Welcome Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

The 2018 Annual Postgraduate Course (11th cycle - 1st year) of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) will be held in Montegrotto Terme, Italy, from June 11 to June 16, 2018.

It is a great pleasure and honour for me to have the opportunity to host an educational Course, which has been offering top education in Pediatric Neurosurgery across the past three decades.

The ESPN training courses are internationally acclaimed for the high scientific level, an informal atmosphere that facilitates and enhances the interaction between faculty members and trainees, and represent a unique opportunity to meet peers in the field of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

This year’s topics will include hydrocephalus, intracranial cysts, posterior fossa tumors and head and spine trauma. In keeping with the ESPN legacy, a distinguished panel of faculty members from all over the world will share their expertise throughout formal lectures, hands-on workshops, “solve a case” and video sessions.

Montegrotto Terme is in a unique geographical area in north-eastern Italy, internationally renowned for his cultural heritage. Besides an intense scientific program, we look forward to networking in the relaxing seclusion of our natural surroundings.

Looking forward to welcoming all of you in Montegrotto Terme in June 2018.

Prof. Francesco Sala
ESPN 2018 Course Local Chairman