EANS Advanced Course in
Spinal Surgery
6 - 8 November 2016

in co-operation with Eurospine


The EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery is a two-part course. Part I: Extended Indications and Advanced Operative Techniques took place in September 2015; Part II: Complications and Management will take place in November 2016..

We are actively working with the EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, to harmonise our spine education curricula, and would like to acknowledge the valuable contribution made by Eurospine towards the new course format.

The course employs various teaching methods, including plenary lectures, interactive case discussions, and round tables.

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




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Part II: 6 - 8 November 2016

(Part I: 6 - 8 September 2015)


Scientific Committee

Claudius Thomé (Austria)
Berhard Meyer (Germany)
Wilco Peul (The Netherlands)
Jesús Lafuente (Spain)



Emre Acaroglu (Turkey)
Massimo Balsano (Italy)
Andreas Demetriades (UK)
Bart Depreitere (Belgium)
John Duff (Switzerland)
Pierre-Pascale Girod (Austria)
Pujan Kavakebi (Austria)
Cumhur Kilincer (Turkey)
Ulf Liljenqvist (Germany)
Wouter Moojen (Netherlands)
Alexander Örley (Austria)
Ehab Shiban (Germany)
Enrico Tessitore (Switzerland)

Course Programme

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CME Accreditation


The 'The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)' (or) 'EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery – Part II: Revisions and Complication Management (in co-operation with EUROSPINE)' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS),

The 'EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery – Part II: Revisions and Complication Management (in co-operation with EUROSPINE)' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 17 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an  equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.


Disclosure and resolution of personal conflicts of interest

In accordance with EACCME accreditation criteria and standards for commercial support to ensure scientific balance, independence and objectivity of all parts of the programme, those in control of the educational content must disclose potential or actual conflicts of interest. Disclosure information is evaluated and conflicts of interest resolved. 

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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.