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25th Anniversary Celebrations

The World Federation for Neurorehabilitation (originally known as the World Forum for Neurorehabilitation) was formed in 1996 following the 1st World Congress for Neurorehabilitation held in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.

You can read more about and the impact WFNR has had on neurorehabilitation services around the world in the autumn edition of the WFNR newsletter.

Throughout the year, from 30 September 2021 to 31 August 2022, there will be special events held around the world to mark this special anniversary.  Check on the Events page for updates.

On 28 and 29 October 2021, there will be a South American-based international virtual conference organised by the WFNR Regional Vice President for South America, Professor Lucia Braga.  

"Neurorehabilitation is here to stay and is now a recognised and respected sub speciality of neurology. Gone (I hope) are the days when practising in neurorehab was considered beneath the neurology community. We now serve our patients much better than we used to and I think the WFNR has played a major role in that change. Thank you everyone!"

Professor Mike Barnes, Founding President

"Today the WFNR is a true advocate for neurorehabilitation.  We are proud to be celebrating our 25th anniversary and we look forward to the next 25 years!"

Professor David Good, President 

NR has an exciting future.  The WFNR will continue to play a major role as a ‘translational hub’, educating members about new science and technology.  There are many new advances on the horizon; the use of brain computer interfaces, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and better biomarkers to name just a few. The future looks bright for our patients.  

Professor Volker Hömberg, President Elect