World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies
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|Headquarters||1260 Nyon, Vaud Switzerland|
|Represents 20,000 neurosurgeons|
|Franco Servadei (Forlì, Italy)|
The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) was founded in 1955 as a professional, scientific, non governmental organization, comprising the national Associations of five continents in addition to 7 Affiliate Societies, representing some 20,000 neurosurgeons worldwide. The current president is Franco Servadei (Professor of Neurosurgery, Humanitas University). The official Journal of the Organization is World Neurosurgery.
Objectives and Mission Statement
The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies aspires to promote global improvement in neurosurgical care. The mission of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) is to work together with their member societies to improve worldwide neurosurgical care, training and research to benefit their patients.
The 50 year history of the society has been recorded verbatim by the WFNS historian. The record shows that despite steady progress and adjustments, at times heated arguments took place at officials meetings, as to goals, direction, finances, membership, etc., and the discussions at times have been rancorous. Nevertheless, the society has grown and continues to grow.
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- H. Alphons D. Walder, M.D., Ph.D. "A Short Review on the History of the World Federation of the Neurosurgical Societies (1955-2000)". WFNS. Retrieved 29 May 2014.