The November / December issue is now available online

We welcome all readers of the November / December issue of World Neurology. The issue begins with the President’s Column, where WFN President William Carroll discusses the success of the recent XXV World Neurological Congress (WCN) 2021, which was held (virtually) in Rome, Italy. Professor Carroll also explains the recent remarkable successes of the WFN and how well the WFN is positioned for the future as Dr Carroll hands over the role of President to his successor.

In addition, this issue features a report from the winning team, Kerala Institute of Medical Science, of the ninth Tournament of Spirits held at XXV WCN 2021. The team won among a peloton of outstanding international competitors the first virtual tournament of the Spirits held by the WFN Spirits Tournament Committee. Additionally, this issue includes a photomontage of submissions from WCN 2021 attendees, all of which include creative themes relevant to the congress venue in Rome.

In this issue’s focus on WFN Committees and Specialist Groups, edited by WFN General Secretary (and WFN President-elect) Wolfgang Grisold, Dr David Vodusek and Dr Max Hilz write on their leadership and functioning. of the Membership Committee and the Autonomic Disorders Specialty Group, respectively In this issue’s historical column, Dr. Peter Koehler delves into the history of the Rockefeller Foundation and the historical intersections of the fields of neurology and psychiatry. In a related report, Dr Koehler invites interested neurologists around the world to participate in the monthly virtual presentations every third Wednesday of the month, hosted by the International Society for the History of Neuroscience (ISHN).

On behalf of the local organizing committee of ICNMD Brussels 2022, Dr Gauthier Remiche invites readers to attend the 17th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD 2022), which will take place from July 5 to 9, 2021 in Brussels, in Belgium.

Dr Morris Freedman, Dr Wolfgang Grisold, Dr Marianne de Visser, Drs. Lewis and Struhal, and Ms. Kimberly Karlshoej, discuss the status of the WFN eLearning Hub to provide virtual training for neurologists and neurology trainees around the world.

This issue also includes a photo of the recent ceremony in which outgoing WFN President Professor Raad Shakir received the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) from His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales at the Castle from Windsor. Finally, this issue includes a heartfelt obituary on the tragic and unexpected death of Professor Sergey Lobzin, chairman of the chair of neurology named after academician SN Davidenkov and the leader of popular congresses “Davidenkov Readings” described in previous issues of World Neurology.

We would like to thank all readers for their interest in World Neurology. The editors would also like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank Professor Carroll’s wonderful contributions to the WFN, and for the impact he has had on neurology and neurological education and neurological care around the world, as well as for his contributions. at World Neurology, throughout his remarkably successful tenure as President of the WFN during such an extraordinary time.

Steven L Lewis MDWalter Struhal MD

By Steven L. Lewis, MD, editor, and Walter Struhal, MD, co-editor

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From WFN

  • WFN eLearning Hub for Global Virtual Education
    By Morris Freedman, Kimberly Karlshoej, Steven L. Lewis, Wolfgang Grisold, Marianne De Visser and Walter Struhal

    The WFN eLearning Hub will facilitate access and dissemination of freely available clinical pedagogical neurology and research content in the form of high-quality cycles, teaching seminars, webinars, master classes and related academic activities.

The President’s Column

WFN Committees and Specialty Groups

  • The WFN Membership Committee and Autonomic Disorders Specialty Group
    By David B. Vodusek and Max Hilz; Wolfgang Grisold, editor

    The membership committee is chaired by Dr David Vodusek from Slovenia, who has exceptional experience in international neurological scientific societies. The role of the membership committee is to promote membership and take care of the membership. Because not all countries in the world are members of WFN, this role is important, as membership also promotes the development of neurology.

World Congress of Neurology 2021

  • Report of the winners of the Ninth Tournament of Spirits at the XXV World Congress of Neurology 2021
  • Prizes and winners awarded at the XXV World Congress of Neurology
  • Photos submitted by the participants of the XXV World Congress of Neurology


  • Rockefeller Foundation, Experimental Catatonia and Herman H. de Jong
    By Peter J. Koehler

    In a previous column on history (Issue 1 in 2019), I wrote about the Rockefeller Foundation’s (RF) global support for neurology and psychiatry in the early 20th century. Special attention was paid to the financial support of the Beijing Union Medical College and the stay of neuroanatomist CU Ariëns Kappers (1877-1946) and neurologist Ernst de Vries (1883-1976) in the 1920s and 1930s.

  • Interested in the history of neurology?
    By PJ Koehler Md, Phd, FAAN

    Since December 2020, the International Society for the History of the Neurosciences (ISHN) has been organizing monthly virtual presentations (Zoom), every third Wednesday of the month, usually at 10 p.m. (Amsterdam, 4 p.m. New York). Meetings are recorded and sent to interested colleagues living in a part of the globe where it will be dark.

Around the world

  • 17th International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases
    By Dr Gauthier Remiche

    On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee of the International Congress on Neuromuscular Diseases (ICNMD) 2022, we are pleased to invite you to the 17th International Congress, which will take place July 5-9 in Brussels, Belgium.

  • Professor Raad Shakir receives the Commander of the British Empire

In memory

  • Sergei Lobzin (1958-2021)

    Professor Sergey Lobzin, director of the chair of neurology named after academician SN Davidenkov, died suddenly on October 19, 2021, at the age of 63.

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