WFN – The Turkish Neurological Society: Department Visit Program in Turkey

Letter from WFN Education Project Coordinator
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23rd August 2018

To: WFN Delegates & Members of WFN Committees

WFN – The Turkish Neurological Society: 
Department Visit Program in Turkey
The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Turkish Neurological Society are pleased to once again announce a partnership to invite four colleagues from Africa to visit the Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine, Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine, and Ege University Faculty of Medicine Neurology Departments.
The Turkish Neurological Society (TNS) was founded in 1992.The aims of the society include contributing to the national and international awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of neurological diseases at the best possible standards. The Turkish Neurological Society is scientifically very active and has high standards of education.
The WFN was formed in Brussels in 1957 as an association of national neurological societies.  Today the WFN represents 120 professional societies in all regions of the world. The mission of the WFN is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal we seek to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training, with the emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world.
Project description:
The Turkish Neurological Society supports the African initiative of the WFN by inviting four African colleagues to visit the Istanbul Cerrahpasa, Hacettepe, Selcuk and Ege University Departments of Neurology for a duration of four weeks. The purpose is to experience the Turkish neurological system in an international environment, meet new colleagues and foster future cooperation.
More information about the four institutions:
1) Istanbul University Cerrahpasa Faculty of Medicine
2) Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine
3) Selcuk University Faculty of Medicine
4) Ege University Faculty of Medicine
The visit will take place between 15 November – 15 December 2018.
The four fellows will receive complimentary registration to attend the Turkish National Congress taking place from 30 November - 6 December, Antalya
Details about support
The Turkish Neurological Society will provide the following support:

  • Travel expenses: Country of Residence – Turkey– Country of Residence
  • Accommodation for four weeks
  • Living expenses (food and beverage) during the four weeks
  • Costs of health insurance during the stay in Turkey 
Criteria for applications:
  • The applicant must be a resident of a low or lower-middle income[1] country in the African continent
  • The applicant must be born after 31.12.1976
  • The applicant must be a qualified neurologist.
Evaluation Committee
Prof. Wolfgang Grisold, WFN Secretary General
Prof. Steven Lewis, WFN Education Committee Chair, Elected Trustee
Prof. Şerefnur Öztürk, President, TNS
Prof. Demet Özbabalık Adapınar, General Secretary, TNS
Dr Augustina Charway-Felli, AFAN
Prof. Riadh Gouider, AFAN
Deadline for application
To apply, applicants must submit their CV, a supporting statement, and a letter of recommendation from their Head of Department by 7th September 2018 by email to [email protected]
For any questions regarding your application, or to apply, please contact the administrative office of the WFN Education Committee:
Mrs Jade Levy
Executive Assistant
Education Project Coordinator
World Federation of Neurology
United Kingdom

[1] As defined by the World Bank -
Prof. William Carroll
First Vice President 
Prof. Ryuji Kaji
Secretary General
Prof. Wolfgang Grisold
Prof. Richard Stark
Elected Trustees
Prof. Steven L. Lewis
Dr Riadh Gouider
Prof. Morris Freedman
Co-opted Trustee
Prof. Jean-Marc Léger
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