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The World Federation of Neurology was established on July 22. The committee proposed that July 22 should be recognized as “World Brain Day.”
The World Federation of Neurology was established on July 22. The committee proposed that July 22 should be recognized as “World Brain Day.”
The first meeting of WFN trustees and regional directors was held Jan. 25-27 in London.
The first meeting of WFN trustees and regional directors was held Jan. 25-27 in London.

Brain Disorders in the Developing World

Since its inception 10 years ago, the program “Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan,” has funded research that, to date, has resulted in the publication of 435 peer-reviewed articles, plus 14 books or book chapters, and facilitated long-term training of at least 138 scientists in 44 low and middle income countries [...]

Developing the Brain Disorders Program

The cover story of World Neurology describes the 10th anniversary celebration of the NIH/Fogarty International Center (FIC) funding program “Brain Disorders in the Developing World: Research Across the Lifespan.”

EFNS & ENS Joint Congress: Where History Meets Neurology

Istanbul will host a special neurological event May 31 to June 3. It will be the first and only joint congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and the European Neurological Society (ENS). This will be a special event for two reasons.

The History of the World Federation of Neurology

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) was founded in 1957 in Brussels. Although there had been international medical congresses before it, the London Congress of Medicine 1913 was a landmark in the general acceptance of neurology.

Africa-Canada International Behavioral Neurology Videoconference Rounds

In 2012, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) eLearning Task Force of the WFN Education Committee proposed an expansion of the ground-breaking Canada-Tunisia videoconference as reported in the World Neurology Newsletter (Vol.27 – No.1-February 2012).

International Conference on Freezing of Gait

Management of patients with Parkinson’s disease has progressed well. Levodopa and the dopamine agonists are effective, and when complications arise such as dyskinesias and fluctuations, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can be effective. However, another significant problem is now emerging.

Palliative Care as a Human Right: Where Does the Neurologist Stand?

Two recent international publications have put the spotlight on the situation of worldwide provision of palliative care. These are the “World Cancer Report,” published by the International Association of Research in Cancer (IARC) and the “Global Atlas of Palliative Care at the End of Life,” published by the WHO in collaboration with the World Wide [...]

JNS: Editor’s Update and Selected Articles

The Journal of the Neurological Sciences (JNS) and its publisher, Elsevier, are working together to improve the journal and to make the submission process easier for authors.

World Brain Day

There are many days related to neurological diseases being celebrated by professional organizations in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), national organizations and local health ministries, including World Stroke Day, Epilepsy Day and Rabies Day.

Peripheral Nerve Injuries During World War I

This column on historical aspects of international relationships in the neurosciences usually deals with forms of international cooperation. Exactly 100 years ago, not only political relations collapsed; scientific relationships followed, even though some scientists hoped that their relations would remain above the cataclysm.

Mark Your Calendar

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Moving Forward

The first meeting of WFN trustees and regional directors was held Jan. 25-27 in London. The meeting was called for consultation and participation of all concerned in the formulation of policy and nominations for all WFN committees.

Patient Day at the WCN 2013

The EFNS and the Austrian Society of Neurology (OEGN) hosted a Patient Day on Sept. 21, at the site of the World Congress of Neurology in Vienna. It was opened by Eduard Auff, the Congress president; Vladimir Hachinski, WFN then-president; and Richard Hughes, EFNS president; signaling a high value and interest for this event.

Committees for World Neurology

View members of the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, Finance Committee, Publications & Communications Committee and more.

Electroencephalogram Examples and Guides

It is a privilege to introduce the book “Electroencephalogram Examples and Guides,” published in August 2013. The book provides a concise and comprehensive compilation of text and EEG recordings collected to shorten the learning curve toward competence in EEG interpretation.

Deadline: April 21, 2014 – One-Year Visiting Fellow Program

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Department of Neurology of Mohamed V. Souissi University, Rabat, Morocco, announce a one-year Visiting Fellow Program for newly trained neurologists in Africa.