WCN 2019 Postscript

The WFN applauds the contributions made by so many individuals and organisations to the success of the 2019 WCN in Dubai. We are  especially grateful for the efforts of many  members of the Global Neurology Alliance who helped with the development of many of the main topic sessions, themes, teaching courses, workshops, webinars and press releases.

Some of these are,

  • International  Headache Association,
  • World Stroke Organisation
  • International League Against Epilepsy
  • International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Society
  • MS International Federation

Below please find  figures of the reach of the WCN through the efforts of the collaborative media organisations (Kenes International, Yaketty Yak)



34,963 Engagements
27,895 Reactions
10,287 Fans
3,324 New fans
4,206 Engagements
1,529 new followers
201 Replies

Activities Reach

Oct. 28, 2019

Esteemed Panel of World’s Leading Stroke Experts from the World Stroke Organization Share Breakthrough Research on Relationship Between Stroke Risk and Vascular Dementia During Press Conference Broadcast via Facebook Live from XXIV World Congress of Neurology. Dubai, UAE
Potential audience 92.6 million

Oct 28, 2019

New Research on Migraine in the Workplace Unveiled During Press Conference to be Broadcast via Facebook Live from the World Congress Neurology, Dubai, Oct, 8 a.m. GST
Potential audience 80.58 million

Oct. 29, 2019

Effect of Climate Change on the Brain, Link to Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, to Be Key Focus of Discussion at XXIV World Congress of Neurology.
Potential audience 117.7 million

Oct. 24, 2019

World Federation of Neurology Reveals New Frontiers in Epilepsy Treatment for Children, Pregnant Women and New Links Between ADHD and Epilepsy at 24th Annual World Congress of Neurology, Dubai.
Potential audience 75.5 million

Oct. 23, 2019

World Federation of Neurology Joins Forces with the World Health Organization, Announcing “Groundbreaking” Reclassification of Stroke as a Disorder of the Brain; Launches Nine-Country Survey, Leading to Roadmap for Improved Neurological Care.
Potential audience 86.02 million

Post Congress releases during the week that commenced Nov. 11, 2019

The Prognosis for MS is Changing Due to Advancements in Treatment and Awareness, Yet Access to Care is Top of Mind for Global Neurologists

Pregnancy No Longer Believed to Modify Trajectory of MS, Experts Say

New Biomarkers Identified in Parkinson’s Disease Could Change Entire Trajectory of Parkinson’s Diagnosis and Treatment

Social media during the XXIV World Congress of Neurology in Dubai

Website: Over 311K page views from 75K people of whom 78% were new users. The top 5 countries were India, the USA, the UAE, Japan and Indonesia who went to pages on Registration Abstracts and Scientific program.

Targeted Google campaigns generated more than 17K clicks and almost 2.3M views, while social media campaigns generated over 10K clicks and 900K views.