Current Issue

A View From the Top

This is the second issue of World Neurology this year, and I will take the opportunity to update you on the activities of the WFN. I will comment on the global situation, and then describe the internal developments of the WFN also in regard to future aspects, the persistence of COVID, the important advent of [...]

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Prof. Jun Kimura (1935-2022) Father of Electrodiagnostic Neurology

By Ryuji Kaji Dr. Jun Kimura was born on Feb. 25, 1935, in Kyoto, Japan, and was brought up in Takayama, a scenic rural place near Kyoto. He once graduated from School of Technology in 1957, but re-entered Medical School of Kyoto University, and obtained MD (1961). He was granted a Fulbright Scholarship (1962-1967), and [...]

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From the editors

We’d like to welcome all readers to the March-April 2022 issue of World Neurology. The issue begins with the obituary of Dr. Jun Kimura (1935-2022), former WFN president and renowned electrodiagnostic neurologist, written by his colleague and former mentee, Ryuji Kaji. In the President’s Column, WFN President Dr. Wolfgang Grisold discusses a number of items, [...]

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World Brain Day 2022; Brain Health For All

By Prof. Tissa Wijeratne and Prof. David Dodick World Brain Day (WBD) 2022 is dedicated to the theme “Brain Health for All”  as our brains continue to be challenged by pandemics, wars, climate change, massive disparities in health equity and myriad preventable diseases. The brain consists of about 100 billion neurons and up to five [...]

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Padma Shri for Dr. Bhimsen Singhal

By Chandrashekhar Meshram The Padma Awards are the highest civilian honors of India announced annually on the eve of Republic Day. They are conferred by the president of India at an investiture ceremony in New Delhi. The award recognizes public service and significant achievements across a variety of disciplines such as art, engineering, medicine, social [...]

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Early Endeavors to Build a CT Scan: The Ukraine Pioneers

by Peter J. Koehler Some years ago, I presented a lecture on the history of CT and MR at the History of Neurology course of the American Academy of Neurology (2018). Soon after the invention of X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen (1845-1923) in 1895, two steps needed to be made to improve brain imaging, notably [...]

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Announcing ICNMD 2022

The 17th International Congress of Neuromuscular Disease will take place July 5-July 9 in Brussels. On Tuesday, we will have eight teaching courses and two hands-on courses (four hours each with a break in between). The TC02 (TC02: Diagnosis and Treatment of GBS, CIDP and Autoimmune Nodopathies) & TC06 (Diagnosis of Inherited Neuropathies) are endorsed by the ICNMD/PNS [...]

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Neurosonology Specialty Group WFN Teaching Course

Meeting discussed use of transcranial Doppler ultrasonography as an essential daily modality in the critical-care setting. By Marina Alpaidze, MD, PhD, Tsotne Samadashvili, MD, PhD, and Alex Razumovsky. PhD, FAHA, NVS The Neurosonology Specialty Group of the WFN is dedicated to the promotion of science and research as well of education and training in the [...]

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American Epilepsy Society Announces Position Statement on Valproate Use in Women of Childbearing Potential

The American Epilepsy Society (AES) president, R. Edward Hogan, MD, recently shared important information about the serious risks associated with use of valproate (valproic acid, divalproex) by women of childbearing potential, as highlighted in the updated AES Position Statement on the Use of Valproate by Women of Childbearing Potential. Valproate is prescribed across a diverse [...]

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Dr. Paul Kleihues (May 21,1936-March 17, 2022)

Dr. Paul Kleihues passed away March 17, 2022, at the age of 85 years. Dr. Kleihues was a world-renowned neuropathologist in the field of brain tumor research. Starting his scientific and professional career at neuroscience and neuropathology institutions in Germany, he later served as director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the university hospital in [...]

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2022 WFN Grants-In-Aid

The WFN mission is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, and this year, the WFN is offering up to six grants of up to $25,000 with a maximum spend of $100,000. Research projects that will be considered for funding include: Education such as research on neurological education and patient education (Please note that [...]

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