Welcome Message by the ESPN President

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is a great honour and pleasure to invite you to the 27th Biennial Congress of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN), which will be held in Athens, Greece, from May 3 to May 6, 2020.

We are working hard to organize an outstanding scientific and educational congress to facilitate the spread and exchange of knowledge, skills and attitudes, between experts, researchers, clinicians and trainees, and to continue the development of pediatric neurosurgery in Europe.
The Congress will include Plenary Lectures, Symposia, Parallel Oral Sessions, Poster Sessions, and Workshops. Awards and travel grants will be announced to promote the participation of young doctors in training.

We plan to offer all of you the opportunity to enjoy an excellent scientific meeting in the warm and hospitable city of Athens.
As you already know, Athens is the city where democracy, philosophy, arts, theater, originated. Athens is the cradle of western civilization. Few people realize that internationally, whatever lies geographically to the west of Athens is referred to as the West, and whatever to the east of Athens, as the East, Middle or Far. Athens has a unique place in human history with important monuments and museums, and presently it is a large cosmopolitan metropolis.

We are confident the ESPN 2020 Congress will be a wonderful and unforgettable event.

We look forward to welcoming you to Athens in May 2020!

Spyros Sgouros
ESPN President 2018-2020