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Monkeypox and Neurology

By Chandrashekhar Meshram The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern. Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis caused by a double-stranded DNA virus in the Orthopoxvirus genus, transmitted to humans from animals—with symptoms similar to smallpox although clinically less severe. Details about the disease are available on WHO’s website.1 [...]

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President’s Column

This issue of World Neurology contains the statements of the candidates for the new Secretary General and one Elected Trustee. They are all well prepared and focus on different angles to these important positions. Most importantly, all of the applicants radiate energy and enthusiasm, which is the important content of fuel of neurology and the [...]

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Education, Congresses, and CME: Sponsoring and Influence of Industry

By Wolfgang Grisold and Steven L. Lewis The WFN’s policies regarding industry sponsorship, continuing medical education (CME), and conflicts of interest (COI) are provided here. In many countries and regions, the separation of scientific content and industry events is strictly carried out. Examples include the United States via the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), [...]

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World Brain Day in India

By Chandrashekhar Meshram, Nirmal Surya and U. Meenakshisundaram World Brain Day 2022 was celebrated with great fanfare and enthusiasm in India, and the campaign was extended over a week. This year’s theme “Brain Health for All” was appropriate, and it generated a lot of interest. Although the Dynamic President of the Indian Academy of Neurology [...]

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Latin America Joined the World Brain Day 2022

By Jessi Arita and Marco T. Medina, FAAN, FEAN Latin America joined the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Pan-American Federation of Neurological Societies (PAFNS) on the celebration of the World Brain Day 2022, which took place every July 22, with the purpose of sharing information and optimizing brain health, creating awareness on the [...]

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World Brain Day 2022 in Malaysia

By Shanthi Viswanathan On the July 22, 2022, the Neurology Department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital, Malaysia, celebrated “World Brain Day” in conjunction with the World Federation of Neurology’s theme of “ Brain Health for All.” The theme for this year’s celebration is very meaningful, inclusive, and diverse. The neurology department at Kuala Lumpur Hospital is [...]

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Update on the AAN/WFN Continuum Education Program

By Steven L. Lewis, MD, and Andrea J. Weiss, MA As this year marks my (SL’s) 10th year as editor-in-chief of Continuum: Lifelong Learning in Neurology, we’ve written this article to provide a brief update on the AAN/WFN Continuum Education Program for low- and lower-middle-income countries, a program that we are privileged to administer. Continuum [...]

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Candidate Statements for WFN Secretary General, Elected Trustee

Below are the Candidate Statements for Secretary General and Elected Trustee. Three statements for Secretary General and four statements for Elected Trustee are listed in each category. The Secretary General Candidate Statements, for the three candidates, in alphabetical order, are from: Marianne de Visser Steven Lewis Tissa Wijeratne The Elected Trustee Candidate Statements, for the four [...]

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