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AFAN Brings New Era in African Neurology

It was a momentous day in the history of African neurology. For more than 40 years, the continental neuroscience organization was an amalgamation of neurologists and neurosurgeons. The Pan African Association of Neurological Sciences (PAANS) served its purpose, and it’s time now for the establishment of an organization dedicated to neurology. Neurosurgeons already have established [...]

Dementia: A New Perspective

As dementia rises in prevalence, new approaches must be adopted in the treatment of the condition and efforts to prevent it.

Implementation Science Arrives: A New Dimension for Advocacy

The neurologic community should congratulate itself for achieving public recognition for our field by organizing public programs. This advocacy method began with the U.S. declaration of the Decade of the Brain in the 1990s. Many other countries followed with their declarations of a year or a decade for the same purpose.

WFN Accredits EMG Initiative for Young African Neurologists

The exploration of neuromuscular training, especially through the use of electromyography (EMG) in confirming a diagnosis and in classifying neuropathies, is essential to the neurological training course.

WCN 2015: A Chance of a Lifetime

The World Federation of Neurology will have its showpiece biennial World Congress of Neurology (WCN), with Santiago, Chile, hosting Oct. 31-Nov. 5. This is the only international congress where all neurology specialties and interest groups have their chance to interact and show their progress to an international audience. The Scientific Program Committee tries to contact [...]

The Global Stroke Burden

Stroke is a devastating and debilitating disease. It is the second leading cause of death in the world, comprising approximately 10 percent of all deaths and killing 5.5 million people each year, with 44 million disability-adjusted life-years (DALYs) lost.1,2 In 2010 alone, there were 16.9 million strokes worldwide, of which 70 percent occurred in low- [...]

Book Review: Imaging in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Neuroimaging is an important adjunct to clinical neurology. We cannot easily examine the brain directly. The neurologic exam is designed to allow us to make reasonable inferences about abnormalities of neurologic functioning, and neuroimaging helps us visualize the brain.

Report From the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

I was awarded a World Federation of Neurology travel grant, which enabled me to attend the important and interesting First Congress of the European Academy of Neurology, June 20-23, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. I am grateful for the support of World Federation of Neurology.

Early Works Identify Writer’s Cramp Culprits

Considering that book printing was invented in the early 15th century (Johannes Gutenberg, Mainz, Germany) and the copying of texts before that period had to be done by hand, one wonders whether writer’s cramp has been described in the middle ages.

Editor’s Update and Selected Articles From the Journal of the Neurological Sciences

The editorial staff of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences (JNS) and Elsevier have been working closely with the organizers of the upcoming XXII World Congress of Neurology (WCN) to provide easy access to the 1,461 abstracts being presented there. All of the abstracts will be published in JNS and will be available online as [...]

Candidates for the WFN 2015 Election

One new officer post — of treasurer — and one elected trustee post are to be filled at the Council of Delegates Annual General Meeting in November during the World Congress of Neurology in Santiago, Chile. The Nominating Committee has recommended the following candidates to the membership: Recommended candidates Treasurer Prof. Richard Stark (Australia) Prof. [...]

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