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Dear colleagues and friends,

Much to our regret, we are obliged by COVID-19 to go against our will and “sacrifice” the familial atmosphere of our ESPN activities by conducting this year’s ESPN Course in a virtual format.

We thought it is preferable to convene for the Course, even virtually, rather than miss this exceptional educational opportunity for one more year.
Thus, the 2021 Annual Postgraduate Course (11th cycle – 3rd year) of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) in Varese, Italy, will be conducted virtually during the dates 24-29 May 2021.


  • About ESPN Course

    The ESPN Annual Postgraduate Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery is the main vehicle of the Society to
    address and educate the next generation of professional in our subspecialty.

    It runs in 3-year cycles, comprising the following modules:

    • 1st module: hydrocephalus, cysts, posterior fossa tumors, head trauma
    • 2nd module: dysraphism, spinal tumors, craniovertebral junction, vascular, sellar and suprasellar tumors,
      orbit and skull, midline tumors, craniosynostosis
    • 3rd module: cerebral hemispheric tumors, infection, spasticity, pineal region, epilepsy

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  • The Society

    The European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) promotes the health of children in Europe and throughout the world by encouraging the ethical transmission and exchange of neuroscientific information and techniques related to Pediatric Neurosurgery.

  • Registration

    On-line registration is now open!
    Participation is limited (maximum number: 90 delegates).
    Priority will be given to delegates having already attended other years of the 11th or previous cycles.





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    The 2021 Annual Postgraduate Course (11th cycle – 3rd year) of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) is compliant with the provisions of the MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.
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