19-21 September 2018
Barcelona, Spain
CCIB – Barcelona International Convention Centre

Pre-day Courses on Tuesday, 18 September

Pre-day Course I 
Anterior Approaches to the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine
Chairs: Pedro Berjano, Milan, Italy and Hossein Mehdian, London, UK
Room 112

The anterior approach to the spine has been around for the last 50 years. Originally, the surgery involved a large abdominal incision in which the surgeon would cut through the abdominal muscles and the peritoneal cavity to gain access to the spine. Today, however, anterior approaches to the spine can be done with a minimally invasive approach. As with all surgical procedures, the anterior approach to spine carries with it a few risks and potential complications that are unique to this surgical approach.

Educational goals:

  • To provide participants with an opportunity to interact with experts in the clinical use of anterior approaches to the spine
  • To provide information with clinical significance that goes more in depth than classical textbooks
  • To gain a comprehension of the variety of anterior approaches to the spine in every anatomical region.
Pre-day Course II
Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery
Chairs: Doniel Drazin and J. Patrick Johnson, USA
Room 111

This course will explore the new advances in the field of emerging technologies in spine surgery and will provide the current state of the art in the use of technology for treating spinal pathology. Topics include and are not limited to intraoperative imaging, navigation, robotics, next generation microscopes and surgical instruments, combinatorial technologies, augmented reality and surgical simulators.

Course Objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the role of emerging technologies in improving the care of neurosurgical and orthopaedic patients with spinal disorders.
  • Identify the indications to use and the expected outcomes of utilising navigation and emerging technologies in the treatment of spinal disorders.
  • Develop a strategy to implement new technologies providing beneficial spinal care for patients with spinal disorders.

Sections include: Navigation, emerging technologies, and hands-on

Pre-day Course III 
Spine Tango Users Meeting (STUM)
Chairs: Anne Mannion and Emin Aghayev, Zurich, Switzerland
Room 118/119

Spine Registry

CME-Accreditation of Pre-day Courses
The EUROSPINE 2018 pre-day courses were granted the following CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®):

Pre-day Course I, Anterior Approaches to the Thoracic and Lumbar Spine: 4 ECMEC
Pre-day Course II, Emerging Technologies in Spine Surgery: 3 ECMEC
Pre-day Course III, Spine Tango User Meeting (STUM): 3 ECMEC


7 – 8 SEPTEMBER 2018


The meeting is being held in conjunction with the annual ESMINT Congress.  A joint EANS/ESMINT session, also featuring a number of prominent speakers from both Europe and the US, will be organized again and we encourage as many as possible of you to support and attend this joint meeting as well.

The EANS Vascular Section Meeting provides an interdisciplinary platform for neurosurgeons, neurointerventionalists, neuroradiologists, neurologists, and others who are interested in the treatment of cerebrovascular diseases.

The 44th Congress of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery

September 5 — September 8

Timisoara, Romania

More information:

This year, The 44th Congress of the Romanian Society of Neurosurgery will be held in a distinctive and multicultural place in Romania: Timișoara. This city, located in the historical region of Banat in the Western side of the country, with a multiethnic population and a spectacular economic development over the past ten years, represents a regional center for academic training in the medical field.

Timișoara is also an authentic Central European space, with an unique architecture that still preserves the fin de siècle atmosphere of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. It is an urban development where the vibrant cultural life, the cosmopolitan student community, the international economic expansion of the IT sector form an excellent context for a high academic event.

Innovations and Safety in Epilepsy Surgery

Innovations and Safety in Epilepsy Surgery

August 31 — September 1

Vienna, Austria


It is a satellite meeting to the 13th European Congress on Epileptology, which is held in Vienna from 26th – 30th August 2018. (

Christian Dorfer

Medical University of Vienna,

Department of Neurosurgery

Thomas Czech

Medical University of Vienna,

Department of Neurosurgery

Bertil Rydenhag

University of Gothenburg,

Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology

Arthur Cukiert
Neurology and Neurosurgery Clinic Sao Paolo,
Clinica Neurologica Cukiert

Prague Neurosurgical Week

Prague Neurosurgical Week is an event in Prague, Czech Republic on August 29th – September 2nd, 2018.

The Neurosurgical Week will start with the meeting of World Academy of Neurological Surgery, a members only conference which will bring top quality faculty from the next two combined events. The International Meningioma Society will hold its annual conference along with the 13th International Conference on Cerebrovascular Surgery oustide of Asia for the first time. The two main conferences will enjoy the presence of WANS members and a unique combination of joint plenary sessions with targeted breakfast seminars and dedicated afternoon sessions. In general, the topics will be meningiomas, skull base, and cerebrovascular. The Week will finish with a  hands-on course on endoscopic neurosurgery organised by the WFNS Neurosurgical Anatomy Committee.

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