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EBN, EAN Hold Joint European Board Examination in Neurology

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), as the European representation of medical specialists, encourages the use of a European board examination in neurology. The exam aims to test knowledge, problem-solving, presentation abilities, and handling knowledge and aspects of ethics and public health.

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Dakar Named Third WFN Teaching Center in Africa

With the creation of several World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Teaching Centers, the WFN has increased the scope of its educational activities for training young neurologists worldwide.

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From the Editors

In this issue, Raad Shakir, MD, president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), provides us with his insights about the infrastructural investments, in addition to the training of more neurologists, required for providing optimal neurologic care worldwide.

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Report of the ICNMD Congress

The 14th International Congress on Neuromuscular Disease (ICNMD), which took place July 5-9, 2016, in Toronto, Canada, brought 750 delegates. Vera Bril, MD, organized the Congress on behalf of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) neuromuscular research group.

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FROM THE PRESIDENT
Training More Neurologists: Is the Investment Enough?

For decades, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has endeavored to do its best to advise on training young neurologists in the developing world. As a matter of fact, one of its central functions is training to support quality neurology worldwide.

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Keith Newton Steps Down From the WFN

After 18 years as executive director and consultant administrator, Keith Newton left the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) July 31, 2016. He was recruited to the WFN in 1998 by Dr. Frank Clifford Rose and Lord John Nicholas Walton, and has seen the organization grow and change enormously.

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Albania Celebrates the Day of the Brain

The Albanian Chapter of World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has celebrated World Brain Day annually since 2014. In 2016, World Brain Day was dedicated to the brain and aging and had a special meaning looking at the population figures from Albanian INSTAT.

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

As with any journal, changes in the editorial staff are necessary from time to time. Two of our associate editors, Nicolas Bazan, MD, PhD, and Bruce Ovbiagele, MD, MSc, have stepped down. Both of them did an outstanding job in ensuring the continuing success of our journal.

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HISTORY COLUMN
Introducing the Ophthalmoscope to British Neurologists

Hermann von Helmholtz (1821-1924), a German scientist, published the description of the first clinical ophthalmoscope in 1851. He called his invention the Augenspiegel or eye-mirror.

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Neurology in 2050: Are You the Next Jules Verne?

Our century has become the Brain Century, and it is important to keep improving on this trend. The Turkish Neurological Society has established an international essay competition for medical students to increase awareness about improvements in neurology in the Brain Century.

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BOOK REVIEW
Landmark Papers in Neurology

In reading Landmark Papers in Neurology, the famous quote by Sir Isaac Newton, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” comes to mind as an appropriate aphorism.

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John N. Walton: Fond Memories

My first knowledge of John N. Walton, MD, came from his reprint requests. My first papers were published as a resident (trainee in neurology). I was flattered that whatever I published was followed by a request from Professor Walton for a reprint.

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Report From Recent Junior Traveling Fellowship Awardees

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Junior Traveling Fellowships are awarded to gifted young neurologists to support attendance and scientific contributions at international meetings. This support is limited to lower income countries. The WFN is pleased to announce that 30 Junior Traveling Fellowships were awarded in 2016. A complete list of awardees is published online.

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