WFN Medals

Every two years in the lead up to the World Congress of Neurology the WFN calls for nominations from members societies for suitable recipients of one of two WFN medals recognising Service to International Neurology and Scientific Achievement in Neurology.  

The WFN also awards the Lifetime Achievement Award on an ad hoc basis to honourees who have achieved particularly notable achievements throughout their distinguished careers.

From 2021, a new recurrent award for Meritorious Service to the WFN is awarded to a member or employee of a WFN Member Society who has given exemplary service to the WFN. This award sits alongside the Ted Munsat Award that is jointly awarded by the AAN and WFN recognising an individual’s educational contributions to the WFN.

 

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Award Recipients

 

 

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Eligibility and nomination rules

 

Meritorious Service to WFN

Scientific Achievement in Neurology

Service to International Neurology

Ted Munsat

Eligibility (Who can be awarded)

Any member or employee of a WFN Member Society that has performed outstanding service to WFN.

Anyone who has made an outstanding scientific achievement in neurology.

Anyone who has performed an outstanding service to international neurology.

People engaged in neurological educational activities in acknowledgement of Dr Munsat’s contribution to the same.

Nominator eligibility (Who can nominate)

A financial* Member Society.

 

Nominations may be made by WFN Member Societies or by individual members of a Member Society; they should be seconded by at least five neurologists, at least three of whom should be from other WFN member societies.

Nominations may be made by WFN Member Societies or by individual members of a Member Society; they should be seconded by at least five neurologists, at least three of whom should be from other WFN member societies.

Nominations may be made by WFN Member Societies or by individual members of a Member Society.

*Up to date on dues to WFN

Required statements

Up to 300 words.

Up to 300 words.

Up to 300 words.

Up to 300 words.

Award/Honorarium

Two medals will be awarded at each World Congress, with due regard to gender diversity.

One medal at each World Congress and 5000 USD.

One medal at each World Congress and 5000 USD.

One certificate at each World Congress and 1000 USD.

Medal Committee

President of the WFN and sub-committee made of WFN Trustees.

President of the WFN and either two of his predecessors or two WFN Trustees of the President’s choice.

President of the WFN and either two of his predecessors or two WFN Trustees of the President’s choice.

Awardee decided upon by WFN Trustees