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The Sights from WCN 2019
The WFN is offering Junior Traveling Fellowships for young neurologists from countries classified by the World Bank as low or lower-middle income to attend approved international meetings. 

XXIV World Congress of Neurology in Dubai

The Dubai World Congress of Neurology (WCN) was held Oct. 27-31 and was an outstanding success. On behalf of the organizing committees, I congratulate all those who worked so hard to ensure it was a successful congress and all those who participated in it to share and contribute to the success.

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Tournament of the Minds

The Tournament of the Minds was held at the 2019 World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in Dubai and was an outstanding success. Fifteen teams participated in the initial round, which was a record.

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The Sights from WCN 2019

The Sights from WCN 2019

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Announcement: Junior Traveling Fellowships 2020

The WFN is offering Junior Traveling Fellowships for young neurologists from countries classified by the World Bank as low or lower-middle income to attend approved international meetings. 

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The Future of Neurology in India

The 27th Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurology took place Oct. 3-6 in Hyderabad, India. The event, the most exalted professional event for the over 2,000 strong neurologists’ community in India, lasted for four days.

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A New Organization for an Old Disorder

Functional symptoms and disorders should be familiar to any practicing neurologist. The patient has a genuine and disabling symptom, such as limb weakness, tremor, blackouts, or dizziness, but the clinical history and examination shows positive evidence that the symptom is a disorder of function, not structure.

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XXI Davidenkov Readings Neurological Congress: St. Petersburg, Russian Federation

The XXI annual Davidenkov Readings Neurological Congress took place on the Sept. 26-27 in St. Petersburg, Russian Federation. The meeting is named in honor of the prominent Russian neurologist Prof. Sergei Davidenkov (1880-1961), who made substantial contributions to the development of neurogenetics and neuromuscular diseases.

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Early Ideas on the Localization of Vital Functions

Nowadays, physicians know that spontaneous or (rarely) traumatic cerebellar hemorrhage may be lethal by causing hydrocephalus or brainstem compression. In the past, these observations were interpreted in a way that the cerebellum was considered an organ of vital importance.

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The Nonaka Lecture at the 2019 Oxford Muscle Symposium

The Oxford muscle symposium is an annual meeting of muscle specialists under the leadership of David Hilton Jones and Monika Hofer. This year’s meeting took place July 12-13 in Worcester College in Oxford, United Kingdom.

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From the editors

We would like to welcome all of you to this issue of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), and the first issue since returning from the very successful 24th World Congress of Neurology (WCN) held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates at the end of October, 2019.

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