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WFN – Austrian Neurological Society: Department Visit Programme in Austria 2018

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Austrian Neurological Society (OEGN) are pleased to announce to renew their partnership to invite four African colleagues to visit the Neurology Departments of the Medical University of Vienna, University of Graz, Innsbruck Medical University and University Hospital Salzburg, Austria.

The OEGN was founded in 2000 and currently has more than 1,000 members. The OEGN 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 120 professional societies in 120 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 OEGN would like to support the African Initiative of the WFN by inviting four African colleagues to visit the Neurology Departments of the Medical University of Vienna, University of Graz, Innsbruck Medical University and University Hospital Salzburg 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 Department visits and the host institutions can be found here

Timeframe

The visit can take place for 4 weeks in October 2018. The exact dates will be determined between the selected candidates and the host institutions.

Details about support

The Austrian Neurological Society (OEGN) 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 [1] country in the African continent
  • The applicant must be born after 31 December 1976
  • The applicant must be a qualified neurologist.  

Evaluation Committee

  • Prof. Eduard Auff, Vienna, Austria
  • Prof. Franz Fazekas, Graz, Austria
  • Prof. Werner Poewe, Innsbruck, Austria
  • Prof. Eugen Trinka, Salzburg, Austria
  • Prof. Augustina Charawy Felli, AFAN
  • Prof. Riadh Gouider, AFAN
  • Prof. Wolfgang Grisold, WFN Secretary-General
  • Prof. 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 Friday 1st June 2018 to the WFN Education Coordinator, Mrs Jade Levy by email jade@wfneurology.org.

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

Jade Levy
Executive Assistant, Education Project Coordinator
World Federation of Neurology
Chester House
Fulham Green
81-83 Fulham High Street
London
SW6 3JA

e-mail: jade@wfneurology.org
Tel.: +44 (0)20 3542 1657

 


  1. As defined by the World Bank - http://data.worldbank.org/country