WFN Specialty Groups (SG)

Formerly Applied Research Groups (ARG)

WFN Specialty Groups

Environmental Neurology Specialty Group (ENSG)

Chair: Jacques Reis MD


Co-chair: Prof. P. Spencer (
Secretary: Prof. S. Özturk (
Treasurer: Prof. G. Roman (



The goals of the ERNG are to promote clinical research and education in all matters having to do with the adverse effects of environmental substances/events, including neurotoxins, upon the nervous system. These include, but are not limited to heavy metals, volatile hydrocarbons, and insecticides & pesticides. Humans may be exposed to these substances/events in industrial/occupations situations or as a result of terrorism.