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WFN and WHO Update

Resolution WHA 73.10 for the Development of an Intersectoral Global Action Plan (IGAP) on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders. 2022 – 2031. By Kimberly Karlshoej on behalf of Alla Guekht, Wolfgang Grisold, Sam Wiebe, Helen Cross, Julie Hall, Martin Brodie, Mary Secco, Jo Wilmhurst, Michael Brainin, Claudia Trenkwalder, David Dodick, and Bill Carroll It was a [...]

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World Congress of Neurology XXV: It’s Here

The Rome World Congress of Neurology is upon us. As we all know, this is our first virtual WCN. Although not in Rome, it is significantly Rome-flavored. Attendees will enter the World Congress of Neurology through the colosseum. From the opening e-Spectacular of the Opening Ceremony, it is full of surprises. The mandatory welcome from [...]

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Letter from the Editors

We would like to welcome all neurologists worldwide to the September/October 2021 issue of World Neurology. The issue begins with the President’s column, where WFN President Prof. Bill Carroll discusses the upcoming WCN, opening within days of the publication, and the important role of the WCN in the WFN. Next, Kimberly Karlshoej, WFN strategy and [...]

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George Kenneth York III

David A. Steinberg George K. York III, neurologist, historian of neurology, and health care executive, died in Fiddletown, California, June 14, 2021, at the age of 70 after a protracted series of medical adversities. York was a skilled clinician, world-renowned historian, creative writer, and expert in finance and audit. He was a concerned and empathetic [...]

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Estimating Subnational Neurological Disease Burden: A Worthwhile Mission

By Gagandeep Singh, MV Padma, Pramod Pal, Jeyaraj Pandian, PN Sylaja, Suvarna Alladi, and Lalit Dandona The burden of neurological diseases as measured by disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and years of life lost is an invaluable piece of information for many. Among the many are health care policy makers, academic institutions, and neurological health [...]

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Kinnier Wilson and the Extrapyramidal System: An ‘Unknown Centrifugal Pathway’

By JMS Pearce MD, FRCP In his De Humani Corporis Fabrica (1543), anatomically Andreas Vesalius distinguished the subcortical nuclei of the corpus striatum from the cortex and white matter, but he neither named them nor suggested their possible functions. The corpus striatum was named by Thomas Willis (1621–1675), (whose birth quatercentenary we celebrate this year) [...]

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Book Review: One by One by One

Aaron Berkowitz, MD, PhD María Jimena Alemán Over this past year, we have all come to wonder what we can do to make a difference in the face of problems that seem so overwhelming. When we think about the scope of the pandemic and other global health issues, the devastating numbers are heart breaking, and [...]

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The WFN Inside, Continued: The Constitution & Bylaws Committee and the Neurosonology Specialty Group

Wolfgang Grisold In this issue, we will introduce the Constitution & Bylaws Committee, chaired by Anna Hege Aamodt (Norway). This committee ensures that the constitution and bylaws are correct and updated. Conversely, the trustees, often as requested by members, consider to implement changes, which are first scrutinized by this committee for feasibility and practicalities before [...]

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Report of Istanbul, Turkey Department Visit

By Dr. Imane Hajjaj I was reading a regular newsletter from World Federation of Neurology, when I saw the announcement of “The Department Visit.” It stated that it was a one-month long visit, which suited me since it wasn’t possible for me to stay away from my country more than this period. Therefore, I decided [...]

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