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Raad Shakir Named a Commander of the British Empire in the U.K. New Year Honors List

Citation was for “services to global neurology” Commentary on the CBE Award for Prof. Raad Shakir by WFN President William M. Carroll Prof. Raad Shakir has been a prominent figure in neurology in the United Kingdom for more than 20 years and was one of the key persons in the organization of the successful London [...]

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Prospects for 2021

By William M. Carroll, president of the World Federation of Neurology An Important Conjunction As this column goes to press in the first issue of World Neurology for 2021, it is surprising to see the energy and the activities the WFN will be involved in after such a trying 2020. I will enlarge on the [...]

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From the editors

By Steven L. Lewis, MD, Editor, and Walter Struhal, MD, Co-Editor Welcome to the February 2021 issue of World Neurology. This issue begins with the news that Prof. Raad Shakir, immediate past president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), has been made a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) in the U.K. New Year [...]

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New Award for WFN Service

By Ryuji Kaji MD, First Vice President, WFN The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has the following awards given on a regular basis and presented during each World Congress of Neurology (WCN). WFN Medal for Service to International Neurology (biennial) WFN Medal for Scientific Achievement in Neurology (biennial) Ted Munsat Award for Service to Education [...]

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Submit Abstracts and Join Us at WCN 2021 in Rome

By Ryuji Kaji MD, WFN First Vice President As the chair of the Congress Committee, I cordially invite you to join the 25th World Congress of Neurology (WCN) to be held Oct. 3-7, 2021, in Rome, Italy. Since the pandemic of COVID-19 will not completely fade out by then, we are most likely to have [...]

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Visions or Auras? A case study from the High Middle Ages

By Peter J. Koehler During the High Middle Ages (1000-1250 CE), the western part of central Europe was reigned as a universum regnum or Romanum imperium, terms that were replaced later by the Holy Roman Empire (a term used from the 13th century). The political unification of the empire was not like that of France. [...]

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Standards & Evaluations Committee and the Tropical and Geographical Neurology Specialty Group

By Wolfgang Grisold In this issue, we want to introduce the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Standards & Evaluations Committee, chaired by Prof. László Vécsei, and the specialty group on Tropical and Geographical Neurology, chaired by Dr. Chandrashekhar Meshram. All WFN committees are listed on the WFN website, as well as the members of the [...]

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National Brain Week 2020 in India

By Chandrashekahr Meshram, JMK Murthy, Nirmal Surya, U Meenakshisundaram and Gagandeep Singh Taking inspiration from the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), the Indian Academy of Neurology has been organizing public education and awareness programs on brain health and brain diseases during National Brain Week for the last seven years with Chandrashekhar Meshram as the convener. [...]

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Inspiring People in Neurosciences

By Dr. Chandrashekhar Meshram After the hugely successful educational neuro-infection series with 16 fascinating sessions, the World Federation of Neurology’s Tropical and Geographical Neurology Specialty Group in collaboration with the Indian Academy of Neurology is organizing a new series. “Inspiring People in Neurosciences” explore legends who have done great work in the field of neurosciences. [...]

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Report From Morocco Trainees in 2020

By Dr. Olivier Kapto and Dr. Ratsitohara Santatra Razafindrasata We are Dr. Olivier Kapto, Cameroonian, neurologist at Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Dr. Ratsitohara Santatra Razafindrasata, Malagasy, neurologist at Antananarivo, Madagascar. We are both interested in clinical neurophysiology and are happy to have benefited from the World Federation of Neurology’s (WFN’s) one-year fellowship at the neurophysiology [...]

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Notice of Elections for 2021

This October, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council of Delegates (COD), elections will be held for the following positions: President. To take office Jan. 1, 2022 (position vacated by Prof. William Carroll). First Vice President. To take office Jan. 1, 2022 (position vacated by Prof. Ryuji Kaji). One Elected Trustee. To take [...]

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