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World Neurology - Jan/Feb 2019, Volume 34, No. 1

Published: 6 Mar 2019



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From the editors

Steven L. Lewis, MD, Editor, and Walter Struhal, MD, Co-Editor

Steven L Lewis MDWalter Struhal MD

World Neurology - Jan/Feb 2018Welcome to the January/February 2019 issue of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). This issue begins with the report by Dr. Chandrashekhar Meshram, and Dr. Raad Shakir (WFN immediate past President), who report on the second International Tropical and Geographical Neurology Conference (INTROPICON) held in Sao Paolo, Brazil, by the Tropical and Geographical Neurology Applied Research Group (ARG) of the WFN.

Next, Dr. Derya Uluduz reports on the many activities that occurred throughout Turkey during World Stroke Day 2018. In this issue's President's Column, WFN President William Carroll provides his update and summary of the first 12 months of the new WFN executive administration and an important reminder to all neurologists of the upcoming World Congress of Neurology (WCN) to be held in Dubai Oct. 27-31, 2019.

Dr. Mustapha el Alaoui Faris next provides a summary of the neurology in migrants meeting recently held in Marrakech by the WFN ARG on Migrant Neurology. WFN Secretary General Wolfgang Grisold then reports on the "Advances in Neuroscience and New Strategies for Preventing and Treating Brain Diseases" Conference recently held in Moscow. In this issue's History Column, Peter Koehler informs us about the rich history of Dutch neuroscientists in Beijing with Rockefeller Foundation support.

This issue also features a number of reports from recipients of WFN Junior Traveling Fellowships to present their work at international conferences, as well as recipients of department visits (observerships cosponsored by national neurological societies and the WFN), highlighting the success of these international educational initiatives and fruitful partnerships.

Finally, this issue features a brief announcement of the very recent passing of Professor Jagjit S. Chopra, the founding President of the Indian Academy of Neurology and previous editor of World Neurology. The upcoming issue of World Neurology will feature more on the life of this remarkable man.

Finally, this issue features an important announcement and reminder of the Tournament of the Minds at the WCN in Dubai, and the benefits of member societies' teams registering for this very entertaining and educational aspect of the WCN. More information can be found at



President's Column

  • 12-Month Dashboard Report
    By William Carroll

    As I write this first column for 2019, the business of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is well under way. It is, however, the first anniversary of the new administration, and I will therefore present a dashboard, or update, of where we are at this point.

Junior Travelling Fellowship

Applied Research Group

  • Neurology in Migrants Meeting
    By Prof. Mustapha El Alaoui Faris, Chair Of The WFN Migrant Neurology Applied Research Group In Marrakech, Morocco

    by Prof. Mustapha El Alaoui Faris, Chair of the WFN Migrant Neurology Applied Research Group in Marrakech, Morocco The meeting of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) Migrant Neurology Applied Research Group took place Dec. 14, 2018, in Marrakech, Morocco, during the 12th Maghreb Congress of Neurology. This meeting coincided with the meeting of the [...]

World Stroke Day

  • World Stroke Day 2018: BEYINDER
    By Derya Uluduz

    The Turkish Stroke Patient Society (BEYINDER), a member of the Stroke Alliance for Europe (SAFE), organized the first symposium for stroke survivors and their caregivers in Turkey on World Stroke Day 2018, acknowledging the importance of acute management in stroke, long-term commitment, and attention to the needs and rights of stroke patients for better outcomes.

History of Neurology

  • Dutch Neuroscientists in Beijing with Rockefeller Foundation Support
    By Peter J. Koehler

    In this column on the history of international relationships in neuroscience (avant la lettre), the Rockefeller Foundation should have an important place, as it is associated with the foundation of so many neuroscientific institutions (for instance the Montreal Neurological Institute, 1934, and the Nieuw Leeuwenbergh, later named Brain Center Rudolf Magnus, [...]

Advances in Neuroscience

  • New Strategies for Preventing and Treating Brain Diseases
    By Wolfgang Grisold

    The conference on“Advances in Neuroscience and New Strategies for Preventing and Treating Brain Diseases” took place Nov. 12-13, 2018, in the Buyanov City Clinical Hospital, one of the largest multidisciplinary hospitals in Moscow. It was organized and chaired by Prof. Eugene Gusev and Prof. [...]

Department Visit Update

  • Montreal Neurological Institute and Canadian Neurological Society
    By Claudia M. Guío-Sánchez, MD

    “The problem of neurology is to understand man himself.”  Wilder Penfield.   This quote is the famous inscription I found the first time I entered the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI), better known as “The Neuro”; four weeks later, I understood its meaning in a [...]

  • Montreal, Canada
    By Natalia Herrera Marín

    I was pleased to be at the Brenda Milner Centennial Symposium for cognitive neuroscience. It was amazing to see some of her students and listen to her. She has been teaching the core of mysteries of the brain and the exploration of senses, and every [...]

  • Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
    By Dr. Abiodun Hamzat Bello

    The neurology department at Ege University in Turkey is a highly specialized department where advanced neurology care is given to patients. My experience started with [...]

  • Hacettepe University Hospitals, Ankara, Turkey
    By Dr. Temitope Hannah Farombi

    I was hopeful and expectant of the many opportunities this fellowship would offer. I was open to learning new skills as well as to improving on previously learned ones. Ankara [...]


  • Tropical Neurology: INTROPICON 2018
    By Prof. Chandrashekhar Meshram, Nagpur, India, and Prof. Raad Shakir, London

    The second International Tropical and Geographical Neurology Conference (INTROPICON) was held in conjunction with the 28th Brazilian Congress of Neurology and the 15th Pan American Congress of Neurology Oct. 11-14, 2018, in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The congress was huge and was attended by more than 3,800 delegates from all over Latin America and across the world.

In Memoriam

  • Professor Jagjit S. Chopra
    By Satish Khadilkar, President, IAN, and Gagandeep Singh, Secretary, IAN

    It is with deep sorrow and regret that we inform you about the demise of Professor Jagjit S. Chopra, the founder President of the Indian Academy of Neurology on Jan. 19, 2019. He was the driving force in the formation of the IAN and the person who guided it to maturity.