Current Issue

Welcome to the January/February 2019 issue of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

Tropical Neurology: INTROPICON 2018

The second International Tropical and Geographical Neurology Conference (INTROPICON) was held in conjunction with the 28th Brazilian Congress of Neurology and the 15th Pan American Congress of Neurology Oct. 11-14, 2018, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The congress was huge and was attended by more than 3,800 delegates from all over Latin America and across the world.

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World Stroke Day 2018: BEYINDER

The Turkish Stroke Patient Society (BEYINDER), a member of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), organized the first symposium for stroke survivors and their caregivers in Turkey on World Stroke Day 2018, acknowledging the importance of acute management in stroke, long-term commitment, and attention to the needs and rights of stroke patients for better outcomes.

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In Memoriam: Professor Jagjit S. Chopra

It is with deep sorrow and regret that we inform you about the demise of Professor Jagjit S. Chopra, the founder President of the Indian Academy of Neurology on Jan. 19, 2019. He was the driving force in the formation of the IAN and the person who guided it to maturity.

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12-Month Dashboard Report

As I write this first column for 2019, the business of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is well under way. It is, however, the first anniversary of the new administration, and I will therefore present a dashboard, or update, of where we are at this point.

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From the Editors

Welcome to the January/February 2019 issue of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

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Neurology in Migrants Meeting

by Prof. Mustapha El Alaoui Faris, Chair of the WFN Migrant Neurology Applied Research Group in Marrakech, Morocco The meeting of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Migrant Neurology Applied Research Group took place Dec. 14, 2018, in Marrakech, Morocco, during the 12th Maghreb Congress of Neurology. This meeting coincided with the meeting of the [...]

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World Stroke Congress, Montreal

I received a World Federation of Neurology Junior Traveling Fellowship to attend and present the oral presentation “Clinical and Imaging Profile of Takayasu Arteritis Presenting as Young Stroke Syndromes: A Neurological Perspective from South India” at the Top 10 Young Investigators forum at the World Stroke Congress 2018, which was conducted from Oct. 17-20 in Montreal.

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Francophone Society of Chronobiology

I would like to express my deep gratitude to the World Federation of Neurology for granting me a 2018 WFN Junior Traveling Fellowship to participate in the 46th Conference of the Francophone Society of Chronobiology Oct. 22-25, 2018. We had the participation of world experts who presented to us their different works and their experiences.

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Spanish Society of Epilepsy in Málaga, Spain

By Pâmela Ayala Thanks to the World Federation of Neurology, I had the opportunity to attend the fifth Congress of the Spanish Society of Epilepsy in Málaga, Spain. Throughout the conference, I exchanged ideas and established contacts with great professionals in the field of epilepsy. During the lectures and discussions, news advancements in epilepsy were [...]

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Advances in Neuroscience

New Strategies for Preventing and Treating Brain Diseases By Wolfgang Grisold The conference on “Advances in Neuroscience and New Strategies for Preventing and Treating Brain Diseases” took place Nov. 12-13, 2018, in the Buyanov City Clinical Hospital, one of the largest multidisciplinary hospitals in Moscow. It was organized and chaired by Prof. Eugene Gusev and [...]

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Call for Nominations

On behalf of the World Federation of Neurology, the Nominating Committee invites nominations for the position of Elected Trustee for a three-year period, and for Treasurer for a four-year period.

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Dutch Neuroscientists in Beijing with Rockefeller Foundation Support

by Peter J. Koehler In this column on the history of international relationships in neuroscience (avant la lettre), the Rockefeller Foundation should have an important place, as it is associated with the foundation of so many neuroscientific institutions (for instance the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1934, and the Nieuw Leeuwenbergh, later named Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, [...]

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Montreal Neurological Institute and Canadian Neurological Society

By Claudia M. Guío-Sánchez, MD Photo by Juana Rubio “The problem of neurology is to understand man himself.”  Wilder Penfield.   This quote is the famous inscription I found the first time I entered the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI), better known as “The Neuro”; four weeks later, I understood its meaning in a [...]

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Montreal, Canada

By Natalia Herrera Marín During my first week in Montreal, I was pleased to be at the Brenda Milner Centennial Symposium for cognitive neuroscience. It was amazing to see some of her students and listen to her. She has been teaching the core of mysteries of the brain and the exploration of senses, and every [...]

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Ege University, Izmir, Turkey

By Dr. Abiodun Hamzat Bello I would like to start by thanking the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Turkish Neurological Society (TNS) for selecting me to visit the neurology department at Ege University in Turkey. It is a highly specialized department where advanced neurology care is given to patients. My experience started with [...]

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Hacettepe University Hospitals, Ankara, Turkey

By Dr. Temitope Hannah Farombi As a beneficiary of the joint initiative of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Turkish Neurological Society fellowship, I was hopeful and expectant of the many opportunities this fellowship would offer. I was open to learning new skills as well as to improving on previously learned ones. Ankara [...]

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Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz Neurology Department

By Salaheddine Mourabit Thanks to the support of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Education Committee and the German Society of Neurology, I was able to benefit from this program of visit during which I spent a month at the neurology department of Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. During this period, I was able to [...]

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