WFN Press Releases

World Federation of Neurology Impresses Importance of Brain Health Through Global Public Initiative

1 Dec 2021

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is leading the charge on advocating for brain health awareness, through the launch of its Brain Health Initiative (BHI), a program created to reduce the immense global burden of brain diseases and disorders. 

New Book—Neurology in Migrants and Refugees—Raises Awareness on Neurological Issues Facing Migrants and Refugees

7 Oct 2021

Findings in New Book, Neurology in Migrants and Refugees, Presented at the World Congress of Neurology 2021, Raising Awareness on Neurological Issues Facing Migrants and Refugees 

Solving the Mystery of Sleep by “Lighting Up the Brain”

7 Oct 2021

Solving the mystery of sleep by studying brain mechanisms that regulate sleep and waking was research presented on October 5, 2021 by Gero Miesenböck, Waynflete Professor of Physiology at the Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour, Oxford, England at the virtual 25th Biennial World Congress of Neurology

WFN Commends WHO for Raising Profile of Neurological Disorders with New Classification

7 Oct 2021

World Federation of Neurology (WFN) commends the World Health Organization while expressing hope that the WHO will raise the profile of neurological disorders as it considers the Intersectoral Global Action Plan on Epilepsy and Other Neurological Disorders (IGAP).

Using Fluid Biomarkers to Advance Drug Treatments and Therapies

6 Oct 2021

Research on Using Fluid Biomarkers to Advance Drug Treatments and Therapies for Alzheimer’s, Traumatic Brain Injury, Concussion, and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases Presented at World Congress of Neurology 2021 by Neuroscientist Henrik Zetterberg 

Brain Health Initiative—Changing Global Mindset on Neurology and Public Health

6 Oct 2021

World Federation of Neurology Provides Media Update on Brain Health Initiative during October 6 Press Conference at the 2021 World Congress of Neurology 

World Federation of Neurology warmly congratulates our next elected WFN President: Prof. Wolfgang Grisold

4 Oct 2021

World Federation of Neurology warmly congratulates our next elected WFN President: Prof. Wolfgang Grisold

COVID-19’s Impact on the Brain Is a Key Topic of the 25th Biennial World Congress of Neurology

3 Oct 2021

The neurological impact of COVID-19, biomarkers for traumatic brain injury and migraine pathophysiology were among the many topics discussed at the XXV Biennial World Congress of Neurology on October 3 through 7, 2021, presented by the World Federation of Neurology.

World Brain Day 2021: a call to stop multiple sclerosis

24 Jun 2021

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) celebrates World Brain Day on every July 22, focusing on a different theme each year. The theme for this World Brain Day is “Stop Multiple Sclerosis”, and the WFN is working jointly with the Multiple Sclerosis International Federation (MSIF), as well as with clinicians and experts affiliated with advocacy organisations throughout Asia and Oceania, Europe, Africa, and the Americas.

World Brain Day 2021 Dedicated to Multiple Sclerosis

19 May 2021

World Federation of Neurology partners with the MS International Federation to promote Multiple Sclerosis awareness on World Brain Day

Professor Maged Abdel Naseer joins WFN board of Trustees as a co-opted trustee

26 Feb 2021

Professor Maged Abdel Naseer joins the board of Trustees as a co-opted trustee. He is currently the president  of the Egyptian Society of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Neurosurgery and the President of the Pan Arab Union of Neurological Societies (PAUNS).   

World Federation of Neurology Launches Global Brain Health Awareness Campaign

12 Feb 2021

The World Federation of Neurology is pleased to announce its launch of the Brain Health Initiative, a global campaign to promote the importance of brain health.

Professor Riadh Gouider appointed Convenor of the 2021 WFN/AFAN e-Learning Day

11 Feb 2021

Professor Riadh Gouider, who recently stepped down as a WFN Trustee, has accepted the appointment as Convenor of the 2021 WFN/AFAN e-Learning Day.

Professor Raad Shakir, former WFN President, awarded CBE

5 Jan 2021

Professor Raad Shakir, former WFN President, named as Commander of the British Empire (CBE) on the Queen's New Year honours list for his "services to global neurology

Interview with WFN president on World Health Assembly endorsement of resolutions on epilepsy and neurological disorders

15 Nov 2020

Interview with WFN President on the World Health Assembly adoption of resolution on synergies addressing the leading cause of disability globally - the burden of epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Prof Morris Freedman elected as WFN Trustee

27 Sep 2020

Congratulations to Prof. Morris Freedman on his election to WFN Trustee.

World Brain Day Press Conference at the MDS Virtual Congress 2020

15 Sep 2020

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and World Federation of Neurology came together for a joint media event to discuss the need for global awareness for Parkinson’s Disease.

Press Conference for Global Parkinson’s Disease Awareness at Movement Disorder Congress

11 Sep 2020

On September 14, join neurology and movement disorder experts at MDS Virtual Congress 2020 to improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s Disease and their caregivers.

Marianne De Visser Named Co-Opted Trustee

27 Jul 2020

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.

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

19 Jul 2020

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.

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