WFNR is a multidisciplinary organisation which encourages the exchange of knowledge and scientific research between clinicians and others with an interest in the field of neurorehabilitation. WFNR collaborates with other clinical and scientific societies to enhance the impact of neurorehabilitation for the benefit of patients.
The 10th congress of the World Federation of NeuroRehabilitation (WFNR) kicked off with a bang. The day started at 10am with almost 1500 delegates and guest speakers from 55 countries. This is the first time that the conference is being held in South East Asia and it is a big step for neurological rehab experts. On this occasion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed his choicest regards.
Epilepsy in our country is a major problem. India is the capital of head injury. Neuro infection is largely increasing. Some neurological conditions are present from birth (congenital), some hereditary (genetic) and others have a sudden onset due to injury or illness, such as a head injury or stroke, or a cancer of the brain or spine.
Dr Nirmal Surya is the president of Developing World Forum for Neurorehabilitation that will host the conference from February 7 to 10 in Renaissance Conventional Centre, Powai.
“Neurological problems are rising. Stroke is the third most common cause of death. Therefore, there is a larger need to ponder over these issues and find plausible solutions,” said Dr Surya on being asked about the salient features of the conference.
There are about 80 sessions scheduled for four days and each of these will have experts from various countries. World leaders like Leonard Li, David Good, Swathi Kiran, Volker Homberg, Annie Hill, Stephanie Clark among many others will speak and host these sessions.
WFNR has 35 Special Interest Groups covering a broad spectrum of topics and a `Flying Faculty’ provides training courses across the world. WFNR is always happy to hear from members who are willing to be part of the Faculty and from countries who hope to benefit from their expertise.