World Congress of Neurology Awards

The Angela Vincent Award

Named after Prof Angela Vincent, Emeritus Professor at Oxford, and honorary positions at University College and King’s College London, and winner of WFN's 2017 Scientific Achievement Award.  The award is for Best Young Neurologist Investigator at the WCN

To be considered for this award:

  • Applicants must have submitted an abstract to the World Congress of Neurology and be a neurologist in training or early in their career, have an M.D. or equivalent medical degree, hold a post not above that of Associate Professor, and be no older than 45 years of age at the time of the WCN.
  • Applicants should also be a member (trainee or neurologist) of their country's Neurology association or society.
  • The winner will be chosen by a subcommittee of the WFN Education Committee based on the quality of their abstract and review of supporting documentation.


The Elsevier Awards

In 2023, Elsevier will offer 6 Awards in the sum of $1,000 each to deserving abstract submitters (the first author) for:

  • Best Clinical Paper x3
  • Best Research Paper x3.

All accepted abstracts are considered for the award. Winners are notified by the secretariat after the review of abstracts.

** Please note that the winners of these awards, as well as the Munsat Award winner, will be giving their lectures in a Free Communication session – date and time as indicated in the program.


Award Recipients


Angela Vincent Award

Best Young Neurologist Investigator


Best Research Paper Award


Best Clinical Paper Award


Clinical And Radiological Spectrum And Outcomes In Patients Of Subacute Sclerosing Panencephalitis

 Jerry A. George, India

Longterm Outcomes Of Symptomatic Intracranial Atherosclerotic Stenosis (Icas) Patients: A 3 Year Follow-Up
May Zin Myint, Singapore
Topline Results Of The Proof-Hd Pivotal Phase 3 Trial: Pridopidine’s Outcome On Function In Huntington Disease
Paul Goldberg, Netherlands
Association Between Benzodiazepine And Alzheimer’s Disease Likely Driven By Prescription For Prodromal Phase Symptoms
Diego Legrand, Canada
Impact Of Delirium Duration On Stroke Outcomes
Gabriel Souza Suzart, Brazil
Underemployment, Work Hour Reduction, And Income Loss: A Global, Multi-Centered, Cohort Study Of Neuromyelitis Optica
Isabella Gomez Hjerthen, USA
Cadiim Study: Cardiac And Autonomic Dysfunction In Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies
Mahammad Samim Mondal, India


Vascular Compression In Trigeminal Neuralgia Discloses Trigeminal Root Somatotopic Organization

Gianfranco De Stefano, Italy

Penfield Motor Homunculus Revisited: New Data From Cortical And Subcortical Intraoperative Motor Mapping

Prajwal Ghimire, UK

Neurotoxicity-Related To Car-T Therapy: Proposed Protocol And Preliminary Data From Bologna

Umberto Pensato, Italy


Epilepsy In Guinea: The Experience Of A Free Consultation

Foksouna Sakadi, Chad

Cerebral microbleeds prevalence and risk factors from UK Biobank with 3.0T SWI sequence

Dongwei Lu, China

Epidemiology of Paraneoplastic Neurologic Disorders and Autoimmune Encephalitides in France 

 J. Hebert, France



A Novel ALS/FTD Model Mouse Expressing Cytoplasmic Mutant FUS Leads Neurodegeneration via Dendritic Homeostasis Disruption

Gen Shiihashi, Japan

Long-Term Prognosis of Transient Epileptic Amnesia: Evidence from the TIME Project

Sharon Savage, UK



Cryptococcal Meningitis in a Large Cohort

Darshan Doshi, India

Tau Oligomer Antibodies as Potential Therapeutics for Parkinson's And Other Synucleinopathies

Julia Gerson, USA