Letter from the President of the WFNS XVI World Congress

Dear Distinguished members of WFNS, dear friends and beloved colleagues,

With the great trust put in us, we are determined, now more than ever, to deliver a state-of-the-art cutting edge congress, worthy of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. We are humbled and motivated by the positive feedback we received during the World Congress site inspection from Prof. Tu and Prof. Misra on our chosen venue for our prestigious congress, Istanbul Congress Center.

We are delighted and pleased for our congress organizational preparations to have satisfied expectations. We, the Organizing Committee, are looking forward to go beyond for this congress to be the success it deserves, in valuable cooperation with the Turkish Neurosurgical Society.

The assistance and support of our highly-regarded Governor and Mayor of Istanbul has reassured more attention to the safety of all participants, ensuring the security of the congress site and all hotels hosting our highly-honored guests.

With this opportunity, I would like to thank all the abstract submissions from 92 countries and am pleased to announce the abstract number to have set a record by reaching 2225. The scientific committee evaluated these abstracts and concluded the assessment quickly. As defined by the World Bank of Developing Countries list, all applicants originating from those countries and fitting the criteria were granted a scholarship, as we promised. Our support for female neurosurgeons and our young fellow surgeons won’t cease.

Furthermore, it is our pleasure to announce that the scientific level of WFNS 2017 Istanbul Congress is assured to be an impressive success with the contributions of 621 distinguished speakers from all over the world. We would like to stress our appreciation to those colleagues who will be presenting in this prestigious event.

With great respect and honor we are looking forward to welcome you all at the XVI World Congress of Neurosurgery in Istanbul to be part of this mesmerizing scientific event.

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We hereby proudly invite you all to the WFNS 2017 World Congress of Neurosurgery in Istanbul, Turkey.

Uğur Türe


WFNS 2017 World Congress of Neurosurgery


August 2022