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World Brain Day (WBD) and the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) are two major events for the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) in which we present our organization to the world.
During this year‘s Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA) meeting, the AFAN had its annual business meeting and scientific meeting in East London, South Africa. Outgoing President Yomi Ogun opened the business meeting by giving a report on AFAN’s development and activities in the past year.

Upcoming Educational Events for WFN

World Brain Day (WBD) and the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) are two major events for the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) in which we present our organization to the world.

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A Quest for New Horizons

During this year‘s Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA) meeting, the AFAN had its annual business meeting and scientific meeting in East London, South Africa. Outgoing President Yomi Ogun opened the business meeting by giving a report on AFAN’s development and activities in the past year.

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From the editors

Welcome to the March/April 2019 issue of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). This issue begins with the President’s column, where WFN President William Carroll discusses two of the major upcoming events of the WFN: World Brain Day and the World Congress of Neurology in Dubai.

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Regional Congresses: Continued Success

Over a period of six months, four major neurological congresses were held in four regions of the world. Each was organized by one of the regional organizations, which are part of the six regions of the WFN.

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The Painful Truth of Migraine

The Global Burden of Diseases Collaborators confirmed that neurological disorders are the leading cause of disability worldwide. Globally in 2016, neurological disorders were the leading cause of disability-adjusted life years (276 million [uncertainty interval 247-308] and the second leading cause of deaths at 9.0 million [8.8-9.4]).

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Aging Through the Ages

In an era of increasing mean age of the general population and the resulting burden of degenerative disease—with respect to neurology, in particular dementia and Parkinson’s disease—studies on aging may provide interesting insights. Genomic stability in cancer and aging are popular areas of study today.

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Prof. James Waldo Lance (1926-2019)

The neurological world, and Australian neurology in particular, lost an outstanding leader Feb. 20, 2019, with the death of Prof. James (Jim) Waldo Lance in Sydney, at the age of 92.

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James Waldo Lance

We are here today to pay our respects to the doyen of Australian neurology. Jim Lance was the complete physician, a man who covered all fields and was an exemplar clinician-scientist. He was the academic father and intellectual inspiration for many of us. We will not see his like again.

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Prof. Jagjit S. Chopra, DCH, FRCP, PhD, FAMS, FIAN

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) honored Prof. Jagjit Singh Chopra (JSC) with the Lifetime Achievement Award in September 2017 at Kyoto, Japan. His achievements were applauded on the world stage in his absence, as he could not attend the meeting due to a disabling stroke.

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Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine

Thank you to the WFN and the Turkish Neurological Society for this privileged academic opportunity to visit one of the most established neurological centers in Turkey.

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Calling All MS Researchers

MSIF offers grants for researchers from low- and middle-income countries By Anne Helme The Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) is inviting applications for McDonald Fellowships and Du Pré grants for researchers or clinicians working in a low- or middle-income country, who would like funding to expand their expertise and build partnerships with other countries.

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CNC: Meeting in Cairo

Prof. Maged Abdel Naseer The Egyptian Society of Neurology was founded in 1955. It serves as a minaret of neurological education, brainstorming of new ideas and sharing of updates. Since 1999, members of the society have been holding an annual conference in the capital city under the name of the Cairo International Neurology Conference.

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