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President’s Column

This year’s Council of Delegates meeting occurred in Amsterdam, just before the ECTRIMS Congress. The meeting was held at the excellent RAI facilities and was preceded by a one-day seminar-like trustee meeting, which was the first in-person meeting of the trustees in a long time. All trustees attended the meeting. However, Prof. Guy Rouleau attended [...]

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The Journey of a Stroke Patient in Cairo: A Story of Success

Hany Naref and Nevine El Nahas On the afternoon of June 30, 2014, while she was preparing food for her family in a fasting day of Ramadan, she suddenly felt weakness in her left arm, with speech difficulty, and she asked her daughters for help. Two hours later, she presented to our stroke unit. Knowing [...]

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The Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation: Stronger Together

By Steven Peters, MD The Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation (CNSF) has been a unifying organization in Canada since 2006, though its roots stretch back to the 1940s. Neurosurgeons, adult and pediatric neurologists, neuroradiologists, and electrophysiologists all have a home under a single federation. In this unique arrangement, each member society also maintains its own executive [...]

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RISE 2022: Fifth International Meeting on Environmental Health

Hybrid meeting Sept. 6-7, 2022, Strasbourg, France By Christina Zjukovskaja, MSc, and Jacques Reis, MD, PhD This year’s meeting on environmental health took place over two days and in a hybrid format in order to allow active participation unencumbered by travel. Participants and speakers from all over the world were able to gather, report findings [...]

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The 17th International Summer School of Neurology

By Ovidiu Selejan and Dafin Muresanu The 17th International Summer School of Neurology took place July 8-10, 2022, and was organized as a hybrid event. This educational activity along with the Fifth Teaching Course on Rare Neurological Diseases, brought together a lively audience of over 1,400 participants in a hybrid format, both online and on-site. [...]

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Junior Traveling Fellowship 2022 report

EAN Congress By Syrine Ben Mammou Thanks to World Federation of Neurology, I had the opportunity to attend the Eighth European Academy of Neurology Congress June 25-28, 2022, in Vienna Austria. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many conferences were cancelled or presented virtually. This was my first participation in an international congress of neurology as a [...]

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Arthur Knight Asbury, MD 1928-2022

by Robert P. Lisak, MD, and John D. England, MD When Arthur K. Asbury, Van Meter professor of neurology emeritus at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania, died on Oct. 19, 2022, at the age of 93, the neurologic world lost a true giant, and many of us lost a friend [...]

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Ettore Beghi

By Alla Guekht Ettore Beghi passed away Oct. 10, 2022 at the age of 75 in Milan, Italy, fighting his last battle against a very serious illness with dignity. Ettore Beghi was born in Milan, Italy, on Aug. 15, 1947. He  received his MD at the University of Milan (1972), completed post-doctoral clinical fellowship in [...]

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New Metrics Released for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences

By John D. England, MD I am pleased to announce that new metrics have been released for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, the official journal of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).  The widely cited Impact Factor (IF) has risen to 4.553, which is a +46.2% increase compared to the previously reported IF. This [...]

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Does Migraine Exist?

By Joost Haan, MD, PhD, BA There is no objective test for migraine. Migraine cannot be proven with a scan, blood test, or EEG. The neurological examination during and outside attacks is usually normal. A diagnosis of “migraine” can only be made on the words with which patients describe past experiences. Their words must be [...]

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From the Editors

By Steven L. Lewis, MD, Editor, and Walter Struhal, MD, Co-Editor We’d like to welcome all readers to the December 2022 issue of World Neurology. This issue begins with this issue’s President’s Column, where WFN President Dr. Wolfgang Grisold reports on the recent Council of Delegates (COD) meeting that occurred in Amsterdam in October and [...]

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