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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.


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.


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