Elections

In accordance with the WFN constitution, the nominating committee will:

  • choose a list of candidates for the offices of Trustee and Officer other than Additional Officer
  • publish that list at least six months prior to the relevant Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • accept additional nominations supported with the signatures of five or more authorised delegates which are received by the Secretary-General at least thirty days prior to that AGM
  • submit the amended list at that AGM


The Officers of the Federation shall be the President, the First Vice President, the Secretary-General and Treasurer, and such other Vice Presidents as the Member Societies at a meeting of the Council of Delegates shall decide and such Additional Officers as the Trustees shall decide.

The Officers shall be elected at an AGM and shall hold office from 1st January following that AGM until 1st January following the fourth AGM after that AGM and only the Secretary-General may be re-appointed and then only for one further term of office.

The Secretary-General will act as the Secretary of the Federation in accordance with the Act.

If an Officer does not complete his or her term of office the Trustees may fill that vacancy for the unexpired term except that if the office of President becomes vacant the first Vice-President shall assume the responsibilities of the President until the next AGM when a new President shall be elected to hold office for the unexpired term then remaining of the previous President and at the expiration of that term may be re-elected but only for one further term of office.

Every Officer must be an individual member of a Member Society or an associate member of the Federation.

The Trustees may appoint as an Additional Officer of the Federation any individual member of a Member Society or an associate member of the Federation upon such terms and with such title as the Trustees shall decide.


Call for Nominations for Elected Trustee 2020

On behalf of the World Federation of Neurology, the Nominating Committee invites nominations for the positions of Elected Trustee for a three year period. 

  • One Elected Trustee to take office immediately following the election (position vacated by Dr Riadh Gouider)


A nominee should be a member of a financial WFN member society, have a national and international reputation, made contributions to neurology and contributed and committed to the WFN.

Please submit the name(s) of the individual(s) in question, together with a signed statement of confirmation of their willingness to stand for election, a brief Curriculum Vitae (a single type-written page) and evidence of support from their member society.

Please address the nomination documents to the Chair of the Nominating Committee, all of which should reach the London Secretariat office, as soon as possible but no later than 1st May 2020

Nominations made after this deadline of 1st May must be supported by a minimum of 5 (five)  WFN member societies, be accompanied by the same statement for World Neurology, Curriculum Vitae and be received by the London office before 9th August 2020.   Electronic format is preferred.

The address is listed below:

Chester House
Fulham Green
81-83 Fulham High Street
London
SW6 3JA
United Kingdom

Tel.: +44 (0)20 3542 1657 / 1658
Fax: +44 (0)20 3542 1301
e-mail:info@wfneurology.org