// Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, it is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 2nd ESPN Workshop. After the successful launching of the 1st edition of this long-anticipated educational initiative, we will resume our goal of providing state-of-the-art hands-on experience on Pediatric Neurosurgery in Lyon-France, on July 1-2, 2018.

Introductory lectures by renowned experts will ensure sufficient theoretical background is provided, addressing at the same time some important interdisciplinary issues. Extensive hands-on sessions will ensure that theory is put to good use, and will include close exchange regarding tips and tricks, as well as practical issues of surgical treatment. The topic addressed is once more “Craniovertebral Junction Surgery”, of which we will attempt to deepen our knowledge, benefiting from the last year’s experience.

Participation is limited to 16 delegates, to facilitate interaction between attendees and Faculty and to enhance the hands-on experience. Registration will be offered on a first-come first-registered basis; however, priority will be given to trainees in their final year of internship or trained neurosurgeons. For this Workshop to be fruitful, trainees must have sufficient neurosurgical experience.

The Department of Anatomy has considerable experience and expertise in this field; it is hosting the EANS hands-on courses and several neurosurgical workshops since several years. LYON is easily accessible by both air and railway.
We, Patrick Mertens, President of the French Neurosurgical Society, Carmine Mottolese, Director of Pediatric Department of the University Hospital of Lyon, and myself, cordially invite you to participate and look forward to welcoming you in Lyon in July 2018 personally.

Federico Di Rocco
ESPN Training & Education Committee Chair