Research Groups

Aphasia/Cognitive Disorders Research Group

Chair

Thomas H Bak M.D.

Human Cognitive Neuroscience (HCN)
7 George Square
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH8 9JZ
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)131 650 3441
Fax: +44 (0)131 650 3461
E-mail: thomas.bak@ed.ac.uk

Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences
Chancellor's Building
49 Little France Crescent
Edinburgh
Scotland
EH16 4SB
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0) 131 2426260

 

Former Presidents

  • Eberhard Bay
  • Arthur Benton
  • Harold Goodglass
  • Guido Gainotti
  • Klaus Poeck
  • Andy Kertesz
  • John Hodges
  • Argye Hillis

 

Co-Chair

Facundo Manes M.D.

Director, Institute of Neurosciences
Professor of Behavioural Neurology and Cognitive Neuroscience
Favaloro University
Buenos Aires
Argentina

Director, Institute of Cognitive Neurology (INECO)
Castex 3293 (C1425CDC)
Buenos Aires
Argentina

Tel.: +54 11 48074748
Fax:+54 11 48074748
E-mail: fmanes@neurologiacognitiva.org
Web: www.neurologiacognitiva.org

 

Annual Reports

 

 

  • WFN Aphasia and Cognitive Disorders Research Group meeting

    May 15-18, 2010 - Istanbul, Turkey

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    Ataxia Research Group

    Dr Alexandra Durr

    INSERM U289
    Hôpital de la Salpêtrière
    47 Blvd de l'Hôpital
    75651 Paris cedex 13
    France

    Tel.: +33 1 42 16 2182
    Fax: +33 1 44 24 3658
    E-mail: alexandra.durr@upmc.fr

    Autonomic Disorders Research Group

    Roy Freeman, MD ChB

    Harvard Medical School
    Director, Center for Autonomic & Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
    One Deaconess Road
    Boston
    MA 02215
    USA

    Tel.: +1 617 632 8454
    Fax: +1 617 632 0852
    E-mail: rfreeman@bidmc.harvard.edu

    Clinical Neuropharmacology Research Group

    Dr Amos Korczyn

    Sieratzki Chair of Neurology
    Tel-Aviv University Medical School
    Ramat Aviv 69978
    Israel

    Tel.: +972 3 697 4229
    Fax: +972 3 640 9113
    E-mail: amoskor@post.tau.ac.il

    Dementia Research Group (ENRG)

    Raul Luciano Arizaga, MD

    Cognitive Neurology Unit
    Neuraxis Institute - Neurological Foundation
    Buenos Aires
    CP 1425
    Argentina

    Tel.: + 54 11 4372 5352
    Fax: + 54 11 4371 5234
    E-mail: rarizaga@wfn-rgd.org

    Environmental Neurology Research Group (ENRG)

    Chair

    Leon D. Prockop, MD

    Founding Chairman, Emeritus
    Professor of Department of Neurology
    University of South Florida
    College of Medicine
    Box 55
    12901 Bruce B Downs Blvd
    Tampa
    FL 33612-479
    USA

    Tel.: 813-974-9915
    Fax: 813-974-7473
    E-mail: lprockop@health.usf.edu
    Website: www.neurotoxicology-pro.com

     

    Goals of the ERNG are to promote clinical research and education in all matters having to do with the adverse effects of environmental substances/events, including neurotoxins, upon the nervous system. These include, but are not limited to: heavy metals, volatile hydrocarbons, and insecticides & pesticides. Humans may be exposed to these substances/events in industrial/occupations situations or as a result of terrorism.

    Clinical studies and educational meetings are in progress or planned.

    Worldwide neurologists experienced in and/or interested in such situations are invited to contact the ERNG Chair, Leon D. Prockop, MD at lprockop@health.usf.edu

    History of Neurosciences Research Group

    Prof George York

    21201 Ostrom Road
    Fiddletown
    CA 95629
    USA

    Tel.: +1 209 476 3388
    Fax: +1 209 245 5409
    E-mail: gkyork@ucdavis.edu

     

    Other publications

     

     


    See also archived publications

    Huntington's Disease Research Group

    Prof Raymund Roos

    E-mail: R.A.C.Roos@lumc.nl

     

    Announcements

    The business meeting of the WFN Research Group in Huntington's Disease will take place at the World Congress on Huntington's Disease meeting on Tuesday September 15th 2009 between 12.30pm and 1.30pm

     

    Annual Reports

    Intensive Care Neurology Research Group

    Prof Daniel Hanley

    Dept. of Neurology
    The John Hopkins Hospital
    Meyer 8 - 140
    Baltimore
    MD 21287
    USA

    Tel.: +1 410 955 7481
    Fax: +1 410 614 7903
    E-mail: dhanley@jhmi.edu

    Migraine & Headache Research Group

    Dr Stephen D Silberstein

    Professor of Neurology
    Thomas Jefferson University
    111 S 11th St. Suite 8130
    Philadelphia
    PA 19106
    USA

