Surya, U Meenakshisundaram, and Gagandeep Singh. The Indian Academy of Neurology is highly committed to public education and awareness activities regarding neurological disorders. It carries these events throughout the year. The idea is to educate general public about the disorders in order to help them for early diagnosis and better patient [...]

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