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A January Column in December

A column of two parts: the first looking back on the success of the first virtual WCN, and the second looking forward to the future of the WFN. This is my last President’s Column before a new administration takes over the WFN in January. I have drawn on the Janus theme as it is popularly [...]

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From The Editors

We’d like to welcome all readers to the November/December issue of World Neurology. The issue begins with the President’s Column, where WFN President William Carroll discusses the success of the recent XXV World Congress of Neurology (WCN) 2021, held (virtually) in Rome, Italy. Prof. Carroll also elucidates the remarkable recent successes of the WFN and [...]

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17th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases

The scientific and program committee will be constituted by a membership from all continents in order to cover this wide spectrum.The ICNMD is organized on behalf of the Applied Research Specialty Group on Neuromuscular Disorders of the World Federation of Neurology. Currently, the ICNMD occurs in two-year cycles. The main goals of the congress are [...]

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Rockefeller Foundation, Experimental Catatonia, and Herman H. de Jong

By Peter J. Koehler In a previous History column (Issue 1 in 2019), I wrote about worldwide Rockefeller Foundation (RF) Support for neurology and psychiatry in the early 20th century. Particular attention was paid to the financial support of Beijing Union Medical College and the stay of neuroanatomist C.U. Ariëns Kappers (1877-1946) and neurologist Ernst [...]

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Prof. Raad Shakir Receives the Commander of the British Empire

On Oct. 20, 2021, WFN Past-President Prof. Raad Shakir received the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) from His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales in Windsor Castle. For more details about Prof. Shakir and this honor, please refer to the article in the February 2021 issue of World Neurology. •

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Report From the Winners of the Ninth Tournament of the Minds at the XXV World Congress of Neurology 2021

The Colosseum, an iconic symbol of Imperial Rome, is one of the new seven wonders of the world. We, the winners of the Ninth Tournament of the Minds (TOM) 2021 at the XXV World Congress of Neurology, organized by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), would like to thank the WFN and the quiz masters [...]

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WFN eLearning Hub for Global Virtual Education

By Morris Freedman, Kimberly Karlshoej, Steven L. Lewis, Wolfgang Grisold, Marianne de Visser and Walter Struhal The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) will soon launch a novel eLearning platform global virtual education. Called the WFN eLearning Hub, this platform will facilitate access and dissemination of freely available clinical and research educational neurology content in the [...]

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Interested in the History of Neurology?

By P.J. Koehler MD, PhD, FAAN Since December 2020, the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) organizes monthly virtual (Zoom) presentations, every third Wednesday of the month, usually at 10 p.m. (Amsterdam, 4 p.m. New York). Meetings are recorded and sent to interested colleagues living in a part of the globe, where [...]

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In Memoriam: Sergey Lobzin (1958-2021)

Prof. Sergey Lobzin, head of neurology chair named after Academician S.N. Davidenkov died unexpectedly on Oct. 19, 2021, at the age of 63. Prof. Sergey was born on July 9, 1958, in Kronstadt, the town and naval base on Kotlin Island, just west of Saint Petersburg, Russia. He graduated from the Military Medical Academy named [...]

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The WFN Membership Committee and the Autonomic Disorders Specialty Group

By David B. Vodusek and Max Hilz Wolfgang Grisold, editor This issue of World Neurology introduces a committee and a specialty group, providing a better insight into the work of the WFN, and also providing opportunities to become involved in the WFN. The Membership Committee is chaired by Dr. David Vodusek from Slovenia, who has [...]

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Photos Submitted from Attendees of the XXV World Congress of Neurology

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