2023 WFN Elections

Report of the WFN Nominations Committee

One Treasurer and one Elected Trustee are to be elected at the Council of Delegates (CoD) Annual General Meeting (AGM) in October during the World Congress of Neurology in Montreal. The nominating committee of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) now recommends to the membership those listed here as candidates in accordance with the Federation’s Memorandum and Articles of Association.

Recommended candidates

(Click on each name for their candidate statement.)

Treasurer to take office Jan. 1, 2024

  1. Prof. Marianne de Visser (The Netherlands)
  2. Prof. Barbara Tettenborn (Switzerland)

Elected Trustee to take office immediately after the COD Meeting

  1. Dr. Lawrence Tucker (South Africa)
  2. Dr. Mohammed Wasay (Pakistan)
  3. Dr. Tissa Wijeratne (Sri Lanka / Australia)

The deadline for submitting candidates for nomination was April 3, 2023. Nominations made after this deadline are possible. To nominate another individual (who must be a member of a WFN member society),

  • Obtain the supporting signatures of five or more authorized WFN delegates.
  • Submit the name(s) of the individual(s) in question to the Secretary General, along with a CV and a letter of the candidates agreement to stand.
  • Send to WFN headquarters at info@wfneurology.org 30 days prior to the start of electronic voting on Sept. 22, 2023.

Voting Timetable

Voting will take place by electronic voting (remote online ballot). This method of voting enables all member societies to vote in the elections, regardless of whether they are attending the CoD meeting.

Voting will be carried out in advance of the WFN AGM of the CoD. The election results will be announced at the CoD meeting.

• Registration to attend the WFN AGM CoD Meeting and to vote will open Sept. 1, 2023.

• Voting will open for two weeks between Friday, Sept. 22, 2023, @ 12 p.m. UTC and Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, @ 12 p.m. UTC.

The method of voting and timetable provides voters ample time and opportunity to register, and equity when making their vote without adverse conditions such as differences in time zones, or stresses due to travel restrictions that may impact their sound decision-making.

For more details on the method of voting, please contact info@wfneurology.org.