Past-Congress - Boston 2009

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There is no better U.S. city to welcome neurosurgeons to the World Congress than Boston, the birthplace of organized neurosurgery. Known as America’s Walking City to emphasize the best way to enjoy the range of attractions, Boston is a city of diversity. Rich in history, academic excellence, and vibrant neighborhoods, it offers visitors arts, music, theater, and colorful ethnicity. From the three-mile Freedom Trail walking tour tracing historical figures and events of America’s fight for independence, to the Back Bay’s trendy galleries and boutiques, to downtown’s theaters and concert halls, Boston pleases visitors with a wide variety of daytime activities and nightlife. And the city is widely known for its multitude of restaurants featuring foods from around the world.

Historic Boston is a city made for meetings. Travel to and from the city is extremely convenient. Served by more than 50 airlines, Logan International Airport is just two miles outside the city center, site of the World Congress meeting, with convenient transportation options to the airport from downtown and suburban locations. Accommodation is plentiful as well: luxury hotels and more moderately priced hotels, familiar chains and quaint inns are within a short ride to the convention center. The range of room rates is diverse enough to accommodate budgets large and small.
We look forward to welcoming you to the World Congress in Boston.

WFNS XIV Congress of Neurosurgery

Executive Committee (EC) Documents

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For more information please visit the WFNS XIV World Congress Website frequently.

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To receive a copy of the Preliminary Program, when it becomes available, please contact:

XIV World Congress of Neurological Surgery
c/o American Association of Neurological Surgeons
5550 Meadowbrook Drive
Rolling Meadows, Illinois 60008-3852

Phone: 888-566-AANS (2267) or 847-378-0500
Fax: 847-378-0600


Call for Abstracts


Abstract submission was available beginning in January 2008 and remained open through November 30, 2008. Abstracts were only accepted electronically.

Video Session Submission: The WFNS Scientific Program Committee accepted submissions for the Video Sessions taking place from 16:30 to 17:30, Monday, August 31 to Thursday, September 3, 2009.

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Closing Date for Abstracts:
November 30, 2008

The Venue

The XIV World Congress of Neurological Surgery meeting will convene in the Hynes Convention Center. The Hynes Convention Center offers attendees, speakers and guests alike world class facilities, restaurants and attractions all with a panoramic view of downtown Boston.

The Scientific Program

The Scientific Program Committee will present a comprehensive program on contemporary neurosurgical practice including didactic and clinical sessions. The program aims to be
informative and comprehensive offering state-of-the-art sessions, seminars and practical clinics.


Young Neurosurgeons Awards

The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and the
Scientific Committee of the WFNS 2009 World Congress
are inviting all young neurosurgeons to submit original
unpublished work related to basic science or clinical work in neurosurgery. 

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Women in Neurosurgery Luncheon

Hosted by Professor Yoko Kato

Date:  3 September 2008
Time:  12:45 - 14:15
Venue:  Hynes Convention Centre

For more information, please contact

Young Neurosurgeons Luncheon

Hosted by Gail Rosseau, MD

Date:  Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Time:  12:45 - 2:15 pm
Venue:  Hynes Convention Center
For more information please contact
Dr. Rosseau at


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