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It is with great excitement that we invite you to attend the 6th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies (WFNOS) to be held jointly with the 18th Meeting of the Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO) in Seoul, South Korea on May 6 - 9, 2021. You will not only get to enjoy the plethora of networking opportunities with leading scientists and researchers, but also experience for yourself the charming city of Seoul, filled with both historical and modern attractions including palaces, museums, shopping areas, and cultural spots. We sincerely look forward to meeting you in Seoul at this memorable event!


Yong-Kil Hong, M.D.


The 6th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies

Jeong Hoon Kim, M.D.

Secretary General

The 6th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies

Se-Hyuk Kim, M.D.

Chair, Scientific Committee

The 6th Quadrennial Meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies

WFNOS History

The quadrennial meeting of the World Federation of Neuro-Oncology Societies (WFNOS) was held from 2001 and the meeting was held successfully until the fifth, 2017 in Europe. Based on this successful academic meeting, the WFNOS was officially established in 2012 with the goal of providing an international platform for education and research in the field of neuro-oncology through interorganizational collaboration.

The Federation seeks to promote the development of the field of neuro-oncology by elevating and sustaining the education of all healthcare professionals involved in neuro-oncology, and by encouraging mutual fellowship, goodwill, and scientific collaboration among physicians and scientists actively involved in the field of neuro-oncology worldwide.

WFNOS holds quadrennial meetings with the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO), European Association of Neuro-Oncology (EANO), and Asian Society for Neuro-Oncology (ASNO). Beginning with the 1st meeting in Washington D.C in the US in 2001, the 2nd meeting was held in 2005 in Edinburgh, England, the 3rd in 2009 in Yokohama, Japan, the 4th in 2013 in San Francisco, US, and the 5th in 2017 in Zurich, Switzerland.



Zurich, Switzerland




San Francisco, U.S.A.




Yokohama, Japan




Edinburgh, Scotland




Washington D.C., U.S.A.



Organizing Committee

Executive Committee



Seoul Korea


Seoul, the Capital of Korea

Seoul is a fast-moving modern metropolis and one of the largest cities in the world. Home to over 10 million citizens, it is a friendly city that is easy to get around. Here are some tips to make your trip to Seoul more convenient and comfortable.

Population Seoul 10,282,821(2016 est.) Seoul city government
South Korea 49,115,196 (July 2015 est.) CIA The World Factbook
(About one-fifth of South Korea’s population in Seoul)
Size 30.3 km from north to south and 36.78 from east to west
Temperatures +22C to +30C (August), -7C to +1C (January)
Time Zone GMT + 9 (Korea Standard Time KST or Japanese Standard Time JST)
Electricity 220v, 60 hz throughout the country (same type used in France, Germany, Austria, Greece, Turkey)
Country Dialing Code +82
Area Code Seoul 02 (when dialing from overseas remove the zero)
Religion 25% Buddhist, 25% Christian
Language Korean (English, Japanese and Chinese are also spoken)

Seoul has been the capital of Korea for about 600 years since the time of the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). Seoul was referred to as "Han Yang" during the Joseon Dynasty, but after the liberation from Japan in 1945, the newly founded Republic of Korea officially changed its capital city's name to Seoul. Seoul has developed into a bustling metropolis, acting as the hub for political, economic, social and cultural matters. The Hangang River runs through the heart of the city. The river divides the city in two; the northern part of the city is a focal point for culture and history, while the southern part is well known for its business district.

Seoul has hosted many international events including: 1986 Asian Games, 1988 Olympic Games and 2002 Korea/Japan FIFA World Cup. The success of these events has shown people that Korea is truly an international city.



Top 5 Attractions of Seoul

From old to new, explore all that the city has to offer. Visit the best shopping districts, the top historical sites, and the places with the best views of the city skyline. Whether you prefer modern architecture or the charm of the royal palaces, there is something for everyone!

1 Gyeongbokgung Palace

Gyeongbokgung Palace was the first and largest of the royal palaces built during the Joseon Dynasty. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul (then known as Hanyang) and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The largest of the Five Grand Palaces (the others being Gyeonghuigung Palace, Deoksugung Palace, Changgyeonggung Palace, Changdeokgung Palace), Gyeongbokgung served as the main palace of the Joseon Dynasty.

2 Namsan Seoul Tower

Namsan Seoul Tower was built in 1969 as Korea's first integrated transmission tower beaming television and radio broadcasts across the capital. Since opening to the public in 1980, it has become a much-loved Seoul landmark. The tower's main attractions include multi-colored digital art projected onto the tower at night, a digital observatory, a roof terrace, the HanCook restaurant, the n.Grill restaurant, and the Haneul (Sky) Restroom. Namsan Seoul Tower's mountain surroundings on Namsan Mountain have made it a popular place to unwind for locals and tourists alike.

3 Seoul City Wall

The Seoul CityWall was originally built in 1396, surrounding Seoul (then known as Hanyang) during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1897). The wall stretches for 18.6km along the ranges of Bugaksan Mountain, Naksan Mountain, Namsan Mountain, and Inwangsan Mountain. The wall stands at average heights of 7m to 8m high.
Along the Seoul City Wall, there once stood eight gates that were originally built between 1396-1398, but only six remain standing. The North, South, East, and West gates of the wall are known as the “Four Great Gates” (Sukjeongmun, Heunginjimun, Sungnyemun, Dongeuimun).

4 Bukchon Hanok Village

Bukchon Hanok Village reflects 600 years of Seoul’s history. The village is situated between Gyeongbokgung Palace and Changdeokgung Palace, and its streets are lined with traditional hanok. Unlike other hanok villages (such as Namsangol Hanok Village), Bukchon was not created for tourists and it is a residential village inhabited by Seoulites. The best place within Bukchon to experience the old hanok atmosphere may be Gaehoe-dong. Here, hundreds of hanok sit shoulder to shoulder.

5 Dongdaemun Design Plaza

Dongdaemun Design Plaza (DDP) is the newest and most iconic landmark of the Korean design industry. Located at the center of the Dongdaemun area, the DDP will serve as a key venue for design-related shows and conferences, exhibitions, and other events and gatherings.
The Dongdaemun History & Culture Park is the newest park in downtown Seoul. The park gives a glimpse of how the area was once used as a military training ground during the Joseon dynasty. The park seamlessly extends onto the rooftop of DDP, making it a truly unique park in Korea.

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Meeting Venue

The Coex Convention & Exhibition Center in Seoul is Korea’s premier events venue, providing more than 20 years of experience and know-how in the domestic and international MICE industry. Coex is conveniently located in the heart of Seoul’s business district with major 5-star hotels, a huge shopping mall, convenient transportation linkage, and an advanced IT infrastructure to ensure that all your needs are met right here under one roof.

Address: Gangnam-gu, Samsung-dong 410, Seoul 135-731, Korea

Website: http://www.coex.co.kr/eng/

Telephone: +82-2-6000-7890, Fax: +82-2-6000-7893