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Good News at the End of 2020

The WHO calls for global action plan to combat epilepsy and other neurologic disorders By William Carroll As we reach the end of a very trying year with COVID-19 still rampant, I have two pieces of good news, in some respects, as good as the imminent arrival of the vaccines. The first is a momentous [...]

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Palliative Care for Patients With Stroke

By Wolfgang Grisold, Claire J. Creutzfeldt, Gillian Mead, and Fergus N. Doubal During the World Stroke Organization (WSO)-European Stroke Organization (ESO) Congress (https://eso-wso-conference.org), a teaching course on palliative care issues in patients with stroke was offered. There were four speakers: Wolfgang Grisold (Austria), Claire J. Creutzfeldt (U.S.), Gillian Mead (U.K.), and Fergus N. Doubal (U.K.). [...]

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Letter from the editors

By Steven L. Lewis, MD, Editor, and Walter Struhal, MD, Co-Editor We would like to welcome you to the December 2020 issue of World Neurology, the final issue of this remarkable year. This issue begins with the exciting news from WFN President William Carroll about the recent decision by the World Health Assembly on Nov. [...]

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Essential Brain Anatomy & Neuropathology (EBA&N)

The Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science (TMiMS) began its operations in April 2011 as a new institute integrating the formerly independently operated three institutes; the Tokyo Metropolitan Institute for Neuroscience, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Psychiatry, and Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Medical Science. The Laboratory of Neuropathology (LONP) in TMiMS manages the neuropathological assets of [...]

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Sylvius and “The Quack”

Masterpieces at a Leyden Home By Peter J. Koehler When reading the name Sylvius, most neurologists will think of neuroanatomic structures like the aqueduct and the lateral fissure of the hemispheres. Descendant from a Protestant family from northern France (the city of Cambrai that at the time was situated in the southern Netherlands), Franciscus dele [...]

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St. Olavs Hospital, Norway

By Dr. Abdoul Bachir Djibo Hamani I was honored to be accepted to do a department visit at the prestigious Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) at the St.Olavs Hospital in the Department of Neurology in Trondheim in Norway. For this I would like to express my sincere thanks to: The World Federation of [...]

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This Doctor Can: A Journey From a Bedwin Boy in Eastern Sudan to a Professor of Neurology

By Prof. Osheik Ab’Asha Seidi, MB BS, MRCP (U.K.), ABiM, CCST (U.K.), FRCP I was born in a village called Aroma, named by the British for the nice smell of its naturally growing wild roses, in the northeast African country Sudan. My parents could barely read or write, as they did not complete primary school. [...]

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First WFN/AFAN e-Learning Day

By Riadh Gouider The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the African Academy of Neurology presented their first virtual one-day teaching course—the first WFN/AFAN e-Learning Day—which took place from 8:45 a.m. to 6 p.m. (BST), Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. Collaborators This educational event was held with the support of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), [...]

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WFN Committees and Specialty Groups

e-Communications Committee and the Aphasia, Dementia, and Cognitive Disorders Specialty Group By Wolfgang Grisold This column focusing on WFN committees and specialty groups has a dual purpose: to inform and raise awareness on the important contribution of these groups for the functioning of the WFN to raise interest among the readers for the work of [...]

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Dr. Juan Rafael Santoni Mendoza (1935-2020)

By Prof. Anna Robles and Prof. Marco T. Medina Undeniably a father of Dominican neurology,  Dr. Juan Rafael Santoni Mendoza was honest, teacher by vocation, tirelessly hardworking, researcher. He was devoted to his followers, but first of all to his patients. He gave us everything we expected from a great teacher and a great man. [...]

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