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Report on the XXII World Congress of Neurology

The XXII World Congress of Neurology opened Nov. 1, 2015, at the CasaPiedra Conference Center in Santiago, Chile. A total of 3,500 delegates were registered from 110 countries, and this Congress brought a significant rise in the number of participants under age 35 compared to those attending Vienna and Marrakesh. This demographic added a youthful [...]

Brain Health: Why Time Matters in MS

The goal of treating patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) should be to maximize lifelong brain health. This is the central theme of a new international consensus report from a multidisciplinary author group. Brain Health: Time Matters in Multiple Sclerosis calls for greater urgency at every stage of diagnosing, treating and managing MS.

From the Editor-In-Chief

This issue of World Neurology is the last for which I will serve as editor. Fulfilling this role for the past three years has been an exciting endeavor. I greatly appreciate that I was invited, and that I accepted the challenge and opportunity to develop World Neurology as an online publication.

A Note of Thanks to Don Silberberg

Since Don took over as editor of World Neurology (WN) in April 2013, we have seen a steady improvement in the quality of our newsletter with the publication of each of the 16 issues he has overseen. In his first editorial, he stated that the new electronic format would permit ready coordination among the two [...]

Report on the 23rd Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurology

The 23rd Annual Conference of the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) was held Oct. 1–4, 2015, at Agra, the city of Taj, in India. Planning the IAN scientific program with sizeable professional body of clinical neurologists in India is always a challenging task for two reasons. For one, India is a country with 1.28 billion [...]

President’s Column

Now the 22nd World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in Santiago, Chile, is over with huge success both scientifically and socially. There is a specific and enduring success story I would like to mention in this column. In every WCN, the program committee makes a specific point of bringing together all brain health sister disciplines to [...]

NIH-Led Effort Details Global Brain Disorders Research Agenda in November 19, 2015, Nature Supplement

Infants are starved of oxygen during difficult births. Children’s cognitive function is permanently damaged due to malnutrition or exposure to infections or toxins. Adults suffer from crippling depression or dementia. The breadth and complexity of these and other brain and nervous system disorders make them some of the most difficult conditions to diagnose and treat, [...]

Oliver Sacks: A Bright Star in the Neurological Sky

Oliver Sacks is likely the world’s best-known neurologist. From the early roots of a pure subspecialty in the early 19th century to now, it would be hard to identify another neurologist who has touched as many lives. He did it all outside of the mainstream of traditional academic or private practice neurology. He forged his [...]

BOOK REVIEW: Palliative Care in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis: From Diagnosis to Bereavement, 3rd Edition

“Nothing we can do.” This is a commonly used phrase when discussing the management of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with recently diagnosed patients. It is often uttered at a time when patients are at their most vulnerable.

Global Neurology: Lessons Learned From Cambodia

Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country of 15 million people with a per capita annual income of ,080. For 100 years until 1953, it was a French colony, followed by formation of a kingdom. In 1970, civil war led to the rise of Pol Pot and his Khmer Rouge communist agenda, a classless society with [...]

Fellowship Awardee from India Presents Research

Sudip Paul, assistant professor, department of biomedical engineering, North-Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong, India, was given the opportunity to present his research as a poster presentation. He presented “Wavelet-Based Analysis as a Tool to Evaluate the Degree of Neuronal Insult in Animal Model of Ischemic Stroke” at the 45th Annual Meeting of Society for Neuroscience [...]

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

Following the advice of the Editorial Board members for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences (JNS), we have reorganized the contents index for each issue. This has been done to enhance perusal of the contents by readers of the journal.

Special Issue on ‘Neurological Diseases in South America’

This is a call for submissions of papers to a forthcoming special issue of eNeurologicalSci (eNS) on “Neurological Diseases in South America,” which will be published in July 2016. The guest editors of this issue welcome submissions of original manuscripts and reviews that deal with basic, clinical and epidemiological studies addressing research on neurological disorders [...]

European ‘Wanderjahr’: Postgraduate Training in Nervous Diseases for Americans in the 1880s

Since 2010, we have published a number of short papers on international relationships and exchange in the neurological community. It is of interest to note that the leading centers of medical education changed over the past centuries and thereby advanced international exchange. Italian (Padua) and French (Paris, Montpellier) universities were popular in the 16th and [...]

Teaching Courses Expand Education at WCN

The WCN took place at the CasaPiedra Conference Center in Santiago, Chile, Oct. 31–Nov 5, 2015, with 3,500 delegates from 112 countries participating and creating a joint sense of neurology worldwide.

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