Welcome Message

Dear colleagues and friends,

The 2020 Annual Postgraduate Course (11th cycle – 3rd year) of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) will be held in Varese, Italy, from June 1 to June 6, 2020.

It is a great honor for me to host the ESPN Training Course, the oldest Course of Pediatric Neurosurgery, that had such a profound role to generate our specialty by the scientific and friendship bonds that every year arise spontaneously in this special context.
The ESPN training courses have an international faculty that besides the high scientific content of the lectures, offers a very practical teaching, based on their personal lifelong experience, shared by videos, case discussions and hands on sessions. 
This year’s topics will include cerebral hemispheric and pineal region tumors, infection, spasticity, epilepsy. Everything takes place in an informal atmosphere to favor the interaction between faculty and trainees, that will make you feel a part of this special world since the beginning.

The Venue, Villa Cagnola, with a private Art Collection, the 20 acres of English park and the Italian garden, with a breathtaking view over the Monte Rosa and the Lake of Varese, is the ideal setting to enrich our annual gathering. 

We look forward to welcoming all of you to Varese in Italy 2020.
Dr. Laura Valentini Grazia
ESPN 2020 Course Local Chair