World Federation of Neurology News

Highlights from Day Five of the World Congress of Neurology 2017

21 Sep 2017

Highlights from Day Five of the World Congress of Neurology 2017

Highlights from Day Four of the World Congress of Neurology 2017

20 Sep 2017

Highlights from Day Four of the World Congress of Neurology 2017

New findings from dementia research: Why some people are resilient to memory loss

20 Sep 2017

90+, plaques in the brain yet still mentally fit: Experts at the World Congress for Neurology in Kyoto discussed why some people are more susceptible to develop memory loss symptoms and others are not. New studies show what keeps people cognitively healthy.

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Three Nobel Prize laureates address World Congress of Neurology in Kyoto

20 Sep 2017

As many as three Nobel Prize laureates will be addressing the XXIII World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2017) which takes places at the Kyoto International Conference Centre from 16 to 21 September 2017: Prof Edvard Moser from Norway, Prof Susumu Tonegawa (Japan/USA) and Prof Shinya Yamanaka from Japan. The WCN 2017 is organized by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and co-hosted by the Japanese Society of Neurology and Asian and Oceanian Association of Neurology

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Highlights from Day Three of the World Congress of Neurology 2017

19 Sep 2017

Highlights from Day Three of the World Congress of Neurology 2017

Palliative care in neurology helps patients and their caregivers

19 Sep 2017

At the World Congress for Neurology in Kyoto, experts are discussing the growing significance of palliative medicine in neurological practice. Studies show that this form of care not only helps patients to cope better with their symptoms and problems but also with their family and caregivers.

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New assessment scale offers uniform standards to ascertain level of consciousness

19 Sep 2017

More than half a dozen different examination scales are currently in use worldwide for assessing the level of consciousness of critically ill patients. At the World Congress of Neurology in Kyoto, researchers of the USA presented a new, composite tool that enables uniform assessment and could contribute to improved communication between different disciplines.

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Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB) patients suffer more frequently from gastrointestinal dysfunction

18 Sep 2017

Lewy bodies are responsible for one in five dementia cases. Research is just starting to look at the side effects associated with these abnormal deposits of protein. At the World Congress of Neurology in Kyoto, Japanese researchers illustrated the effect of the disease on the gastrointestinal tract.

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Blood fats play key role in peripheral neuropathy for patients with type 2 diabetes

18 Sep 2017

While glycemic dysfunction is an important risk factor for peripheral neuropathy in diabetes, a new study presented at the World Congress for Neurology in Kyoto demonstrates that obesity and dyslipidemia also have a considerable impact. Study author Prof Eva Feldman calls for a concerted global action and research efforts on diabetic neuropathy due to its ever growing prevalence.

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WFN 2017 Election results

18 Sep 2017

During the WCN2017 in Kyoto, elections took place for the positions of President, Vice President, and Elected Trustee.

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