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SPECIAL REPORT: History of the WFN Environmental Neurology Applied Research Group

We present here a brief overview of the history of the creation of the Environmental Neurology Applied Research Group (ENRG) of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

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EAN Breaking News Session Tackles Zika Virus

On May 29, 2016, Zika virus infections of the nervous system were the topic of a very well-attended breaking news session co-moderated by Drs. Eric Schmutzhardt and Raad Shakir (1) at the 2nd Annual European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark.

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Candidate Statements for Elected WFN Trustee

The following are statements from the two candidates for the position of elected trustee of the World Federation of Neurology, to be voted on at the upcoming Council of Delegates meeting September 12, 2016, in Prague, Czech Republic.

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IN MEMORIAM: John Nicholas Walton, MD

The World Federation of Neurology is remembering John Nicholas Walton, MD, who passed away in April at the age of 93.

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Young African Neurologists’ Message and Point of View

Africa is, in terms of population, the second most populous continent in the world, and one on which high population and economic growth forecasts are announced. For a long time, health resources in general and neurological care remained very limited. Fortunately, in the last 50 years, the number of neurologists has increased by more than [...]

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Record Attendance at the XII Annual Colombian Congress of Neurology

Organized under the direction of Yuri Takeuchi, MD, president of the Columbian Congress of Neurology and dean of the School of Health Sciences at Icesi University, Cali, Colombia, and Dr. Ignacio E. Abello, president of the Colombian Neurology Association (ACN), the XII Annual Colombian Congress of Neurology in Cali attracted more than 700 participants, a [...]

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PRESIDENT’S COLUMN: Long Established WHO, WFN Relationship Continues to Prosper

The WFN is a non-governmental organization (NGO) in official relationship with the WHO. The relationship is symbiotic and solid. It started back in the 1960s during the first term of the presidency of MacDonald Critchley from 1965 to 1969.

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BOOK REVIEW: Emergency and Critical Care Neurology

This is a comprehensive, extremely well-written, single-author textbook on emergency and critical care neurology by one of the most renowned, experienced, published, and respected neurointensivists.

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Medical Observations by European Physicians in the Colonies

The stay of Europeans in tropical countries offered opportunities for the observation not only of unknown (manifestations of) diseases, but also of the flora and fauna of these areas. Extensive descriptions were published in books, and specimens were brought to Europe, where cabinets of curiosities were filled with objects from natural history, archeology, geology, and [...]

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IN MEMORIAM: Noshir H. Wadia, MD

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) lost an illustrious neurologist on April 10, 2016, with the death of Professor Noshir H. Wadia, MD, in Mumbai, India. He was 91. Wadia was universally regarded as the “founder of contemporary Indian neurology.”

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FROM THE EDITORS

We are pleased to introduce this issue of World Neurology. In this issue, Raad Shakir, MD, president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), provides us with a historical view of the long-standing and important collaborative relationship between the World Health Organization and the WFN, working together for the overall goal of improving brain health.

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Day of the Brain: July 22, 2016

On July 22, 2016, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) will celebrate its 3rd Annual Day of the Brain.

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A New Regional Organization: PAFNS

A new regional organization, the Pan-American Federation of Neurological Societies (PAFNS), has been founded with the support of 20 Latin American countries, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), and the American Academy of Neurology (AAN).1

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