11th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
7-11 October 2020
The 11th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation was scheduled to take place in Lyon, France, but was moved online because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. With over 2100 registrants from all neurorehabilitation (NR) disciplines, ranging from students to professors, the Congress, held jointly with the 35th Congress of the French Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, was a great success.
The theme flowing through the Congress was the importance, not of the ‘abstract’ individual with a neurological condition that is often the subject of science, but of the real person, with real life goals, and individual rehabilitation intervention requirements.
The Congress programme encompassed plenary lectures, symposia, oral communications, posters, teaching courses, industry sessions, and even a social programme.
WCNR 2020 Key facts
2100 participants from over 90 countries
6 plenary lectures
4 round tables
8 joint symposia
100 oral communications
200 invited speakers from over 30 countries
Over 1000 abstracts
More than 1000 e-posters
25 industrial partners
10th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation
7-10 February 2018
Dr Nirmal Surya, President of WCNR 2018 closed a successful 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation by thanking the WFNR Presidium and Organising Committee, together with more than 1500 delegates representing 55 countries, who attended the meeting from the 7th-10th February in Mumbai, India.
The faculty of 180 experts delivered stimulating keynote lectures, symposia, oral papers, posters and workshops across the four-day meeting, on subjects ranging from neurotechnologies to community care, but with a focus on delivering high quality rehabilitation at low cost, for the developing countries. The WFNR Special interest Groups held meetings, and for the first time, the World Congress hosted Public Forums with topics including dementia, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy and multiple sclerosis, attended by over 600 individuals and their caregivers. Dr Surya thanked all the sponsors and exhibitors for their support, including Intas, Torrent Pharma, Hocoma, Ipsen, Sun Pharma, Lupin, La Renon, Arinna Lifesciences, Septalyst and Allergan.