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The EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery

27 - 29 October 2019

Madrid, Spain



The EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery is a two-part course with Part I: Extended Indications and Advanced Operative Techniques taking place in
2019 and Part II: Revisions and Complication Management in Geneva in 2020.

The course employs various teaching methods including plenary lectures,
interactive case discussion and round tables, and dry lab hands-on workshops. 

This course is equivalent to the EUROSPINE advanced module 1.

The target audience is: recently qualified neurosurgeons and neurosurgeons specialised in spinal neurosurgery as well as orthopaedics surgeons interested in spinal procedures; last year residents are also welcome to attend.

This is a unique international course giving participants the opportunity for
informal debate with their peers as well as with the teaching faculty who are
internationally recognized speakers from various European countries.




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Pº de la Castellana, 261 - 28046 Madrid



Part I: 27 - 29 October 2019

(Part II: ‘Revisions and Complication Management in Geneva’ will take place again in 2020.)



Course Director

Bernhard Meyer (Germany)

EANS Section of Spinal Neurosurgery Chairman

John Duff (Switzerland)

Local Host

Maria Luisa Gandía (Spain)

Scientific Committee

Bernhard Meyer (Germany)
Ehab Shiban (Germany)
Claudius Thomé (Austria)
John Duff (Switzerland)
Maria Luisa Gandía (Spain)

Invited Faculty

Emre Acaroglu (Turkey)
Massimo Balsano (Italy)
Andreas Demetriades (Scotland)
Bart Depreitere (Belgium)
John Duff (Switzerland)
Maria Luisa Gandía (Spain)
Cumhur Kilincer (Turkey)
Jesus Lafuente (Spain)
Bernhard Meyer (Germany)
Wilco Peul (The Netherlands)
Florian Ringel (Germany)
Dominique A. Rothenfluh (UK)
Kita Sallabanda (Spain)
Ehab Shiban (Germany)
Enrico Tessitore (Switzerland)
Claudius Thomé (Austria)
Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp (The Netherlands)

*Faulty names with a star are unconfirmed.
(Please note that this list is subject to change.)


Course Programme


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CME Accreditation


An application for EACCME accreditation has been submitted.


About the EANS


You may have heard of us before, you may know us well, but if you don't, here is some information about who we are and what we do.

The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is a fast-growing, independent association, both of European neurosurgical societies and of individual neurosurgeons from all over the world.

Our aim is to enable our members to enhance the care they deliver to their patients by facilitating the exchange of scientific information at the highest level. In pursuit of this goal, we arrange a wide range of meetings, symposia and educational courses, including the European Congress of Neurosurgery and the highly regarded European Training Courses in Neurosurgery.

We recognise the huge part that e-learning now plays in the advancement of scientific knowledge, and are delighted to be able to provide a comprehensive online library of neurosurgical material via the EANS Academy. But we know too, that there is no substitute for “being there”, and therefore offer a growing number of fellowship and observership programmes, both on our own account and in collaboration with selected partners.

Our website holds a wealth of information for neurosurgeons around the world, including a map of events taking place across the globe, access to our journal, Acta Neurochirurgica, and regularly updated job opportunities. To find out more, please go to

Membership of the EANS starts from at little as €75.