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World Neurology - Mar/Apr 2018, Volume 33, No. 2

Published: 17 May 2018



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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 - Mar/Apr 2018

In this issue, a number of WFN initiatives are discussed, beginning with the Presidents’ Column where WFN President William Carroll discusses the new steps taken by the new administration of the WFN as outlined at the recent strategy meeting that took place in London.

We are also pleased to announce the seventh year that the WFN is offering educational grants to sponsor high impact educational and outcome-based research projects. Interested young investigators should waste no time as the deadline for applications is quickly approaching. Another important announcement in this issue is the invitation for bids from national member societies in the Americas to host the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in 2023.

The theme for this year’s World Brain Day (July 22, 2018) campaign is also announced in this issue and all neurological societies are encouraged to participate.

John D. England, the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, the official journal of the WFN, announces a special issue devoted to tardive dyskinesia, edited by Dr. Daniel Truong and Dr. Robert Hauser. It is available free online for all readers through 2018.

Dr. Udaya K. Ranawaka reports on the 11th Annual Academic Sessions of the Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists that was held last November. Professor Jan Kuks announces the next examination of the European Board of Neurology that will be taking place on June 15, 2018, at the European Academy of Neurology Congress in Lisbon. Martin Kaddumukasa, MD, reports on his eye-opening visit to St. Josef Hospital in Cochum (University Clinic of Ruhr University) in the department visit program sponsored by the German Neurological Society and the WFN.

In this issue’s history column, Douglas Lanska reports on his interview with Nobel laureate Stanley Prusiner on the origin of the term prion, an article that should be of both historical and medical interest to all readers. Eduardo Wilson provides a biography of Victor Soriano, who is honoured by the Soriano lectures held every two years at the World Congress of Neurology.

Finally, Nadir Bharucha provides a touching obituary of Professor Eddie Phiroz Bharucha, a pioneer of neurology in India, who passed away in December and whose name will also live on in an endowed lectureship at the World Congresses of Neurology.



President's Column

  • WFN Takes Stock and Moves Forward

    By Prof. William Carroll

    This, my second column, is to inform you of some important steps taken by the new administration and the rationale for these. They comprise the essence of the strategy meeting held Feb. 12-13 in London.

Sri Lankan Neurologists

  • Sri Lanka Annual Academic Sessions Update

    The Association of Sri Lankan Neurologists (ASN) held its 11th Annual Academic Sessions in November 2017 at the Cinnamon Grand, Colombo, under the theme of Neurology for Tomorrow. Prof. Raad Shakir, president of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), was the chief guest at the Welcome Ceremony, and Prof. Man Mohan Mehndiratta, president of the Asia Pacific Stroke Organization (APSO), was the guest of honour.

Department Visit Update

  • Neurology Training at St. Josef Hospital in Bochum

    Training Dates:Nov. 6-Dec. 4, 2017 The overall objective of my neurology department visit was capacity-building and strengthening of basic skills training in integrated management of essential emergency care in stroke, other neurological conditions, and procedures at Ruhr University Hospital for Neurology. Specific Objectives I trained in the use of the "Integrated Management Package on Stroke [...]

Grants In Aid

  • 2018 Call for Applications for Grants

    To further its mission to "foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide," the WFN is offering up to six grants of $25,000 with a maximum spend of $100,000. To see the complete rules and regulations for the 2018 grants, The WFN has been offering grants since 2011.

World Brain Day 2018

  • Clean Air for a Healthy Brain

    By Mohammad Wasay and Wolfgang Grisold

    The theme for this year's World Brain Day was carefully selected to raise awareness of the influence of air pollution on neurological diseases. We hope that this campaign will follow the success of previous World Brain Day campaigns and will touch an emerging, but equally important issue, which is the role of pollution and neurological disease.

From the WFN

  • WFN Invites Bids to Host WCN 2023

    The World Federation of Neurology is pleased to invite bids to host the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in 2023 from national member societies in the Americas.

  • Next European Board Examination in Neurology

    The next Exam of the European Board of Neurology (EBN) will take place on Friday, June 15, 2018 at the EAN congress site in Lisbon.

  • Victor Soriano

    The Soriano Lectures at the World Congresses of Neurology were named for his contributions and lasting presence Victor Soriano was born on Feb. 8, 1909, in the Isle of Rhodes. At the time, the Isle of Rhodes was under the possession of Turkey, and soon after of Italy. Victor was the second of five siblings. [...]

  • Stanley Prusiner on the Origin of the Term Prion

    By Douglas J. Lanska, MD, MS, MSPH, FAAN

    In an oral history interview for the American Academy of Neurology conducted April 27, 2017, at the Boston Convention Center, I spoke with Nobel laureate Stanley B. Prusiner, the only living neurologist to have won a Nobel Prize (Lanska and Klaffke, 2017, Lanska, 2017). Prusiner was the [...]

In Memoriam

  • Eddie Phiroz Bharucha

    By Nadir Bharucha

    Pioneer of Neurology in India (Dec. 27, 1916-Dec. 14, 2017) Eddie Phiroz Bharucha, though born into privilege, was in many ways a self-made man. His mother, Bachha came from a prominent business family in Karachi.

Journal of the Neurological Sciences

  • Editor's Update

    By John D. England, MD

    For many years, tardive dyskinesia was a poorly understood clinical syndrome with no effective therapy. Thanks to new research, we now have a greater understanding of the pathophysiology of tardive dyskinesia and new therapies for the condition. A summary of this new and important information about tardive dyskinesia is now available in the Journal of [...]