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Presidential address

Dear Friends & Colleagues, 

As President of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery it gives me a great pleasure to welcome you to our family. 

In the 51st year of our Society’s founding, we continue to be inspired by the passion and commitment we see in the pediatric neurosurgery community where we all work on behalf of children and their families to find solutions for some of the world’s most challenging health issues. All of us in ESPN, from the founders to the newest members, are dedicated in promoting the health of children in Europe and throughout the world by encouraging the ethical transmission and exchange of scientific information and techniques related to Pediatric Neurosurgery.

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Mission

The European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) seeks to promote the health of children in Europe and throughout the world by encouraging the ethical transmission and exchange of neuroscientific information and techniques related to Pediatric Neurosurgery.

History

The Society was founded in 1967 on the occasion of the first European Congress of Pediatric Neurosurgery held in Vienna, Austria. It is the oldest international Society dedicated to the neurosurgery of the developing nervous system.

Activities

ESPN activities focus on the promotion of education of the highest level in the field of Pediatric Neurosurgery.
They comprise:
  • a biennial Congress
  • a biennial Consensus Conference
  • an annual Postgraduate Course, running in 3-year module cycles
  • an annual International Hands-on Workshop
  • biennial Refresher Courses for graduates of past Courses

Past Executive Boards

2002-2004 , 2004-20062008-2010, 2010-2012, 2012-2014, 2014-2016, 2016-2018

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