Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the European Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery, it is my great pleasure and honor to invite you for the 5th consecutive year to the 5th ESPN Workshop. Following 4 successful editions, we will resume our goal of providing state-of-the-art hands-on experience on Pediatric Neurosurgery. The location is well-known: Lyon-France, on June 24 – June 27, 2023.

Introductory lectures by renowned experts will ensure sufficient theoretical background is provided, addressing at the same time some important interdisciplinary issues. Extensive hands-on sessions will ensure that theory is put to good use, and will include close exchange regarding tips and tricks, as well as practical issues of surgical treatment.

Participation is limited to 16 delegates, to facilitate interaction between attendees and Faculty and to enhance the hands-on experience. Registration will be offered on a first-come first-registered basis; however, priority will be given to trainees in their final year of internship or trained neurosurgeons. For this Workshop to be fruitful, trainees must have sufficient neurosurgical experience.

The Department of Anatomy has considerable experience and expertise in this field; it is hosting the EANS hands-on courses and several neurosurgical workshops since several years. LYON is easily accessible by both air and railway.

We, Patrick Mertens, past President of the French Neurosurgical Society, and myself, cordially invite you to participate and look forward to welcoming you in Lyon in June 2023 personally.

Federico Di Rocco
ESPN Training & Education Committee Chair