The world’s leading neuroscientists unveil research on the impact of COVID-19 on the brain, understanding the pathophysiology of migraine, solving the mystery of sleep, biomarkers in traumatic brain injury and more at the 25th Congress biennial world of neurology from October 3 to 7

LONDON, October 2, 2021 / PRNewswire / – The Impact of COVID-19 on the Brain, Understanding the Pathophysiology of Migraine, Solving the Mystery of Sleep by “Shedding Light on the Brain,” Blood Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury and More Research breakthroughs will be unveiled by the world’s leading neuroscientists at the 25th Biennale World Congress of Neurology (WCN) to October 3-7, 2021, presented by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

The impact of COVID-19 on the brain, understanding the pathophysiology of migraine, solving the mystery of sleep by “lighting up the brain”, blood biomarkers for traumatic brain injury and more groundbreaking research will be unveiled by the researchers. world’s leading neuroscientists at the 25th World Biennial Congress of Neurology (WCN) October 3-7, 2021, presented by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN).

Originally planned for Rome, Italy, WCN 2021 will be completely virtual for the first time. The conference, attended by global members from 122 WFN member societies, is organized in association with The Italian Society of Neurology (SIN). With 3,000 members, SIN is Italy largest association of neurologists, offering an ever-increasing number of education and training activities.

“By participating in a fully virtual conference this year, we are able to reach more people and continue our mission to promote the importance of quality brain health and neurology around the world. ‘be supported by the Italian Society of Neurology as we bring together healthcare professionals, public health officials and media representatives from around the world to discuss the latest and greatest research on the brain and nervous system, ”said said Professor William Carroll, AM, MB BS, MD, FRACP, FRCP (E), President of the World Federation of Neurology.

By supporting the WFN to co-organize WCN 2021, Prof. Gioacchino Tedeschi, President of the Italian Society of Neurology, said: “The World Congress represents a fundamentally unique opportunity for comparison and collaboration on a global level between different neurological skills and knowledge, an opportunity for networking between specialists who can thus work together. synergy to respond to challenges common to all countries, such as COVID-19. “

During the conference, WCN 2021 is hosting two press conferences. The first will detail World Brain Day 2021 and the second will feature a global roundtable on the WFN Brain Health Initiative, “The Vital Role of the Neurologist and Advocacy”.

PRESS CONFERENCE – Stop Multiple Sclerosis: Highlights from World Brain Day 2021
At July 22, 2021, people around the world have joined the World Federation of Neurology and the International Multiple Sclerosis Federation to recognize World Brain day, which was dedicated to multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurological disease that affects 2.8 million people of all ages worldwide. On World Brain Day, experts from around the world shared the key steps needed to stop MS: earlier diagnosis, the effectiveness of and access to life-changing therapies, and the advocacy for a better quality of life for people with MS and their caregivers. . WFN will present a special press conference with multiple sclerosis experts to discuss the impact of WBD 2021, which will be available on request through the WCN 2021 portal.

PRESS CONFERENCE – Brain Health Initiative: The Vital Role of the Neurologist and Advocacy
At October 6, 2021, To 1:00 p.m. CEST, the World Federation of Neurology will hold a press conference to highlight its Brain Health Initiative (BHI) awareness campaign. BHI was created to change the global mindset regarding neurology and public health. It highlights important elements of brain health, explaining global factors that impact brain health and highlighting inequalities in brain health around the world. The fifth part of the series, “The Vital Role of the Neurologist and Advocacy” will be the focus of the press conference and will feature Dr. Wolfgang grisold, Dr. David Dodick, Dr. Augustina Charway Felli, Dr. Allan Ropper, Pr. Guillaume Carroll and other high level neurologists. They will discuss the critical role neurologists play in changing the way society approaches brain health as a whole.

During WCN 2021 from October 3-7, here are the main clinical highlights that will be presented by world-renowned scientists and professors:

  • New Directions in Blood Biomarkers for Traumatic Brain Injury presented by Henrik zetterberg, professor of neurochemistry at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  • Gene therapy in hereditary neuromuscular diseases presented by Francesco Muntoni, professor of pediatric neurology at the UCL Institute of Child Health and the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, England

  • Enlighten the brain presented by Gero Miesenböck, Waynflete Professor of Physiology at the Center for Neural Circuits and Behavior, Oxford, England

  • From bench to bedside, understanding the pathophysiology of migraine presented by dr. Peter Goadsby, professor of neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine in UCLA, Los Angeles, United States

  • Special conference on Neuro COVID presented by Ettore Beghi, professor of neuroepidemiology at the University of Milan, Milan, italy

“The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges never before imagined for global health, and the medical community has responded to these challenges with great urgency, finding new innovations and approaches to care and launching ground-breaking research. I hope this conference will be a beacon of hope in dark times, proving that through collaborative scientific research and concerted combined action, the world can find the answers in times of crisis and provide the protection needed ”, said declared Professor Carroll.

Congress is about to bring the world leaders in neuroscience to accelerate the pace of change around the world. Additional press releases will be distributed during the week. Media are welcome to participate online or request interviews at [email protected]

About the World Federation of Neurology
The World Federation of Neurology represents 122 member neurology societies around the world to promote quality neurology and brain health around the world by promoting neurological education and training with a focus on sub-regions of the world. funded. WFN supports the dissemination of research and clinical information in pursuit of improvements in the field of neurology. With the support of member organizations around the world, WFN unites the world to empower patients with better access to brain health. For more information, please visit the WCN 2021 website at, find our press conferences live on Facebook on, on Twitter at or by searching using the # WCN2021 tag.

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