    Tel.: +1 215 955 2072
    Fax: +1 215 955 6682
    E-mail: stephen.silberstein@jefferson.edu

    Motor Neuron Diseases Research Group

    Chair

    Prof.Dr. Albert Ludolph

    Department of Neurology
    University of Ulm

    RKU - Universitäts- und
    Rehabilitationskliniken Ulm gGmbH
    Oberer Eselsberg 45
    89081 Ulm
    Germany

    E-mail: albert.ludolph@rku.de

    Secretary

    Prof.Orla Hardiman

    Dept.Neurology
    Beaumont Hospital & Trinity College Dublin
    Beaumont Road
    Dublin 9
    Ireland

    E-mail: orla@hardiman.net

    Multiple Sclerosis Research Group

    Prof Alan J Thompson

    Director, Institute of Neurology, UCL
    The National Hospital
    Queen Square
    London
    WC1N 3BG
    UK

    Tel.: +44 207 837 3611
    Fax: +44 207 813 6505
    E-mail: a.thompson@ion.ucl.ac.uk

     

    Annual Report

     

    World MS Day

    World MS day 2010 will take place on 26 May 2010.

     

    The IMSB of MSIF

    The International Medical & Scientific Board (IMSB) of the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF) is a unique group of medical professionals, bringing together over 60 experts in MS from around the world. Each member society of MSIF can nominate two representatives to the IMSB. These are usually leading neurologists and MS experts in the country and often Chair of the National Scientific and Medical Board (or equivalent) of the MS Society. The IMSB plays a central role in advising the Council and Board of the MSIF - an international body linking the activities of national MS societies around the world - on matters of MS medical research, professional education and information and services and plays a key role in the management of MSIF's research programmes.

     

    Key roles

    The Chairman of the IMSB is Prof. Alan Thompson, Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neurorehabilitation and Director of the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, University College, London. Prof Chris Polman, Professor of Neurology at the Free University and Clinical and Scientific Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Centre at the VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam is the Deputy Chairman of the IMSB. Prof. Alan Thompson heads the IMSB executive committee who oversee MSIF's research activities and include Prof. Chris Polman (Netherlands), Prof. Alastair Compston (UK), Prof Reinhard Hohlfeld (Germany), Prof Fred Lublin (USA), Prof. Xavier Montalban (Spain), Dr. Carlo Pozzilli (Italy) and Dr. Ernest Willoughby (New Zealand).

     

    Research programmes

    These include the following:

    • Research grants and fellowships:
      • Du Pré Grants (up to £5000, allow researchers to travel to MS centres of excellence)
      • McDonald Fellowship (£25,000 pa for 2 years)
      • Charcot Award (lifetime achievement award)
      • International Research Meeting Grants (up to £5000 to aid towards international research meetings)
    • International Pediatric MS Study Group (IPMSSG) - we facilitate and coordinate activities of the group and provide and secure funding for their research meetings.
    • Research funding database - development of a database to hold annual research funding figures of larger MS societies which will allow annual monitoring of funding trends to spot gaps and duplications and enable future funding decision-making.
    • Research Alumni Programme - towards building a global MS community - all MSIF grant and fellowship recipients become alumni
    • Research publications:
      • MS: The Guide to Treatment and Management (also available online)
      • MS in focus (bi annual magazine focusing on various topics in MS)
      • Making Connections (weekly newsletter including Research News)

     

    Key relationships

    IMSB Chairman Alan Thompson, Paul Rompani of MSIF and some members of the IMSB worked closely with the World Health Organisation (WHO) in the production of the 'Atlas of MS' publication and website, providing information and data on the epidemiology of MS and the availability and accessibility of resources to diagnose, inform, treat, support, manage and rehabilitate people with MS worldwide.

    Neuroepidemiology Research Group

    W. Allen Hauser

    GH Sergievsky Center
    630 W 168th St.
    New York
    New York 10032
    USA

    Tel.: 212 305 2447
    E-mail: wahauser@optonline.net

    Neuroethics Research Group

    Prof Franz Gerstenbrand

    Rummelhardtgasse 6 / 3
    Vienna
    A-1090
    Austria

    Tel.: +43 1 405 5203
    Fax: +43 1 409 6843
    E-mail: f.gerstenbrand@aon.at

    Neurogenetics Research Group

    Dr Eva Andermann
    Neurogenetics Unit
    Montreal Neurological Hospital & Institute
    3801 University
    Quebec
    H3A 2B4
    Canada

    Tel.: +1 514 398 8529
    Fax: +1 514 398 1276
    E-mail: eva.andermann@mcgill.ca

    Neuro-Ophthalmology and Neuro-Otology Research Group

    Prof G Michael Halmagyi

    Neurology Department
    Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
    Camperdown
    NSW 2050
    Australia

