In this issue, WFN President Dr. Wolfgang Grisold reports on the recent Council of Representatives (COD) meeting held in Amsterdam in October and updates many of WFN’s ongoing and evolving global activities. It begins with the chairman’s column in this issue, which provides Active preparation for the next World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in October 2023 in Montreal. Dr. Hany Aref and Dr. Nevine El Nahas will then discuss the successful development and ongoing activities of the Stroke Center at Ain Shams University, Cairo. Later, Dr. Steven Peters provides an update on the history of the Canadian Neurological Sciences Federation and the organization’s unique federation model in anticipation of his WCN in Montreal.
In a unique article in this issue, instead of his usual contribution to history, Dr. Joost Haan offers his thoughts on the existence of migraines. This is accompanied by thoughtful commentary on this article by Dr. Richard Stark. Dr. Christina Zjukovskaja and Dr. Jacques Reis report on the 5th International Conference on Environmental Health held in Strasbourg, France in September.
Dr. Syrine Ben Mammou reports on her experience as a recipient of a WFN Junior Traveling Fellowship that provided funding to present her research at the EAN Congress in Vienna last June. Subsequently, Dr. Ovidiu Selejan and her Dr. Dafin Muresanu report on the success of the 17th International Summer School of Neurology in July 2022 on the Black Sea coast of Romania. Next, Dr. John England will provide an update on the journal’s new metrics. of Neuroscience, the official journal of WFN.
Finally, this issue features tributes to two international giants of neurology. Dr. Robert Lissac and Dr. John England provide an obituary for Dr. Arthur Knight Asbury. Dr. Alla Guekht and her WFN Neuroepidemiology Specialty Group have each published an obituary on Dr. Ettore Beghi.
In this year’s final issue of World Neurology, we would like to thank all our readers for their interest and interest in World Neurology. Make plans to attend WCN in Montreal in October 2023. An international event worthy of attention. •
Steven L. Lewis, MD, Editor and Walter Struhal, MD, Co-Editor
- This year’s Council of Delegates was held in Amsterdam just before the ECTRIMS meeting. The meeting was held at the excellent RAI facility and was preceded by a management committee like he day seminar. All councilors attended the meeting. However, Professor Guy Rouleau attended online, as he was receiving the prestigious Gardner Award in Canada at the time. All of us at WFN would like to congratulate you on this award.
- New metrics released for Journal of the Neurological Sciences
John D. England, M.D.
We are pleased to announce the release of new metrics for the Journal of the Neurological Sciences, the official journal of the World Neurological Society (WFN). The widely cited impact factor (IF) rose to 4.553. This is a +46.2% increase compared to the previously reported IF. This is the highest ever impact factor for a journal.
Junior Traveling Fellowship Report 2022
- EAN Congress
Sirine Ben Mammoo
Thanks to the World Neurological Society, I had the opportunity to attend the 8th European Neurological Society Congress in Vienna, Austria from 25-28 June 2022. Since the COVID-19 pandemic, many meetings have been canceled or held virtually. I participated in the International Neurological Society for the first time as a junior resident.
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- A Stroke Patient’s Journey in Cairo: A Story of Success
By Hany Naref and Nevine El Nahthat’s why
On the afternoon of June 30, 2014, while preparing food for her family on the fasting day of Ramadan, she suddenly felt weakness in her left arm and difficulty speaking. I asked. Two hours later she visited our stroke unit. The resident, who knew the importance of acting quickly, immediately ordered her CT scan of her brain and laboratory workup. Residents then discussed the feasibility of thrombolytic therapy. However, she was unaware of the urgency of the situation, and radiology and laboratory staff responded rather slowly.
- Canadian Neuroscience Federation: Stronger Together
Stephen Peters, M.D.
The Canadian Federation of Neurosciences (CNSF) has been the unifying organization in Canada since 2006, but its roots go back to the 1940s. Neurosurgeons, adult and pediatric neurologists, neuroradiologists and electrophysiologists all have a home under a single federation. In this unique arrangement, each member society also maintains its own executive and specific initiatives, but works collaboratively with all his CNSF societies. Collaboration between academic societies enriches the annual national conference, where physicians across the spectrum of neuroscience can come together for networking and to address issues unique to Canadian health care.
- RISE 2022: 5th International Conference on Environmental Health
Christina Zjukovskaja, MSc, Jacques Reis, MD, PhD
This year’s conference on environmental health was held in a hybrid format over two days to allow for active participation without travel interruptions. Attendees and speakers from all over the world were able to report their findings and discuss relevant topics. Day 1 included sessions on neurotoxicology, exposure science, and clinical approaches to exposure science. Day two included neurological effects of climate change, health effects of air pollution, long COVID, disease and environmental risk factors.
- 17th International Neurology Summer School
By Ovidiu Selejan and Dafin Muresanu
The 17th International Neurology Summer School was held July 8-10, 2022 and was held as a hybrid event. This educational activity, along with the 5th Educational Course on Rare Neurological Disorders, both online and on-site, and in a hybrid format, attracted an active audience of over 1,400 participants. In addition, his three-day event included an online parallel session, Perspectives on Psychiatry in Neurocognitive Disorders, and a satellite session focused on clinical case studies (onsite on the Black Sea coast of Romania). rice field.
- Do migraines exist?
Joost Haan, MD, PhD, BA
There are no objective tests for migraine. Migraines cannot be proven by scans, blood tests, or EEG. Intraictal and extraictal neurological examinations are usually normal. A diagnosis of “migraine” can only be made in terms of the patient’s description of past experiences. To get a diagnosis, you have to “read” their words. Based on sparse, memorized and metaphorical information, doctors worldwide make the diagnosis of migraine, distinguishing it from, for example, tension-type headache, which is also a verbal diagnosis.
- Arthur Knight Asbury, MD 1928-2022
Robert P. Lisak, MD and John D. England, MD
When Arthur K. Asbury, Van Meter Professor Emeritus of Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, passed away on October 19, 2022 at the age of 93, the world of neurology lost a true giant and many of us lost friends. and lost a mentor.
- Ettore Begi
Ettore Beghi was born on August 15, 1947 in Milan, Italy. He graduated from the University of Milan with a Doctor of Medicine degree (1972) and graduated from the University’s Neurological Clinic, completing a Postdoctoral Clinical Fellowship in Neurology (1976). He holds a master’s degree in pharmacological studies from the He Istituto Mario Negri in Milan (1981) and was a research fellow in the Department of Medical Statistics and Epidemiology at the He Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (1982–1982). 1983).