Welcome Letter

Welcome Letter

Dear Esteemed Colleagues,

It is with immense pleasure that I extend a warm welcome to every one of you to the XX World Congress of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (WSSFN 2024), which is scheduled to take place in the vibrant city of Chicago, USA, from September 3rd to September 6th, 2024.

As we approach the momentous occasion of our 75th-anniversary celebration of modern stereotaxis, we gather together, to reflect upon the incredible progress and innovative developments that have shaped our field over the decades.

The WSSFN 2024 Congress will delve into the latest advancements in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, exploring cutting-edge technologies, groundbreaking research, and clinical breakthroughs. Our agenda will encompass a wide range of topics, from deep brain stimulation and neuromodulation to minimally invasive procedures and the application of artificial intelligence in neurosurgical practice.

In addition to the scientific program, the Congress will offer ample opportunities for networking, engaging with thought leaders, and discovering the latest innovations in neurosurgical equipment and services.

And the city of Chicago, with its rich history, diverse culture, and world-renowned medical institutions, is the ideal backdrop for the WSSFN 2024 World Congress. Chicago’s thriving scientific and healthcare community aligns perfectly with our mission to advance the field of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. Moreover, the city’s accessibility, exceptional facilities, and numerous attractions make it an excellent destination for our international gathering.

We are confident that the discussions and insights shared at this event will shape the future of our field and YOU should be part of it! Together, let us celebrate the history, present, and future of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at the WSSFN 2024 World Congress.

Thank you for your dedication to our field, and we look forward to welcoming you to Chicago in 2024.


Konstantin V. Slavin, MD

Department of Neurosurgery,
University of Illinois, Chicago
WSSFN President