Dear Friends and Colleagues,
beyond being a great pleasure it is an incredible honor for me to serve as President of the ESPN for the next two years.
Two are in my mind the features that have, since the beginning of its history, made the ESPN a light to watch to in the continental pediatric neurosurgical community. First is its pioneer role in postgraduate education of new generations, a continuous success in the now more than 50 years history of the Society; second are the principles that guide its central core , the Executive Board, whose constant common willingness to work as a group with the same passion, instead of favouring the enlightening of single members, has allowed to reach a team guided progress in our speciality, testified for example by the always cited ESPN surveys and guidelines, the up do date roadmap which gives to every member the way, to be part of a united family.
Michel was an internationally renowned pediatric neurosurgeon working in Paris, France at Necker Enfants Malades Hospital.
Before serving as President of the ESPN from 2014 to 2016, he has been part of the Executive Board of the Society for many years, among the rest Chairing the Education Committee. He has been a true leader in this field and himself has contributed as Faculty in hundreds of teaching courses of both the ESPN and the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) .
His outstanding lectures and presentations which demonstrated his deep knowledge of pediatric neurosurgery, his outstanding qualities of teacher and surgeon were highly appreciated all around the world. Similarly important was his dedication to clinical teaching who leaded him to start pediatric neurosurgery services in farest to Europe places around the world. For all of us he also represented an incomparable ability to start new friendships and a comradely spirit.
It is a great loss for the ESPN and the pediatric neurosurgical community. We will deeply miss him and we will not forget him
POSTPONED TO 2022
Dates will be announced soon