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Neurological Manifestations of Zika Virus Infection: What Neurologists Need to Know

Zika virus is the most recent epidemic that is having devastating effects on human populations in affected regions, and is rapidly spreading across the South American continent.

Neurological Board Certification in Europe

Young neurologists can rise to the challenge in Denmark on May 27, 2016. On that day, the 8th European Board Examination in Neurology will take place in Copenhagen.

From The Editors

We are pleased and honored to be taking on the editorship of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). We would like to thank President Raad Shakir and the officers and trustees of the WFN, as well as the members of WFN’s Publication Committee, for entrusting us with this responsibility.

Trainee Report on WFN Austrian Neurological Society Department Visit Program

I started my visit in the department of neurology with an introduction and warm welcome from all the staff and the head of the department. I started my training on the neurology ward, where, initially, I was overwhelmed by the size and complexity of the hospital.

President’s Column

Is there a place for a general neurologist? The time has come for us to have a fresh look at our specialty and decide whether we need to modify how we train and practice. In most parts of the world, the answer to the question is simple: We need to continue to train general neurologists [...]

Apply for Junior Traveling Fellowships

This year, the WFN will again offer Junior Traveling Fellowships for young neurologists representing countries classified by the World Bank as low or lower middle income to attend approved international meetings. The deadline for applications is March 15.

Report on the 2015 St. Petersburg, Russia, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurorehabilitation Meeting

The large scientific meeting, Clinical Neurophysiology and Neurophysiology, was held by the Scientific Research Institute of Children’s Infections in St. Petersburg, Russia, November 26-27, 2015. Held at the Mosckovskye Vorota Congress Center in St. Petersburg, the event attracted 395 participants.

The First Arab African Teleneurology Conference: A Treat and Teach Initiative

Although ancient Egyptians were the first to describe the brain, the services that are provided to patients with disorders of the brain and the number of trained neurologists in Arab and African countries is at best centralized in large cities and at worst nonexistent.

Successful Training in Neurology in Latin America

By Ricardo Nitrini, MD When I was invited to give the presentation “Successful Training in Neurology in Latin America” at the 2015 World Congress of Neurology in Santiago, Chile, I tried to answer the question, “What is the best way to train a neurologist in Latin America?” To analyze the current situation, I emailed Latin [...]

Franklin and Ingenhousz on Cranial Electrotherapy

lectroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is considered a highly effective treatment for drug-resistant depression. The discovery of ECT has generally been attributed to the Italian psychiatrist Ugo Cerletti (1877-1963), who, in April 1938, managed to induce seizures by applying electricity directly to the head of a schizophrenic patient.

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

The Journal of the Neurological Sciences will soon feature a section devoted to global neurology. We have seen a significant increase in the number of high quality submissions from around the world, and many of these address important issues in regions beyond the traditional high-income countries.

The Norwegian Year of the Brain

After an invitation from the European Brain Council, we arranged the Norwegian Year of the Brain in 2015 (YotB2015) – 20 years after the first Year of the Brain in Norway. The Norwegian Neurological Association, the Norwegian Brain Council and Nansen Neuroscience Network coordinated YotB2015 and took the initiative to organize different events and activities. [...]

Neurology International Residents Videoconference and Exchange (NIRVE) Connects Neurology Residents Around the World

The 2013 WFN neurology training survey highlighted great variability in neurology training programs across the world.1 Neurology trainees are interested in international clinical experiences, but are often constrained by limited flexible time as well as financial, educational or logistical support.2

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