News from WCN 2019

Potential New Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease Could Change Trajectory of Diagnosis and Treatment

19 Nov 2019

A groundbreaking presentation coming out of the XXIV World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2019) in Dubai, UAE, highlighted several significant advances in Parkinson’s research.

Pregnancy no longer believed to modify trajectory of MS, experts say

19 Nov 2019

How data is analyzed can lead to a misunderstanding of whether pregnancy can impact the long-term prognosis of MS—a shift from earlier studies about the interaction between pregnancy and MS.

Prognosis for MS changing due to advancements in treatment and awareness, yet access to care is top of mind for neurologists

19 Nov 2019

Are regulators keeping up with new treatments and management strategies that can greatly improve the lives of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)?

Effect of Climate Change on the Brain, Link to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, at XXIV World Congress

29 Oct 2019

Breakthrough studies indicate that the impact of air pollution and rising incidents of stroke, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases are potentially linked.

Leading Stroke Experts Share Breakthrough Research on Relationship Between Stroke Risk and Vascular Dementia

28 Oct 2019

What if by reducing your risk for stroke, you could also reduce the risk of dementia? Breakthrough research suggests that there is a connection. During the XXIV World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2019), join a panel of the world's leading experts on stroke as they discuss this breakthrough research during a live press conference. 

New frontiers in epilepsy treatment for children, pregnant women and, new links between ADHD and epilepsy

27 Oct 2019

The road to caring for patients with epilepsy is leading to more effective options for patients of all ages, according to expert findings unveiled by members of the World Federation of Neurology.

New Research on Migraine in the Workplace Unveiled During Press Conference from the World Congress of Neurology

25 Oct 2019

This joint press event, hosted by the International Headache Society's Global Patient Advocacy Coalition (IHS-GPAC) and the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), will showcase the insights of patients, leading patient advocates, and some of the world's leading migraine experts to shine a light on the impact of migraine. Also during the event, IHS-GPAC will reveal their new workplace initiative pilot program, and will also announce their official partnership with a global Fortune 500 corporation.

WFN announcing “groundbreaking” reclassification of Stroke as a disorder of the brain; Launches nine-country survey

23 Oct 2019

World Federation of Neurology Joins Forces with the World Health Organization, Announcing “Groundbreaking” Reclassification of Stroke as a Disorder of the Brain; Launches Nine-Country Survey, Leading to Roadmap for Improved Neurological Care

New research on climate change and the brain among the brain health initiatives unveiled at 24th World Congress of Neurology

21 Oct 2019

Promising scientific research on the impact of climate change on brain health, advancements in epilepsy and multiple sclerosis, the relationship between stroke and dementia, new data on gene therapies and neurogenerative diseases and developments in brain-machine interfaces are just a few of the topics to be discussed by 4,000 of the most elite neurologists and specialists from more than 126 countries attending the 24th World Congress of Neurology, in Dubai, UAE, October 27 – 31, 2019.