The Neurological Field Continues to Update

In recent years, there has been tremendous growth in new diagnostic information, pharmacological and neurosurgical treatments for neurological disease, as well as a greater understanding of brain function. Our news section informs you of ongoing topics with a potential worldwide influence. In addition to this section, we inform through our social media platforms to keep connect with our member more easier than before. 

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    We inform you on our projects and activities, the journal updates, the WFN committee update and more...
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    Update on interesting news and current activities with worldwide scope. From the history of neurology through the modern technology that shape neurology nowadays.
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World Federation of Neurology News

27 Jul 2020

Marianne De Visser Named Co-Opted Trustee

The WFN welcomes Prof. Marianne de Visser to the position of co-opted trustee. De Visser is an adult neurologist at the Amsterdam University Medical Center in Amsterdam, Netherlands, and emeritus professor of neuromuscular diseases at the University of Amsterdam.

27 Jul 2020

World Neurology: June/July issue now available online

This issue begins with the message from the president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), Dr. William Carroll, informing us of the ongoing activities of the WFN and our London office, particularly with regard to communication (including about informing members worldwide about COVID-19 infection), education (including an upcoming eLearning day with AFAN), promotion (especially about World Brain Day which began July 22), the upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council of Delegates to be held September 9, 2020, and the exciting announcement that Prof. Marianne de Visser has now been named a co-opted WFN trustee.

19 Jul 2020

World Brain Day 2020 "Moves to End Parkinson's Disease"

On July 22, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is partnering with the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society to support the 6th Annual World Brain Day. This year, World Brain Day is dedicated to raising awareness for Parkinson's Disease, a neurodegenerative brain disease that affects the mind, movement and almost all aspects of brain function.

Neurology News

23 Jul 2020

The Future is Here: How COVID-19 and Telehealth Will Transform Neurology Care Delivery

Neurologists with expertise in telemedicine and medical economics discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to changes in health care delivery, medical licensure, payment parity, and the neurology exam.

17 Jul 2020

Study reveals intricate details about Huntington’s disease protein

The research focuses on axonal transport — the way in which vital materials travel along pathways called axons inside nerve cells, or neurons. Scientists found that the huntingtin protein  (HTT) sometimes journeys along these roadways in cellular vehicles (called vesicles) that also carry freight including a protein called Rab4. 

13 Jul 2020

Turning off “junk DNA” may free stem cells to become neurons

In an article published in the journal PNAS, NIH researchers report for the first time that ancient viral genes that were once considered “junk DNA” may play a role in this process.