WFNS Executive Committee

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Chairman of the Executive Committee:


Yong Kwang Tu, President of WFNS
Department of Neurosurgery
National Taiwan University Hospital
7 Chung-Shan South Road
Taipei 100, Taiwan

Tel:+886-2-23123456 ext 65078
Fax: +886-2-5553755


Appointed by the President of the Federation and can only vote if already a member of the Executive Committee or an Honorary President of the Federation

Armando Basso, MD, PhD


Emeritus Professor, Buenos Aires University

Ayacucho 1342

Buenos Aires (1111), Argentina

Tel: 54 11 4806 3635

Fax: 54 11 4806 6531

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The Executive Committee shall be composed of:

  • all of the officers of the Federation (AC members, Second Vice-Presidents, Honorary Presidents, Historian)
  • the President and Treasurer of the Congress;
  • all the delegates from each continental, national, regional and multinational member society;
  • all the observers from each affiliate member society (subject to WFNS Constitution - Article 12, Section 9).

WFNS Administrative Council:  Yong-Kwang Tu (President), Takeshi Kawase (Past-President), Hildo Azevedo-Filho (First Vice- President), Basant K. Misra (Secretary), Gail Rosseau (Assistant-Secretary), Christopher M. Loftus (Treasurer), Amir Samii (Assistant- Treasurer), Ugur Ture (President of the Congress 2017)

WFNS Second Vice-Presidents:  Eugeny Pedachenko  (at large), Sherif Ezzat  (at large), Francesco Tomasello (EANS), Marco Molina (FLANC), Akira Teramoto (AASNS), Jacques Morcos (AANS), Abdessamed El Ouahabi (CAANS)

WFNS Honorary Presidents:  Adelola Adeloye, Armando Basso, Jacques Brotchi, Maurice Choux, Noel G. Dan, Sayed El Gindi, Roberto C. Heros, Alan R. Hudson, Shozo Ishii, Hee-Won Jung, Tetsuo Kanno, Abdeslam El Khamlichi, Shigeaki Kobayashi, Alexander Konovalov, Takeshi Kawase, Yves Keravel, Edward R. Laws, Friedrich Loew, Mauro Loyo-Varela, José-Gérardo Martin-Rodriguez, Jorge Mendez, Sean Mullan, Russel Patterson, Fernando Rueda-Franco, Leonidas Quintana, Mahadeeva Sambivasan, Robert F. Spetzler, Madjid Samii, Atos A. de Sousa, Lindsay Symon, Kintomo Takakura, Jacques C. de Villiers

*Officers of the WFNS Congress: Ugur Ture (President), Ethem Beskonakli (Honorary President), Mehmet Zileli (Vice-President), Murad Bavbek (2nd Vice-President), Yusuf Izci (Secretary), Basar Atalay (Assistant-Secretary), Feridun Acar (Treasurer), Ozerk Okutan (Assistant-Treasurer), Ihsan Solaroglu (Scientific Programme Director, i.e. Chairman of the Programme Committee).

Two delegates from each Constituent Society and each Continental Organization:   (Paying Continental Organizations have the right to 4 delegates/4 votes)

Observers from each affiliate society:  (no vote)

*N.B. they are ex-officio unless a nominated delegate.  An amendment of the Bylaws passed in Marrakech states that only the President and Treasurer of the Congress can vote but not the Officers of the Congress.

** One from each member society of WFNS who is usually the delegate with the longest term of service on the Executive Committee, the name of whom should be declared in writing to the Secretary of the Federation by each Society.  An Honorary Vice-President can only vote if he is also a Senior or Second Delegate of a member society.