Global awareness-raising for the underestimated burden of epilepsy

Written by Wolfgang Grisold and Mohammad Wasay on behalf of the World Federation of Neurology World Brain Day organizing committee

Each year, World Brain Day (22nd July) will take on a different theme in neurology in order to increase awareness and understanding globally. Wolfgang Grisold, Secretary General and Treasurer of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN), gave us a bit more insight into this year’s focus, epilepsy, and the aims of the day for the WFN. Epilepsy has been chosen as the focus of World Brain Day 2015, not only because of its prevalence across the world and related misunderstandings of the condition, but also due to the adoption of a new resolution entitled “Global burden of epilepsy and the...

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