Travel Grants

WSSFN2023 has a limited number of travel grants for regional attendees. Preference will be given to attendees from the area of the Middle East, who are residents, fellows or young neurosurgeons.

Please read information below carefully, and if you are interested in applying for the travel grant, you can do it while you are submitting your abstract via online submission system.

Eligibility criteria include:
a. Submission and acceptance of scientific abstract(s).
b. Presenting author is a resident, neurosurgery fellow or young staff within 5 years of training, with demonstrated interest in stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.
c. Presenting author is born after January 1st 1983.

The travel grant committee will review all eligible abstracts. Please note the following important points:
a. Awardees will need to make your own flight reservations, hotel accommodations, and meeting registration.
b. Travel grants will be valued between depending on the applicant’s geographic distance to Dubai. The decision of the grant value will be made by the travel grants committee.
c. The travel grant awardees must be able to attend the meeting. The grant will be provided to them at the meeting.
d. The name of all awardees will be announced and recognized at the meeting.
e. Priority will be given to travel grant applicants from the Middle East and northern Asia.
f. WSSFN is not able to facilitate visas if this is required for your travel. Please note that visa applications can take time. We encourage applicants to take this into consideration and apply for visas early.
g. Please provide the name and email of your department chair. They will be contacted to confirm your training status.

Abstract submission 

Your Profile for Abstract Submission

In order to submit an abstract, please login to the WSSFN 2023 congress website and update your personal data. Via the abstract dashboard you will be able to submit your abstract.

If you do need help with your login data/updating your profile/creating an account, please contact


Guideline for abstract submission
  1. Abstracts must be submitted If you have no access to the internet, please contact the abstract hotline. Faxed abstracts are not acceptable.
  2. Authors’ details:include full mailing address, office hours phone number, email address and fax number of presenting author, as well as affiliation details of all co-authors. By submitting the abstract, you confirm consent of all co-authors to provide their data.
  3. All abstracts must be submitted and presented in
  4. Abstracts contain new and original information and not published elsewhere will be prioritized.
  5. Submission deadline 30th June 2023.
  6. They should be as informative as possible:
    (a) state specific aim of study
    (b) state method used if pertinent

     (c) summarise results obtained
     (d) state conclusions reached

7. They should be structured and with the subheadings Introduction, Methods, Results, Conclusion.

8. All abbreviations used must be defined the first time they appear.

9. Up to 3 tables or figures can be included in the abstract if desired. The maximum file  size of each graph is 2 MB. The maximum resolution has been set to 300dpi. Images should be submitted in JPG, GIF or PNG format only. Please note that these may be resized to fit in the final material. Please note that tables must be submitted as a separate graphic file.

10. Abstract text must not exceed 350 words; heading maximum of 25 words.

11. A maximum of abstracts per presenting author may be submitted.

12. After having submitted your abstract, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with your abstract reference number. If you do not receive a confirmation by e-mail, please contact. , The corresponding author is responsible for informing other authors about the status of the abstract.

13. Should you wish to make corrections to an abstract already submitted or if you wish to submit other Abstracts later, you may use your personal access codes. Please note that after final submission the content of your abstract cannot be modified or corrected and    that it will be published exactly as submitted.

14. If an abstract is accepted, one author must attend the congress and present it in person.Acceptance of the abstract implies payment of the registration fee by the presenting author.

15. If your research has been granted any commercial or institutional support, you will be asked to disclose this during the submission process. Please prepare a one-sentence    statement for this purpose.

16. All accepted abstracts will be presented as a digital poster throughout the Congress. Selected abstracts will be presented for presentation during the congress.

Abstract topic: Please select the category under which the abstract should be reviewed after consulting the list of topics 

Abstract Topics
  • Movement Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Pain
  • Neuro restoration
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Procedures
  • Psychiatric Illness
  • Noval Therapy
  • Gene therapy and neuronal transplant
  • Miscellanies
The Submission deadline : 30th June 2023

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