Announcements


Dr. Robert Spetzler, Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute, conveys his perspective on women in neurosurgery; see article on WINS home page....(click here)


2014 WINS Award Announcement
Women in Neurosurgery (WINS) is pleased to announce the 2014 WINS/Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair
Visiting International Surgeon Award.


Thanks to the generosity of Mark Bernstein MD FRCSC, the Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair in International Surgery, two awards will be available to encourage international collegiality, education and collaboration. The award will fund travel and registration fees to a maximum of $5000 for an international female resident or faculty neurosurgeon to attend the CNS or AANS meeting and awardees will present a talk at one of the WINS events: WINS Breakfast (AANS meeting) or WINS Reception (CNS meeting).

Click here for the application.
Deadline for applications will be February 1, 2014

For the upcoming International Basic Neurosurgery Course (IBNC), 102 residents from 68 countries will receive scholarships from the Turkish Neurosurgical Society. Click here for more information.


The WFNS Recife Reference Center is the second of such WFNS centers and was officially established in November, 2007 at the Interim meeting in Nagoya, Japan.

This year, they are commemorating their 5th anniversary. On January 31, 2013 their first WFNS trainee, Dr Carlos Dabdoub Roda from Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia, will finish his 5 year residency in Recife.


Thanks to the generosity of the Greg Wilkins-Barrick Chair in International Surgery (Dr. Mark Bernstein, University Health Network, Chairholder) two awards will be available to encourage international collegiality, education and collaboration. The award will fund travel and registration fees to a maximum of $5000 for an international female resident or faculty neurosurgeon to attend the CNS or AANS meeting and awardees will present a talk at one of the WINS events: WINS Breakfast (AANS meeting) or WINS Reception (CNS meeting).



We are pleased to announce that Professor Yong Kwang Tu (Taiwan) was elected as President-elect at the WFNS Interim Meeting of the Executive Meeting held on Friday, 16 September 2011 in Porto Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. Professor Tu will actually take up the office as President at the last meeting of the Executive Committee on 12 September 2013, at our forthcoming World Congress of Neurosurgery to be held in Seoul, Korea.

Professor Yoko Kato of Fujita Health University, Japan has generously donated $10,000 to be used to waive the registration fees for 30 young neurosurgeons from Asia and Africa. These educational grants will awarded on a first come, first served basis. Please apply in writing to Muhammed Mahmud, MD, Chairman, WFNS Young Neurosurgeons Forum at: mrajimahmud@gmail.com

With great pleasure, the WFNS announces that the Madjid Samii Medal of Honor was awarded to Professor Maurice Choux, of Marseilles, France. The ceremony took place on Saturday, 17th September 2011 at the WFNS Interim Meeting, Porto de Galinhas, Pernambuco, Brazil. (click here)




 

Dear Sir / Madam,

We are pleased to announce that “Essential Practice of Neurosurgery” has now been published.
It is a neurosurgical text-book authored by multiple neurosurgical specialists of international repute, which has been accepted by the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies – WFNS, as the official book for teaching neurosurgery. This book targets young neurosurgeons beginning their career. The book depicts several illustrations, colored diagrams, charts, tables etc., with appropriate references meant for a sound and basic understanding of neurosurgical technicalities. This 1500-page book is very informative, affordable and provides basic fundamental knowledge along with the latest developments in the field of Neurosurgery.

Should you be interested in purchasing a copy, the amount of $95 will go straight to WFNS foundation.

If you are interested in buying this book, please email us at neuron1@fujita-hu.ac.jp

We’ll update this information at www.wfns.org very soon.

With warm regards,

Kazadi K.N. KALANGU
Editor-in-Chief

Yoko KATO
Gilbert DECHAMBENOIT
Deputy Editors


 




 


Virtual Exhibit Hall
Announcing our new Virtual Exhibit Hall! Please click below to see new information and technology from our corporate sponsors.

 
Professor Armando Basso of Buenos Aires, Argentina was awarded the Humanitarian Award

Professor Armando Basso of Buenos Aires, Argentina was awarded the Humanitarian Award at the AANS Annual Meeting in San Diego, California in May, 2009. He accepted it on behalf of the volunteers and contributors to the WFNS Foundation, that provides neurosurgical fellowships and equipment to the developing world.

 
Professor Jacques Brotchi was awarded the Scopus Prize from The Hebrew University.

This award included a cash prize of $168,000 USD, which Prof Brotchi donated to the WFNS Foundation.

 

 







List of societies approved as new members of WFNS at the Executive Committee Meeting held in Boston, USA, 3 September 2009

- African Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (AFNS)
- Chinese Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CCNS)
- Neurosurgical Section of the Dominican Society of Neurology and Neurosurgery
- Kosova Neurosurgical Society (Affiliate)
- Nepalese Society of Neurosurgery




List of societies approved as new members of WFNS at the Executive Committee Meeting held in Nagoya, Japan, 20 November 2007

- Association of Neurosurgical Societies of Africa (ANSA)
- Ecuadorian Neurosurgical Society
- Emirates Neuroscience Society
- Finnish Neurosurgical Society
- German Academy of Neurosurgery
- Gulf Neurosurgical Society
- Kuwait Society of Neurological Surgeons (KSNS)
- Libyan Association of Psychiatry, Neurology & Neurosurgery
- Mongolian Neurosurgical Society
- Norwegian Neurosurgical Society
- Swedish Society of Neurosurgery
- Yemeni Neurological Surgeons Society

 

Site of the 15th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery in 2013:
8-13 September 2013 - Seoul , Korea

 

Click here for more information about the Congress