WFNR  World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation presents its Biennial Congress- Innovations in NeuroRehabilitation WCNR2012 - 16-19 May 2012
7th World Congress for NeuroRehabilitation - Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

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All presenting speakers (including poster presenters) are required to register for the Congress.  If you have not already done so, please click on the link below to register for the Congress:

Oral Presenter Presentations

The Speakers’ Preparation room will be open from 0700 on Wednesday 16 May until 1500 on Saturday 19 May. All presenters must check-in at the Speakers’ Preparation room at least 1.5 hours prior to the start of their session time. Presentations must be brought on either USB memory stick or CD.

If you are presenting in a breakfast session, we recommend you visit the speaker preparation room the evening before.

Please note, the computers used at the Convention Centre are PC's, not Macs.

Alternatively, if you wish to upload your presentation prior to arriving at the conference, you can do so by visiting the following link:


Abstract Publication

All abstracts will be published in the Journal for Neurorehabilitation and Neurorepair, June 2012 issue.  If you object to having your abstract published, please advise the Congress Secretariat immediately, by email.  If we do not hear from you, we will take this as confirmation of your consent to have your abstract published.

Due to the large number of abstracts received for this Congress, only oral abstracts will be printed in the Congress program handbook.  Poster abstracts will be printed in the Journal and will be available for download in pdf format after the Congress.

Abstract modifications are no longer being accepted.

Poster Presentation Timings

Posters are to be in place by 10.30am on Thursday 17th May 2012 and will be displayed for the duration of the conference.  We suggest you stay around your posters during the catering breaks to answer any questions other delegates may have about your posters.

Posters can be set up during the following times:

Wednesday 16th May 2012                   1500 - 1800 hours
Thursday 17th May 2012                       0700 – 1000 hours

Posters can be removed on the last day of the Congress (Saturday 19th May 2012) after 1530 hours.

There will be a "Poster Presenter" help desk at the Congress for all your poster related queries.

Please note that there are no storage options for poster tubing, it is up to presenters to arrange this.

Adhesives and velcro will be supplied to delegates to affix posters.

Poster Measurements

Posters should measure 1.0m wide and 1.5m high.  Note - this is the maximum size.  You are welcome to make your poster smaller than this, if you wish.  

There is no set template for posters.


Early Career Development Award

The WCNR 2012 Organising Committee will offer a prize of AUD$6000 for the best oral and poster presentation and AUD$4000 for the runners up. Judges will have read your abstract in advance and will be sitting in on sessions and doing a walk around in the poster area throughout the Congress. The winners will be announced on the last day of the Congress, Saturday 19th May 2012.  Nominations are no longer being accepted.

Session Audio Recording

WCNR 2012 will have audio recording for all sessions including plenary sessions, which will be available for delegates to purchase after the Congress.  Please find attached details of the audio recording.
If you object to having your session recorded, please advise the Congress Secretariat IMMEDIATELY (if you have not already done so).

Click here for further information.