Previous World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
The 7th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation
This year’s 7th World Congress attracted neurorehabilitation clinicians and therapists from 55 countries and was a huge success. A record number of health professionals attended the meeting - over 1800 - in Melbourne’s award-winning Congress Centre. There were 650 submitted abstracts, over 300 posters and more than 30 exhibitors and sponsoring companies.
The Congress was held in conjunction with the 35th Annual Brain Impairment Congress for the Australian Society for the Study of Brain Impairment (ASSBI) and the 20th ASM of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine - RACP.
Over four days the Congress included 12 half-day workshops, ‘Meet the Professor’, breakfast sessions and a scientific programme covering international research, discovery and innovation in all the major areas of neurorehabilitation including traumatic brain injury, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spasticity management and neuro-oncology. In addition there were 17 WFNR Special interest Group meetings taking place concurrently.
Key sponsors of the meeting included Allergan, Epworth Rehabilitation, Ipsen, Medtronic, Mundipharma and St John of God Healthcare. A big thanks to all the sponsors for their support.
The 6th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation
The 6th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (WCNR 2010) attracted delegates from 71 countries and was a huge success. Over 1600 health professionals attended the meeting which met in the historical Congress Centre in the Hofburg, Vienna's former imperial palace.
There was an extensive programme of workshops, 'Meet the Professsor Breakfasts', lectures and symposia covering clinical practice and research with topics ranging from basic science to practical applications. The breadth of content attracted neurorehabilitation clinicians and therapists from all disciplines.
The meeting also attracted a large number of exhibitors including Allergan, Merz and Medtronic who were key sponsors with all three holding satellite symposia. Ipsen, a major sponsor of WFNR, held several practical workshops.
Heinrich Binder, Volker Hoemberg and colleagues expertly organised the Congress. The meeting opened with the 1st Michael P Barnes lecture, which was established in recognition of the visionary leadership and dedication of the founding President.
5th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
The 5th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation was held in Brasilia, Brazil in September 2008. The Congress was a huge success. Over 900 health professionals representing 40 countries attended the Congress, with 65 invited speakers, 99 free paper presentations, 209 posters and 14 workshops.
The WFNR is grateful to Dr Lucia Braga and the SARAH Network of Rehabilitation Hospitals for hosting the meeting.
For full details of the Congress, please read the WFNR newsletter, Update, on the Members' Area of the website.
Follow the link on the scroll bar of the WFNR homepage to view photographs from the Congress.