Previous World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
11th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
The 11th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation was scheduled to take place in Lyon, France, but was moved online because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With over 2100 registrants from all neurorehabilitation (NR) disciplines, ranging from students to professors, the Congress, held jointly with the 35th Congress of the French Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, was a great success.
The theme flowing through the Congress was the importance, not of the ‘abstract’ individual with a neurological condition that is often the subject of science, but of the real person, with real life goals, and individual rehabilitation intervention requirements.
The Congress programme encompassed plenary lectures, symposia, oral communications, posters, teaching courses, industry sessions, and even a social programme.
WCNR 2020 Key facts
10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
Dr Nirmal Surya, President of WCNR 2018 closed a successful 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation by thanking the WFNR Presidium and Organising Committee, together with more than 1500 delegates representing 55 countries, who attended the meeting from the 7th-10th February in Mumbai, India.
The faculty of 180 experts delivered stimulating keynote lectures, symposia, oral papers, posters and workshops across the four-day meeting, on subjects ranging from neurotechnologies to community care, but with a focus on delivering high quality rehabilitation at low cost, for the developing countries. The WFNR Special interest Groups held meetings, and for the first time, the World Congress hosted Public Forums with topics including dementia, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, attended by over 600 individuals and their caregivers. Dr Surya thanked all the sponsors and exhibitors for their support, including Intas, Torrent Pharma, Hocoma, Ipsen, Sun Pharma, Lupin, La Renon, Arinna Lifesciences, Septalyst and Allergan.
The 9th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
9th World Congress – from science to society Over 1200 clinicians and therapists from 56 countries attended the 9th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation (WCNR 2016) in the Convention and Exhibition Centre, Philadelphia, USA. Held in conjunction with the American Society of Neurorehabilitation, there were over 100 posters and more than 30 exhibitors and sponsoring companies. The WCNR 2016 theme ‘from science to society’ covered inspiring innovations in neurorehabilitation and their societal impacts. The programme included pre-Congress Workshops and ‘Meet the Professor’ breakfast sessions, together with a scientific programme delivered by eminent speakers from around the world covering a diverse range of topics from basic science, epidemiology, diagnosis and imaging to treatment. In addition, many of the WFNR Special Interest Group meetings took place concurrently. The WFNR would like to thank all the sponsors of WCNR 2016 including Ipsen, Merz Neurosciences and Tree of Life
The 8th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
The 8th World Congress, held in conjunction with the Turkish Society of Rehabilitation, was a huge success. Over 1400 neurorehabilitation clinicians and therapists from 74 countries attended the Congress in the Istanbul Lütfi Kirdar International Convention and Exhibition Centre. There were over 600 posters and more than 25 exhibitors and sponsoring companies.
The programme included pre-Congress Workshops and ‘Meet the Professor’ breakfast sessions, together with 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 27 WFNR Special interest Group meetings taking place concurrently.
The WFNR would like to thank all the sponsors of the meeting including Ipsen, Allergan and MZ Pharmaceuticals.
The 7th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
The 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.