WFN – Austrian Neurological Society: Department Visit Programme 2014/15

Österreichische Gesellschaft für Neurologie: ÖGN8 September 2014


The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Austrian Neurological Society (ANS) are pleased to announce a new partnership to invite two African colleagues to visit the Neurology Departments of the Medical University of Vienna and Innsbruck Medical University, Austria.

The ANS was founded in 2000 and currently has more than 1,000 members. The ANS represents scientific and professional interests: further education, the interchange of ideas, science and the interests of patients.

The WFN was formed in Brussels in 1957 as an association of national neurological societies.  Today WFN represents 117 professional societies in 116 countries in all regions of the world. The mission of the WFN is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal we seek to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training, with the emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world.

Project description

The ANS would like to support the African Initiative of the WFN by inviting two African colleagues to visit the Neurology Department of the Medical University of Vienna and Innsbruck Medical University for a duration of four weeks. The purpose is to experience the Austrian medical system in an international environment, meet new colleagues and foster future cooperation.

More information about the Neurology Departments can be found here and here


The visit will take place during late 2014 or 2015 according to the schedule of the Neurology Departments.

Details about support

The ANS will provide the following support:

  • Travel expenses Africa – Austria – Africa
  • Accommodation for four weeks
  • Living expenses (food and beverage) during the four weeks
  • Costs of health insurance during the stay in Austria.

Criteria for applications:

  • The applicant must be a resident of a low or lower-middle income* country in the African continent
  • The applicant must be born after 31 December 1974
  • The applicant must be a qualified neurologist. 

Evaluation Committee

Eduard Auff, Vienna, Austria
Werner Poewe, Innsbruck, Austria
Riadh Gouider, WFN Pan-African Regional Director
Steven Lewis, WFN Education Committee Chair

Deadline for application

To apply, applicants must submit their CV, a supporting statement, and a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department by Wednesday 5 November 2014 by email to

For any questions regarding your application, or to apply, please contact the administrative office of the WFN Education Committee:

Mrs Laura Kennedy
Project Coordinator – WFN
Kenes Associations Worldwide
1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1

Tel.: +41 (0) 22 906 9165