The XXII World Congress of Neurology (WCN) will be held in Santiago, Chile from October 31 to November 5, 2015. The theme of the congress is “Changing Neurology Worldwide”.
The World Federation of Neurology jointly with the Chilean Society of Neurology, Psychiatry and Neurosurgery will be organizing this congress, which will be a meeting of neurologists worldwide and will also have an impact on the region.
The WCN is a biannual Congress for clinicians and scientists in neurology, neurosurgery, neurosciences, which travels from continent to continent. After Marakech (2011), Vienna (2013), Chile will host the congress in 2015. In 2017 Kyoto, Japan will be the place of the next WCN.
The WCN 2015 will bring together leading scientists, public health experts, policy-makers to translate recent scientific advances into clinical practice. The WCN 2015 will have a positive impact on the scientific topics of the congress:
- To bring together the worlds scientific experts to catalyze and advance scientific knowledge about Neurology, present the most recent research findings, and promote and enhance scientific collaborations around the world.
- To bring together community leaders, scientists, and policy leaders to promote and enhance programmatic collaborations to more effectively address regional, national and local responses to Neurology around the world and overcome barriers that limit access to prevention, care and services.
- To engage key, new and non-traditional stakeholders throughout the world in the development of and participation throughout the Congress program.
The WCN 2015 is expected to host approximately 4,000 participants. In the past congresses delegates from more than 70 countries were represented. The congress has a strong scientific and teaching course program (www.wcn-neurology.com), but also acts as a larger basis of communication between neurological societies, delegates and will also house many meetings and business meetings of the WFN.
Santiago de Chile is one of the world’s most fascinating cities with great history, museums, and internationally renowned cuisine and prestigious wines. We have chosen a venue that is easy to reach from Santiago Airport terminals, with comfortable accommodation and excellent meeting facilities. Chile also offers excellent opportunities to travel as a post congress activity.
More information can be found on the official congress website.
We have no doubt that your willingness to share your best and newest research results will make the WCN 2015 in Santiago a great success. We thank you again for your time and hope to hear from you shortly.
The World Federation of Neurology (WFN)
The World Federation of Neurology is the international body representing the specialty of neurology worldwide. It has 117 member societies around the globe. The commitment of the WFN is to “Fostering quality neurology and brain health worldwide”. It is partnering with the major neurological societies world wide.
The WFN is doing this by offering support and education to countries in need. The WFN offers junior fellow travel fellowships, has a yearly grant program to support projects world wide, offers department exchange programs (Turkey, Austria for Africans), has a WFN teaching center in Rabat, and helps to develop regional activities in Africa, Asia and South America.
On the July 22, the WFN celebrates the yearly day of the brain, which this year will be devoted to epilepsy.
WFN secretary general and secretary
WCN 2015, Congress president
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