Welcome Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

The 2019 Annual Postgraduate Course (11th cycle – 2nd year) of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) will be held in Harrogate, United Kingdom, from May 20 to May 25, 2019.

It is a great pleasure and honor to host the ESPN Training Course, which has lead the way in the education of Pediatric Neurosurgery for the past three decades.

The ESPN training courses are internationally acclaimed for their high scientific content which takes place in an informal atmosphere with strong interaction between faculty and trainees and represent a unique opportunity to meet peers in the field of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

This year’s topics will include dysraphism, spinal tumors, craniovertebral junction, vascular, sellar and suprasellar tumors, orbit and skull, midline tumors and craniosynostosis. 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.

Harrogate is a Victorian spa town and nearby are the medieval cities of Ripon and York, as well as designated Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the Yorkshire Moors and Dales. With its handsome historic buildings and verdant gardens, Harrogate is one of Yorkshire's most elegant destinations.

We look forward to welcoming all of you to Harrogate in May 2019.

Dr. Paul Chumas
ESPN 2019 Course Local Chairman