Announcement - WFNS President (2021-2023)

The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS)


WFNS Central Office
Nyon, Switzerland

Sept 16th, 2021


Professor Nelson M. Oyesiku, President -Elect, WFNS (2019-2021) has begun his term as President of the WFNS effective Sept 16th, 2021. He will serve a 2 yr -term (2021-2023) culminating in the World Congress in Capetown, South Africa.
Professor Oyesiku was elected President Elect at the WFNS Congress in Beijing, China in 2019. Professor Oyesiku has had a long relationship with the WFNS serving as Continental Delegate; Chairman, Constitution and Bylaws; Scientific Program Chair; Executive Committee and Administrative Council. Professor Oyesiku brings strong leadership experience and executive talents in strategy, operations, administration and financial management. He is an active neurosurgeon, educator, scholar, scientist, and a global citizen. In his inaugural address he states, …….“ I look forward to working with everyone as we move the WFNS forward to advance the mission of global neurosurgery”.
Professor Oyesiku is Professor & Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA

About the WFNS.
Founded in 1955, The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) is a professional, scientific, non-governmental organization comprising of 137 member societies, consisting of 5 Continental Associations, 125 National Neurosurgical Societies and 7 Affiliate Societies, representing over 30,000 neurosurgeons worldwide.
The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) aspires to promote global improvement in neurosurgical care. The mission of the WFNS is to work together with our member societies to improve worldwide neurosurgical care, training and research to benefit our patients.



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