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WFN – Italian Neurological Society (SIN): Department Visit Program in Italy

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Italian Neurological Society (SIN) are pleased to announce their partnership to invite two African colleagues to visit the Neurology Departments of the University of Naples and the University of Trento.

The Italian Neurological Society (SIN) was founded in 1907 and is the only Italian scientific Society specifically devoted to Neurology, with over 3000 active members out of the nearly 5000 practising neurologists in Italy. International relations promoted by SIN have been dedicated for several years to different and stimulating locations. Several important collaborations targeted to exchange information and promote joint projects have been started in rapidly-developing countries. Training programs, aimed at increasing the standards of neurological care, have been organised in several countries of the African continent.

The WFN was formed in Brussels in 1957 as an association of national neurological societies. Today WFN represents 120 professional societies 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 SIN would like to support the African Initiative of the WFN by inviting two African colleagues to visit the Neurology Departments of the University of Naples and the University of Trento for a duration of four weeks. The purpose is to experience the Italian 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:


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

Details about support

The Italian Neurological Society (SIN) will provide the following support:

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

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 31.12.1976
  • The applicant must be a qualified neurologist.

Evaluation Committee

  • Prof. Gioacchino Tedeschi, Naples, Italy
  • Prof. Bruno Giometto, Trento, Italy
  • Dr Augustina Charway-Felli, AFAN Representative
  • Prof. Riadh Gouider, AFAN Representative
  • Prof. Wolfgang Grisold, WFN Education Committee Chair
  • 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 3rd August 2018 by email to

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

Miss Jade Levy
Administrative Assistant
Education Project Coordinator
World Federation of Neurology
United Kingdom

Tel.: + 44 (0)20 3542 1657


  1. As defined by the World Bank -