The World Federation for Neurorehabilitation, WFNR, is the world body for neurorehabilitation and it hosts a scientific congress, the World Congress of Neurorehabilitation, WCNR, every two years where world experts gather to share best practices.
The Indian Federation of Neurorehabilitation (IFNR) is a premier organization of neurorehabilitation experts. It is the multidisciplinary body in India representing neurologists, neurosurgeons, physiatrists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and other professionals taking care of people with neurological disabilities.
It is a matter of great pride that the IFNR has won the bid to host the prestigious WCNR in India for the first time. The WCNR 2018, India meeting is scheduled for 7th to 10th February 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel Convention Centre, Powai, Mumbai and we are expecting about 3000 doctors and therapists from across the globe to attend this event.
In developing countries, as health care improves, there is reduced mortality but increased morbidity and neurologic disability has become a hidden epidemic. A recent paper (Neurology, 2012) highlighted that in India there has been a marked increase in disabilities due to traumatic brain injury, dementias and stroke. Together, these three account for disability in 3.5 million new cases every year, about 11,000 cases every day. Additionally, there are millions of people with disability due to spinal cord injuries, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and other learning disabilities.
As sponsors of WCNR 2018 you will have a unique opportunity to not only showcase your company and its products to a large gathering of neuroscientists from across the world, but also support the effort to create a platform for greater awareness and development of neurorehabilitation services in India and other developing countries.
We believe in the T.E.A.M spirit –‘Together Everyone Achieves More’. Your valuable inputs and participation are crucial in making this conference a historical success. Let us join hands and come together to make a difference and improve the lives of people with neurological disability