XXV World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2021)

Official website

Rome, Italy | 3 - 7 October 2021


The XXV Biennial World Congress of Neurology (WCN 2021) took place on 3-7 October 2021 and for the first time ever it was held as a fully virtual event. Organized with the support of The Italian Society of Neurology (SIN), WCN 2021 gathered over 4400 participants from 120 countries, 1300 of whom coming from Italy.

Rome's icon – The Colosseum, became the venue for the virtual WCN 2021. The fully personalized interactive congress platform allowed the attendees to experience the arena of the ancient amphitheater like never before and provided them with access to plenty of scientific sessions, networking opportunities and industry materials.

This year's congress was held under the theme "Inspired by the past to build the future of Neurology" and brought together more than 270 first-class speakers and experts, who discussed the latest advancements in the field. The scientific program consisted of more than 150 scientific sessions presented in different formats – plenary lectures, scientific sessions, teaching courses, free communication sessions and regional symposia, addressing a wide range of neurology-related topics.

A record number of 24 teams signed up for this year's Tournament of the Minds, which once again provided an educational and entertaining experience, integrating various aspects of neurology.

All sessions, including those that were streamed live, can now be viewed on demand until January 7, 2022.


Official Website:
https://2021.wcn-neurology.com/ ⧉


Warning: There are an increasing number of fraudulent websites that impersonate The World Congress of Neurology WCN 2021. We would like to alert all our members and delegates to possible scams and we strongly advise you to use only the official WCN 2021 online registration. https://2021.wcn-neurology.com/

Please treat any email or texts from similarly named World Congresses on Neurology with caution.

Related:   WCN Archived Meetings   |   WCN 2019 Postscript


WCN 2019 Postscript

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The WFN applauds the contributions made by so many individuals and organisations to the success of the 2019 WCN in Dubai. We are  especially grateful for the efforts of many  members of the Global Neurology Alliance who helped with the development of many of the main topic sessions, themes, teaching courses, workshops, webinars and press releases.  

Some of these are,

  • International  Headache Association,
  • World Stroke Organisation
  • International League Against Epilepsy 
  • International Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorder Society
  • MS International Federation 


Below please find  figures of the reach of the WCN through the efforts of the collaborative media organisations (Kenes International, Yaketty Yak)


10,287 Fans

34,963 Engagements

27,895 Reactions



3,324 new fans




4,206 Engagements



201 Replies

1,529 new followers



Activties reach

Oct. 28, 2019

Esteemed Panel of World's Leading Stroke Experts from the World Stroke Organization Share Breakthrough Research on Relationship Between Stroke Risk and Vascular Dementia During Press Conference Broadcast via Facebook Live from XXIV World Congress of Neurology. Dubai, UAE
Potential audience 92.6 million

Oct 28, 2019

New Research on Migraine in the Workplace Unveiled During Press Conference to be Broadcast via Facebook Live from the World Congress Neurology, Dubai, Oct, 8 a.m. GST
Potential audience 80.58 million

Oct. 29, 2019

Effect of Climate Change on the Brain, Link to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, to Be Key Focus of Discussion at XXIV World Congress of Neurology.
Potential audience 117.7 million

Oct. 24, 2019

World Federation of Neurology Reveals New Frontiers in Epilepsy Treatment for Children, Pregnant Women and New Links Between ADHD and Epilepsy at 24th Annual World Congress of Neurology, Dubai.
Potential audience 75.5 million

Oct. 23, 2019

World Federation of Neurology Joins Forces with the World Health Organization, Announcing "Groundbreaking" Reclassification of Stroke as a Disorder of the Brain; Launches Nine-Country Survey, Leading to Roadmap for Improved Neurological Care.
Potential audience 86.02 million

Post Congress releases during the week that commenced Nov. 11, 2019

The Prognosis for MS is Changing Due to Advancements in Treatment and Awareness, Yet Access to Care is Top of Mind for Global Neurologists

Pregnancy No Longer Believed to Modify Trajectory of MS, Experts Say

New Biomarkers Identified in Parkinson's Disease Could Change Entire Trajectory of Parkinson's Diagnosis and Treatment

Social media during the XXIV World Congress of Neurology in Dubai

Website: Over 311K page views from 75K people of whom 78% were new users. The top 5 countries were India, the USA, the UAE, Japan and Indonesia who went to pages on Registration Abstracts and Scientific program.

Targeted Google campaigns generated more than 17K clicks and almost 2.3M views, while social media campaigns generated over 10K clicks and 900K views.