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Evolution

The WFN has grown more financially stable and made credible contributions to the mission and the members By Raad Shakir Successful organizations evolve and grow. Harmonious and uninterrupted processes of sound administration and guidance accelerate this natural progression. The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is 60 years old. It has been through periods of upheaval [...]

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World Stroke Day Congress in Moscow

Three days of powerful presentations on stroke By Peter Sandercock, MD, DM, FRCPE, FMedSci, FESO More than 2,800 neurologists and other physicians involved in stroke care attended World Stroke Day Congress Oct. 25-27 in Moscow. Attendees were from Moscow and more than 60 regions of Russia and 10 other countries, mostly Eastern European. There also [...]

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Jan Swasthya Sahyog Diaries

The inspiring work and legacy of JSS By Mamta Bhushan Singh Eight thousand neurologists descended upon Kyoto where we are attending the XXIII World Congress of Neurology, and where this article was written. If the best that humankind can be, do, and achieve has to be witnessed, Kyoto may be the correct place. I am [...]

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From the Editors

By Steven L. Lewis, MD, Editor,  and Walter Struhal, MD, Co-Editor We are pleased to introduce the November/December 2017 issue of World Neurology. This final issue of the year opens with WFN President Professor Raad Shakir’s column, highlighting the evolution of the WFN. This insightful column marks Dr. Shakir’s final President’s Column as he completes [...]

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Regional Teaching Course in Sub-Saharan Africa

Highlights of the ninth neurology training course By Wolfgang Grisold This is a report from the Ninth Regional Teaching Course in Sub-Saharan Africa, organized by the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) and EAN Task Force, under the leadership of Prof. Schmutzhard and Eveline Sipido. The local organizer was Prof. Jean Kabore. The Ninth Regional Teaching [...]

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The History of Mexican Neurology

From the early 1500 to present day, striking developments in Mexico’s neurology By Eduardo SAN-ESTEBAN, MD Mexican neurology, considered as the dedication of our country to the study of nervous system function and disorders, and as the specific attention to persons with neurological clinical symptomatology, can be traced even before the Spaniards’ conquest at the [...]

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Early Studies in Synesthesia

The blind organ player of Maastricht By Peter J. Koehler The study of synesthesia has a long history, possibly starting in the 17th century. A search in PubMed learns that the earliest entry is from 1947. During the first decades after that, psychologists seem to have been the main group interested in the subject. However, [...]

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Mexican Academy of Neurology

Wide range of topics were addressed at the 16th meeting, ranging from dementia to stroke By Wolfgang Grisold The 16th meeting of the Academia Mexicana de Neurologica took place Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, in the town of Veracruz, Mexico. Veracruz, also known as Mexico’s door to the world, is a historic city and presently [...]

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Montreal Neurological Institute and Canadian Neurological Society

Department Visit Program The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), together with the Canadian Neurological Society (CNS), are pleased to invite two colleagues from Central and South America to visit the Neurology Department of the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University in Quebec, Canada. The MNI was founded in 1934 [...]

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