About WFNS Education



Helmut Bertalanffy           Concezio di Rocco
Chairman                          Chairman

One of the most important aims of the WFNS is to provide help in the education and training of neurosurgeons all over the world. For that specific purpose, it has an Education and Training Committee, in charge of the education programs of the Federation and of organizing courses, workshops and seminars in many different countries, always giving privilege to locations or regions where neurosurgeons should have difficulties in traveling to international meetings.

The Faculty of the Committee is composed of about fifty neurosurgeons, experts in all the fields of neurosurgery and from a varied number of countries.

Past Chairmen of the WFNS Education and Training Committee

  • James Ausman, from 1993 to 1997
  • Jacques Brotchi, from 1997 to 2001
  • Maurice Choux, from 2001 to 2005
  • Atos A. de Sousa, from 2005 to 2009
  • Yoko Kato, from 2009 to 2013


Helmut Bertalanffy
Professor of Neurosurgery
Director - Center for Vascular Neurosurgery
International Neuroscience Institute - Hannover
Rudolf Pichlmayrstr. 4
D-30625 Hannover, Germany
Tel: 0049-511-270 92-570, Fax: 0049-511-270 92-990
Email: bertalanffy@ini-hannover.de

Concezio di Rocco
Professor, Pediatric Neurosurgery Unit
Policlinico Gemelli
Largo Gemelli # 8
Rome 00168, Italy
Tel: +39 (06) 3015 4495, Fax: +39 (06) 3383 211
Email: cdirocco@rm.unicatt.it