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Dear colleagues and friends,

The 2022 Annual Postgraduate Course (12th cycle – 1st year) of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ESPN) will be held, in presence we hope, in Varese, Italy, from May 30 to June 4, 2022.

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.
  • 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

    Learn more

  • 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

    Registration is now closed.

    Due to limited participation, in case of cancellation, participants who expressed interest will be placed on a waiting list and served on a first-come, first-served basis.

  • Venue

    Villa Cagnola, Varese, Italy

    Villa Cagnola, with its XVIII-century Mansion and its modern structure with bedrooms, conference rooms and a restaurant with kitchen, is the ideal setting.


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