The 6th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies (WFNOS 2022) was successfully held in Seoul, Korea on March 24 – 27, 2022.
Despite being postponed by a year, WFNOS 2022 could still not be held in person as planned due to safety concerns related to the continuation of the COVID-19 situation. As such, it was organized as a hybrid meeting that was attended in person by domestic participants and online by overseas participants.
Although the hybrid format came with limitations in sharing the enthusiasm onsite, all the participants nonetheless were able to actively engage in and fully enjoy the meeting to gain the latest knowledge and information through such virtual components as live broadcasting consisting of four simultaneous sessions, live Q&A, and active communication via e-mail.
True to the theme of this WFNOS 2022 meeting, ”Bridging World Neuro-Oncology,” the local and international scientific committee members dedicated the last three years to develop and prepare a scientific program that could contribute to bridging the knowledge gap: the program connected traditional concepts requiring a change of direction with new concepts; basic research with clinical applications; and underdeveloped countries seeking further development with advanced countries having accumulated experience and know-how.
The program ran for four days, the first day being an education day and the following three days offering the main sessions such as plenary sessions, symposiums, keynote lectures, and oral presentations.
- 229 invited guests from 26 countries
- 205 remarkable lectures through 89 sessions
- 686 abstracts from 35 countries submitted
- 173 abstracts presented at oral sessions and 288 e-posters exhibited
We will be providing VODs of lectures through the WFNOS 2022 website over the next three months so that participants may continue to fully enjoy the hybrid meeting.
We welcomed 1,038 participants from 45 countries who all helped to make the meeting meaningful. Furthermore, 40 related companies operated exhibition booths that contributed to making WFNOS 2022 even more fruitful.
On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all of you for your support in making WFNOS 2022 such a great success. We hope that WFNOS 2022 provided you with a chance to strengthen and widen your knowledge as well as an opportunity to innovate and prosper.
We look forward to meeting all of you again at the 7th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-oncology Societies (WFNOS 2025) to be held on November 19-23, 2025 in Honolulu, Hawaii.