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This, my second column, is to inform you of some important steps taken by the new administration and the rationale for these. They comprise the essence of the strategy meeting held Feb. 12-13 in London.
The Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists (ASN) held its 11th Annual Academic Sessions in November 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, under the theme of Neurology for Tomorrow. Prof. Raad Shakir, president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), was the chief guest at the Welcome Ceremony, and Prof. Man Mohan Mehndiratta, president of the Asia Pacific Stroke Organization (APSO), was the guest of honor.

WFN Takes Stock and Moves Forward

This, my second column, is to inform you of some important steps taken by the new administration and the rationale for these. They comprise the essence of the strategy meeting held Feb. 12-13 in London.

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Sri Lanka Annual Academic Sessions Update

The Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists (ASN) held its 11th Annual Academic Sessions in November 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, under the theme of Neurology for Tomorrow. Prof. Raad Shakir, president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), was the chief guest at the Welcome Ceremony, and Prof. Man Mohan Mehndiratta, president of the Asia Pacific Stroke Organization (APSO), was the guest of honor.

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Neurology Training at St. Josef Hospital in Bochum

Training Dates:Nov. 6-Dec. 4, 2017 The overall objective of my neurology department visit was capacity-building and strengthening of basic skills training in integrated management of essential emergency care in stroke, other neurological conditions, and procedures at Ruhr University Hospital for Neurology. Specific Objectives I trained in the use of the “Integrated Management Package on Stroke [...]

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2018 Call for Applications for Grants

To further its mission to “foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide,” the WFN is offering up to six grants of $25,000 with a maximum spend of $100,000. To see the complete rules and regulations for the 2018 grants, The WFN has been offering grants since 2011.

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Clean Air for a Healthy Brain

The theme for this year’s World Brain Day was carefully selected to raise awareness of the influence of air pollution on neurological diseases. We hope that this campaign will follow the success of previous World Brain Day campaigns and will touch an emerging, but equally important issue, which is the role of pollution and neurological disease.

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WFN Invites Bids to Host WCN 2023

The World Federation of Neurology is pleased to invite bids to host the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in 2023 from national member societies in the Americas.

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Next European Board Examination in Neurology

The next Exam of the European Board of Neurology (EBN) will take place on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the EAN congress site in Lisbon.

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Eddie Phiroz Bharucha

Pioneer of Neurology in India (Dec. 27, 1916-Dec. 14, 2017) Eddie Phiroz Bharucha, though born into privilege, was in many ways a self-made man. His mother, Bachha came from a prominent business family in Karachi.

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From the Editors

We are pleased to welcome you to the March-April 2018 issue of World Neurology, the official publication of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). In this issue, a number of WFN initiatives are discussed, beginning with the Presidents’ Column where WFN President William Carroll discusses the new steps taken by the new administration of the [...]

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Calendar of Events

June 16-19 Fourth Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN 2018) Lisbon, Portugal https://www.ean.org/lisbon2018 July 6-7 19th European Federation of Autonomic Societies Meeting (#EFAS18) Vienna, Austria http://efasweb.com/ July 6-10 15th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD 2018) Vienna, Austria http://www.icnmd2018.org/

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Editor’s Update

For many years, tardive dyskinesia was a poorly understood clinical syndrome with no effective therapy. Thanks to new research, we now have a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of tardive dyskinesia and new therapies for the condition. A summary of this new and important information about tardive dyskinesia is now available in the Journal of [...]

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Victor Soriano

The Soriano Lectures at the World Congresses of Neurology were named for his contributions and lasting presence Victor Soriano was born on Feb. 8, 1909, in the Isle of Rhodes. At the time, the Isle of Rhodes was under the possession of Turkey, and soon after of Italy. Victor was the second of five siblings. [...]

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Stanley Prusiner on the Origin of the Term Prion

By Douglas J. Lanska, MD, MS, MSPH, FAAN 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 to have won a Nobel Prize (Lanska and Klaffke, 2017, Lanska, 2017). Prusiner was the [...]

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