    E-mail: michael@icn.usyd.edu.au

    Neuroimaging Research Group

    Joseph C. Masdeu, MD, PhD

    Section on Integrative Neuroimaging
    National Institutes of Health (NIH/NIMH-CBDB) Intramural Research Program
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Building 10, Room 4C101
    Bethesda
    MD 20892-1365
    USA

    Tel.: (202) 255-7899 or (301) 443-2096
    Fax: (301) 496-7437
    E-mail: masdeu@nih.gov

     

    Annual Reports

     

    Other publications

     

     


    See also archived publications

    Neuromuscular Disease Research Group

    Professor Gérard Said, FRCP

    Médecin Consultant
    Fédération de Neurologie
    Hôpital de la Salpétrière
    47 bd de l'Hôpital
    75651 Paris Cédex 13
    France

    Tel.: +33 1 4216 1316 (Secretariat); +33 1 4216 1794 (Consultations)
    E-mail: Dr-gs@hotmail.fr

    Neuropathology Research Group

    Prof Dr F F Cruz-Sanchez

    Universitat Internacional de Catalunya
    c/Immaculada 22
    Barcelona
    E-08017
    Spain

    E-mail: felixcruzsanchez@hotmail.com

     

    Annual Reports

    Neuroradiology Research Group

    Prof Jean Tamraz, MD, PhD

    Dept of Imaging & Neuroradiology
    CHU Hotel-Dieu de France - Univ. Saint Joseph
    P O B: 16 6830
    Beirut
    Lebanon

    Tel.: +961 3 254 623 or +33 6 72 91 74 94 (Paris)
    Fax: +961 1 611 182
    E-mail: jtamraz@usj.edu.lb
    Website: www.rgnr.org

    Neuro-Rehabilitation and Restorative Neurology Research Group

    Prof Dr Jorgen Borg

    Dept of Neuroscience/Rehabilitation Medicine
    University of Uppsala
    Uppsala
    Sweden

    Tel.: +46 18 611 26 49
    Fax: +46 18 611 28 90
    E-mail: jorgen.borg@rehab.uu.se

    Neurosonology Research Group

    Prof Manfred Kaps

    Dept of Neurology
    Universitaetsklinik
    Justus-Liebig University
    Am Steg 14
    D 35385 Giessen
    Germany

    Tel.: +49 641 9945300
    Fax: +49 641 9945309
    E-mail: manfred.kaps@neuro.med.uni-giessen.de

    Organisation and Delivery of Care Research Group

    Chairman

    Leontino Battistin, M.D., FAAN

    Professor of Neurology
    Head of University Department of Neurology
    Padova University Hospital
    Via Giustiniani, 5
    35128 - Padova
    Italy

    Tel.: +39 049 8213601
    Fax: +39 049 8751770
    E-mail: leontino.battistin@unipd.it

     

    Secretary

    Vida Demarin, MD,PhD, FAAN, FAHA, FESO

    Professor of Neurology
    Head of University Department of Neurology
    Sestre Milosrdnice University Hospital
    HR - 10000, Zagreb, Vinogradska 29
    Croatia

    Tel.: +385 1 376 82 82
    Fax: +385 1 376 82 82
    E-mail: vida.demarin@zg.t-com.hr

    Palliative Research Group

    Dr Raymond Voltz

    Director
    Department of Palliative Medicine
    University Hospital Cologne
    Kerpener Strasse 62
    D-50937 Köln
    Germany

    Tel.: +49 221 478 3360
    Fax: +49 221 478 89300
    E-mail: raymond.voltz@uk-koeln.de

    Parkinsonism & Related Disorders Research Group

    Prof Erik Ch. Wolters, MD, PhD

    VU University Medical Center
    Dept of Neurology
    PO Box 7057
    1007 MB Amsterdam
    The Netherlands

    Tel.: +31 20 444 2833
    Fax: +31 20 444 2800
    E-mail: e.wolters@vumc.nl

     

    Annual Reports

    Sleep Research Group

    Prof Liborio Parrino

    Centro di Medicina del Sonno - Dept. of Neurosciences
    University of Parma
    Via Gramsci, 14
    43126 Parma
    Italy

    Tel.: +39-0521-704107
    Fax: +39-0521-704107

    E-mail: liborio.parrino@unipr.it

     

    Other publications

    Space/Underwater Neurology Research Group

    Prof Franz Gerstenbrand

    Rummelhardtgasse 6 / 3
    Vienna
    A-1090
    Austria

    Tel.: +43 1 405 5203
    Fax: +43 1 409 6843
    E-mail: f.gerstenbrand@aon.at

    Tropical & Infectious Neurology Research Group

    Dr Oscar Del Brutto

    Neurologo
    Clinica Kennedy, Seccion Delta
    Av San Jorge y 9na
    Guayaquil
    Ecuador

    Tel.: +593 4 2285790
    E-mail: odb@gye.satnet.net or odbp@gye.satnet.net