To WFN member societies in Africa & Pan Arab Regions 

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) is pleased to invite bids from WFN Member Societies in the Africa and Pan Arab Regions to host the World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in 2027 at a suitable venue.

The World Congress of Neurology (WCN) is the premier educational event of the World Federation of Neurology. The WCN rotates every other year between four different regions of our six regional societies, all with different health systems, different backgrounds, different neurological challenges, and different needs. The WCN has between 5000-7000 participants. The structure consists of plenary topics, scientific topics, and teaching courses.  The WFN develops the program with the hosting society and the regional society to capture as many local needs as possible.

If your WFN Member Society would like to be a candidate to host WCN 2027, please complete the application form by 16th September 2022. All applications will be treated in confidence and will be reviewed by WFN. The reviewed societies may be invited to present their bids to the upcoming Council of Delegates Annual General Meeting to be held on 25th October 2022 in Amsterdam. 

Those that are short-listed will be notified by the middle of December 2022. A site visit by WFN officers and a representative of the WFN Professional Congress Organiser to evaluate the proposed venue and related facilities will take place in the ensuing months. A report and recommendation will then be submitted to the Council of Delegates meeting during the WCN 2023 in Canada, where the final vote and decision will occur.

For any questions or for further information, please do not hesitate in contacting the WFN directly at

The WFN looks forward to hearing from any member neurological society in the African and Pan Arab regions that wish to be considered as the host of WCN 2027.