// Welcome Message by the ESPN President

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

As the Corona virus pandemic is spreading across the world, it is becoming clear that the events of our Society will need to be re-scheduled.
The Course that was going to take place in Varese next June will be postponed for next year, 2021, in the same venue. New dates will be announced soon. This means that there will not be an ESPN course this year. The alternative of organizing a web-course is not appropriate as essential part of the spirit of our course is to spend a week physically together, teachers and students, to engage in physical discussions. It is unfortunate that we had to take this decision, but events much bigger than us have taken charge of our lives. On a positive note, all the fees that applicants have paid will go to next year’s event.

// Message from the Scientific Committee

Dear colleagues and friends,

Welcome to the 27th ESPN Congress 2020 in Athens. We have ahead a full 3-day-congress covering most aspects of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Two following highlights have received a special treatment in the program: a complete parallel session has been designed to review the treatment of spasticity with the presence of the main experts in these techniques to share with us their expertise. On Tuesday, a special multidisciplinary session will focus on Ethics, a topic often forgotten in our meetings, which perfectly fits in the cultural and historical environment provided by the ancient city of Athens, cradle of democracy and philosophy.


The 27th Biennial Congress of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) - Athens, Greece, 19/09/2020-22/09/2020 , has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). more information →

  • About ESPN Congress

    The ESPN Congress is organized on a biennial basis (traditionally in late April - early May)
    by the acting ESPN President in his country of origin.
    It is ESPN’s main educational activity since its first organization in 1967 in Vienna, Austria,
    which constituted the Society’s inaugural occasion.
    The Scientific Program is drafted by the ESPN Scientific Committee, in collaboration with the
    ESPN President. Plenary sessions host a series of invited lectures delivered by renowned experts
    in the field of Pediatric Neurosurgery and sister disciplines. Abstract submission on topics covering
    all major aspects of concurrent Pediatric Neurosurgery research and clinical practice lavishly
    provides for oral and poster presentations. Vibrant discussion is an integral part of all sessions,
    with the strategic positioning of Panel Tables on major issues addressed.
  • Registration

    Participants are kindly advised to pre-register to the ESPN 2020 Congress.

  • Accommodation

    A sufficient number of rooms has been reserved at near the Congress Venue. Further information will be available soon

  • Venue

    Megaron, Athens International Conference Center

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