WCN2023 Advocacy Panel Discussions

New article published in Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Volume 458, 2024, shares insights and recommendations on neurological advocacy emanating from two panel discussions of eminent global key opinion leaders in neurology, psychiatry, and the WHO, held at the World Federation of Neurology's (WFN's) 2023 World Congress of Neurology (WCN) that took place in Montreal, Canada, in October 2023.

The future of brain advocacy WCN2023 panel discussionsThe first panel, titled “WHO, IGAP, and Future Prospects for Advocacy,” focused on implementation of the World Health Organization's (WHO's) Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders 2022–2031 (IGAP)—approved in 2022 by the World Health Assembly (WHA)—and on the implementation of the toolkit, strongly supported by WFN working closely with the WHO. The panel reflected on the operationalization of IGAP at the individual, local, national, and global level. This panel proposed thoughts and ideas on action plans to achieve the objectives of IGAP.

The second panel, titled “Advocacy Across Life,” centred on brain health advocacy in all stages from pre-birth through old age.

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