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World Neurology - May/June 2019, Volume 34, No. 3

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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 - May/June 2018We would like to welcome all neurologists from around the globe to the May-June 2019 issue of World Neurology, the official newsletter of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN). This issue begins with the report from Profs. John England and Kiran Thakur about the American Academy of Neurology and WFN co-sponsored invited science session on neuroinfectious disease and global health recently held at the AAN Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

In this issue's President's Column, WFN President Prof. William Carroll provides a glimpse of the many important activities, and particularly the many important meetings, that will be held at the upcoming XXIV World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in October in Dubai.

Also in this issue, Prof. Nazira Zharkinbekova reports on the recent successful neurosonology teaching course held this past April in Shymkent, Kazakhstan.

Profs. Raad Shakir, Susumu Kusunoki, and Hidehiro Mizusawa report on the Japanese Society of Neurology's successful annual congress held in late May in Osaka, coming on the heels of the remarkably successful WCN held in 2017 in Kyoto.

Prof. Giancarlo Logroscino reports on activities of the Neuroepidemiology Group of the WFN at the conclusion of his term as chair. WFN thanks Dr. Longroscino immensely for his service to these important scientific and educational endeavours.

In this issue's History column, Prof. Peter Koehler provides a detailed report of the history of the International Brain Commission, an early neuroscience organization that was in existence in the early part of the 20th century.

Finally, as in many other issues of World Neurology, this issue features reports of young trainees who have participated in WFN sponsored Training Centers (including reports from the WFN training centres in Cairo and Dakar), and the Department Visit programs, including reports from the WFN co-sponsored department visits in Trento, Italy, and Innsbruck, Austria. Unique to the Innsbruck report is that the trainee looks back on his successful department visit and its effect on his career development four years after the life-changing experience.

We would like to thank you for your interest in this publication for, by, and about neurologists around the globe. We look forward to reports from the many activities surrounding this year's World Brain Day, which we will publish in an upcoming issue of World Neurology. Finally, we look forward to seeing so many of you at the upcoming WCN Oct. 27-31, in Dubai. •



From the WFN

  • WFN, AAN Present Invited Science Session on Infectious Disease

    By John England, MD, FAAN, and Kiran Thakur

    The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) held its 71st annual meeting in May in Philadelphia. During the meeting, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the AAN co-sponsored a unique session on infectious disease and global health.

  • WFN Neuroepidemiology Group Update

    By Giancarlo Logroscino, MD, PhD

    The Neuroepidemiology section of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has been particularly active in the area of teaching courses and research around the world, especially in areas where neurological research was at the starting point.

President's Column

  • World Congress of Neurology 2019

    By William Carroll

    As this issue of World Neurology is published, the excitement and tension surrounding the upcoming XXIV World Congress of Neurology (WCN) is building. All of those involved are readying their final preparations for what should be one of the most exciting, educationally informative, and varied gathering of speakers, attendees, and delegates from all over the world.


  • The International Brain Commission (1903-1914)

    Although often considered a predecessor of the International Brain Research Organization (IBRO, founded in 1961), the International Brain Commission (founded in 1903) played an important role in the history of neurology and its international organization.

From the field

  • The Success of the JSN 60th Congress
    By Raad Shakir, Susumu Kusunoki, and Hidehiro Mizusawa

    Neurology typically flourishes in the country that hosts a World Congress. It was most evident during Japan's annual congress held May 22-25, 2019, in Osaka.  The sense of achievement of holding the largest ever WCN in Kyoto 2017 is clear to see. 

  • Neurosonology in Shymkent, Kazakhstan Meeting Promotes Ultrasonic Techniques and Research

    By Nazira Zharkinbekova, MD

    The Neurosonology Specialty Group (NSG) of the WFN, formerly known as the Neurosonology Applied Research Group, is dedicated to the promotion of science and research as well as of education and training in the field of ultrasonic techniques and its clinical utilization.

Department Visit

  • Visit to Santa Chiara Hospital in Trento

    By Dr. Solomie Ayalew Tegegne

    My visit to the Santa Chiara Hospital in Trento was interesting and educational. I stayed in the stroke unit for one week. During this time, I was able to observe and appreciate the organization and coordination needed to take care of stroke patients.

  • Fellowship Experience at Cairo University Neurology Department 2018

    By Wael Alwahchi

    I would like thank WFN deeply; it was a good program that I hope will make a difference in my career, and change my future vision regarding neurology and the way of approaching and managing of neurological disorders.

Department Visit Update

  • 4-Year Followup Report of Department Visit

    By Dr. Kalpesh Deraji Jivan

    In 2015, I was one of the inaugural recipients of the Austrian Neurology Department Observership Program facilitated by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Austrian Neurological Society.

Department Training

  • WFN Training Center, Dakar, Senegal

    By Aboubacar Nahantchi Abdourahaman

    Thanks to the World Federation of Neurology's support, I participated in the University Diploma of Epileptology, organized by the Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar-Senegal.

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