Advocacy & capacity building

One of our objectives is to advance the understanding of and improve the health of the developing brain through increased engagement across disciplines and within the broader society.


One way in which we do so is through capacity building activities, this includes building strategic networks and partnerships across different sectors and research disciplines, and also through developing our local infrastructure.


WFNS 2023

The World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS) is truly a global community, comprising 132 societies and associations. The 18th WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery will be held in Cape Town from 4-8 December 2023, and will bring together thousands of neurosurgeons from around the world.

Building the Neuroscience Institute Fundamental Neuroscience Lab (the FuN Lab)

With the generous support of the Gabriel Foundation and the South African Medical Research Council ABC together with the UCT Neuroscience Institute built and equipped a neuroscience biobank and biosafety level II+ laboratory.


 The ICP and Brain Monitoring conference is a unique meeting of clinicians and scientists driven to unravel the complexity of neurological disease through advanced multimodality brain monitoring, multivariate big data, and neurocritical care.