One of the WFNR’s key objectives is to advance the development and improve the quality of neurological rehabilitation across the world. The WFNR recognises that global education and training are of paramount importance in increasing the awareness of neurorehabilitation, its practice and service provision. The skills and expertise of WFNR members are portable and transnational so the WFNR Flying Faculty was established to advance education in those countries where neurorehabilitation was in its infancy. Over the years the specialty has developed globally, the Flying Faculty gained new members and it now facilitates neurorehabilitation education by supporting countries wherever and whenever possible.
What does the Flying Faculty do?
The WFNR Flying Faculty ‘flies in’ to the host country and delivers an expert training programme to a diverse group of health professionals in a short, intensive time period. The trainees learn the skills required to develop and implement neurorehabilitation services, and the trainers learn more about the issues and challenges faced by those countries.
The WFNR Flying Faculty participates in training programmes instigated within a country and, also, provides conference presentations at national meetings.
All levels of training programmes can be developed and/or delivered by the WFNR Flying Faculty.
The Flying faculty has been an invaluable experience for our trainees, allowing them to learn new skills and implement neurorehabilitation services.
Dr. Navita Purohit
Indian Academy of Neurology: IAN
Where does the Flying Faculty travel to?
Since its inception, the WFNR Flying Faculty has travelled the globe.
Parts of Asia, Bosnia and Moldova were amongst the first countries to host the WFNR Flying Faculty and Certificate Courses were held in Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK. The Flying Faculty has travelled to many countries across the world including Nigeria, Russia, The Philippines, United Arab Emirates, Mongolia and The People’s Republic of China.
Who is the Flying Faculty?
The Faculty comprises eminent WFNR members who are willing and able to teach on educational programmes throughout the world. Many of the Faculty are the WFNR Presidium or Regional Vice-Presidents.
The members of the Flying Faculty will provide their time at no cost and will not require support from the host organisation for international travel costs. However, hosts are expected to provide local hotel accommodation, meals and local transport.
See the impact of the Flying Faculty
For over 20 years the Flying Faculty has been sending experts across the globe on an international mission to improve neurorehabilitation training and delivery. You can see our impact in some countries below.