WFN Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Council of Delegates Meeting 2023

The 2023 Annual General Meeting of the World Federation of Neurology and Council of Delegates meeting will take place on Sunday 15th October, 2023.

The meeting will be held in Montreal, Canada, alongside the XXVI World Congress of Neurology.

For anyone not able to attend in person, it will be possible to attend the AGM virtually via Zoom.  Details will be confirmed upon registration.



2023 WFN Elections

WFN Treasurer and One Elected Trustee

One Treasurer and one Elected Trustee are to be elected at the Council of Delegates Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October during the World Congress of Neurology in Montreal.

In January 2023, the nominating committee of the World Federation of Neurology invited nominations from member societies by 3rd April 2023 deadline.  The nominating committee now recommends to the membership those listed here as candidates in accordance with the Federation's Memorandum and Articles of Association:

Candidates standing for election

Click on the candidate names to read their candidate statements.


To take office on 1st January 2024



Additional candidate put forward for nomination by 5 member societies *

Elected Trustee

To take office immediately after the COD Meeting






The deadline for submitting candidates for recommendation by the WFN nominations committee is 3rd April 2023. 
After this date, additional candidates may put themselves forward for election if they obtain the supporting signatures of five or more authorised WFN delegates. The candidate must also be a member of a WFN member society. The CV and a letter by the candidate agreeing to stand, must be presented to the Secretary General c/o the WFN headquarters no later than 30 days prior to the start of electronic voting (Friday 22nd September 2023).


World Congress of Neurology 2027

On 12 Aug 2022, WFN invited member societies in Africa & Pan Arab Regions to bid to host the World Congress of Neurology in 2027 (WCN 2027).

Three candidates expressed their interest and were invited by WFN to submit a bid including details on the proposed venue and related facilities that would be capable of supporting the WCN. Candidates were also asked to prepare a presentation to support their bids which would be voted on by the Council of Delegates.

Since August 2023, two of the three candidates have formally withdrawn from the process. This leaves one candidate remaining: Cape Town, South Africa by the Neurological Association of South Africa (NASA).

Click here to view presentation by NASA for WCN 2027 Cape Town, South Africa


Voting Timetable

Voting will take place by electronic voting (remote online ballot). This method of voting enables all member societies to vote in the elections, regardless of whether or not they are attending the Council of Delegates meeting.

Voting will be carried out in advance of the WFN Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Council of Delegates (CoD) and the election results announced at the CoD meeting.

  • Monday 10th July, 2023 - Registration open for attending the WFN AGM Council of Delegates Meeting and register to vote. 
  • Voting will open for 2 weeks between Friday 22nd September 2023 @ 1200 UTC and Sunday 8th October 2023 @ 1200 UTC
  • The results of the voting will be announced during the AGM of the CoD on Sunday 15th October 2023.

The method of voting and the voting timetable provides voters ample time and opportunity to consider their voting without adverse conditions—such as differences in time zones, or stresses due to travel restrictions—that may impact their sound decision-making.

For more details on the method of voting please contact