Current Issue

As we approach the halfway mark of the current calendar year and as many watched the World Cup, perhaps the greatest display of a world team game, it is worth reflecting on the value of teamwork. Teamwork is at the center of all organizations engaged in goal-oriented endeavors, sporting or otherwise. It is especially evident in those organizations that are successful and in those within the not-for-profit area.
“The science of medicine lies in the technology, the knowledge, the algorithms. But the art of medicine begins where the technology ends – and that’s where good doctors excel,” said the world-renowned expert in the relationship between stroke and dementia, who also happens to be a composer and poet.

The Value of Shared Commitment and Contribution

As we approach the halfway mark of the current calendar year and as many watched the World Cup, perhaps the greatest display of a world team game, it is worth reflecting on the value of teamwork. Teamwork is at the center of all organizations engaged in goal-oriented endeavors, sporting or otherwise. It is especially evident in those organizations that are successful and in those within the not-for-profit area.

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A Man of Art and Science

“The science of medicine lies in the technology, the knowledge, the algorithms. But the art of medicine begins where the technology ends – and that’s where good doctors excel,” said the world-renowned expert in the relationship between stroke and dementia, who also happens to be a composer and poet.

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From the Editors

Welcome to the June issue of World Neurology. The issue begins with Prof. William Carroll’s President’s Column, where he updates us on several of the many current and upcoming activities of the WFN, which are only possible through the many valuable and multifaceted contributions of our many constituents.

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Receiving “the Call” From the Nobel Committee

In an oral history interview for the American Academy of Neurology, conducted April 27, 2017, at the Boston Convention Center, I spoke with Nobel laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, the only living neurologist who has won a Nobel Prize (Lanska and Klaffke, 2017, Lanska, 2017).

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Candidate Statement for Elected WFN Trustee: Morris Freedman, MD, FRCPC

I have had the honor to serve as a WFN Trustee since 2015. I now have the privilege of also serving as the newly appointed Chair of the Membership Committee.

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Candidate Statement for Elected WFN Trustee: Alla Guekht

I am honored to be nominated for the position of the WFN Trustee. The achievements of the WFN for more than 50 years of its history are tremendous. I hope to be able to contribute to the accomplishment of the WFN mission

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Candidate Statement for Elected WFN Trustee: Jean-Marc Léger, MD,FAAN,FEAN

Jean-Marc Léger started his career in neurology in 1980 at the University Hospital Pitié-Salpêtrière and University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI), France, where he trained in general neurology and clinical neurophysiology.

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Candidate Statement for Elected WFN Trustee: Daniel Truong, MD

I am a member of the neurology society of Vietnam, which have nominated me for the trustee position. In support of my candidacy, I will provide some biographical information about my qualifications and experiences.

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Junior Traveling Fellowship 2017: Annick M. Magnerou, MD

I am a young Cameroonian neurologist from Senegal. I have just finished my training. I have seen interest in the field of clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy. It was possible for me to attend the Second Moroccan Congress of Neurophysiology associated with the first African and MENA seminar of clinical neurophysiology Oct. 26-28, 2017, in Morocco, due to the World Federation of Neurology Junior Traveling Fellowship.

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Candidate Statement for Secretary General: Wolfgang Grisold

My name is Dr. Wolfgang Grisold. I am a neurologist from Austria, and I want to apply for a second term for the position of the secretary general of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

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Austrian World Summit Update

The Austrian World Summit R 20 took place May 15, 2018, at the Imperial Palace in Hofurg. This was a high-level meeting dedicated to the environment. It was organized by the Schwarzenegger Institute and members of the Austrian government.

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Junior Traveling Fellowship 2017: Mario Cornejo-Olivas

I am a neurologist and researcher working at Neurogenetics Research Center of Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas in Lima, Peru. I’m grateful to WFN for supporting my attendance at the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

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Junior Traveling Fellowship 2017: Dr. Ngoungoure Halima, Fidelie Scholastique

I welcomed my nomination for the WFN-JTF 2017 with pleasure and attended the 32nd International Epilepsy Congress Sept. 2-6, 2017, in Barcelona. (I would like to thank the WFN for giving me this opportunity.

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Dakar Promotes Training in Electrophysiology

Since 2016, the Department of Neurology of Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar has become the third WFN Teaching Center in Africa. During the process of accreditation, the WFN officials were informed about the different training available.

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World Brain Day is July 22

Mohammed Wasay and his World Brain Day (WBD) team have again prepared numerous activities for individual member societies to join with to celebrate the formation of the WFN on July 22.

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