World Federation of Neurology News


The Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and other Neurological Disorders Adopted at WHO’s World Health Assembly

27 May 2022

The adoption of IGAP results from years of work and consultations with WFN, other members of the Global Neurological Alliance, the WHO Secretariat and the Member States.


WFN Elections 2022: Nominating Committee Recommendations

26 May 2022

Recommendations of the WFN Nominating Committee for Secretary General and Elected Trustee posts falling vacant with effect from the 2022 Annual General Meeting (Council of Delegates)

Journal of the Neurological Sciences issue 437 now available

18 May 2022

Vol. 437, June 2022 now available

Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders

17 May 2022

The International Bureau for Epilepsy (IBE), the International Child Neurology Association (ICNA), the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) invite the members of all four organizations and other interested parties to join the webinar to discuss the outcomes of the assembly and to reaffirm their commitment to continue to work together to achieve the IGAP targets. 

World Neurology: March/April issue now available online

12 May 2022

WFN President Dr. Wolfgang Grisold discusses implications of the current global situation, internal developments and plans at the WFN, an update on COVID with regard to the WFN, the International Global Action Plan (IGAP) of the WHO, and World Brain Day 2022, devoted to Brain Health for All.

World Brain Day 2022 Dedicated to Brain Health For All

11 May 2022

WFN is pleased to announce that this year's theme is Brain Health for All. The all-encompassing theme aims to spark a universal effort that will share crucial information needed to reduce the burden of brain disorders—for everyone.

COVID-19 April Update

9 May 2022

We have reviewed the pertinent literature and news published over the past month, and present this update on Neurology and Covid. This past month, there were several interesting articles focused on the neurologic manifestations and outcomes of hospitalized COVID-19 patients.  We also found updates and new insights on some COVID-related neurologic sequelae.

An interesting study regarding hospitalized COVID-19 patients was an international multicenter prospective observational study which looked at the neurologic manifestations.  Out of over 16,000 patients diagnosed with COVID-19 across various sites over the span of a year, serious neurological complications were found in 12.9% of patients, including 10.2% with encephalopathy at admission, and 2.0% with stroke, 1.5% with seizures, and 0.4% with meningitis/encephalitis at admission.  

2022 WFN Grants-In-Aid

26 Apr 2022

The WFN mission is to "foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide" and this year the WFN is offering up to 6 grants of up to $25,000 with a maximum spend of $100,000.

What is Aphasia?

4 Apr 2022

Prof. Tissa Wijeratne interview with Prof. Morris Freedman

eNeurologicalSci (eNS) March 2022 issue

7 Mar 2022

The WFN March 2021 issue of the OPEN ACCESS journal eNeurologicalSci Vol. 26 is now available online.