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EANS Advanced Course in
Spinal Surgery
29 - 31 October 2017

in co-operation with Eurospine


The EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Sugery is a two-part course with Part I:
Extended Indications and Advanced Operative Techniques taking place in
October 2017 and Part II: Complications and Management is planned for 2018.

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

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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Part I: 29 - 31 October 2017

(Part II: Autumn 2018)



Invited Faculty

Emre Acaroglu (TR)
Massimo Balsano (IT)*
Stephanie Combs (DE)
Bart Depreitere (BE)*
John Duff (CH)*
Joerg Franke (DE)*
Cumhur Kilincer (TR)*
Jens Lehmberg (DE)*
Bernhard Meyer (DE)*
Wilco Peul (NL)*
Dominique A. Rothenfluh (UK)
Florian Ringel (DE)*
Yu-mi Ryang (DE)*
Ehab Shiban (DE)*
Enrico Tessitore (CH)*
Claudius Thome (AT)
Carmen Vleggeert-Lankamp (NL)*

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

Scientific Committee

Committee Chair: Bernhard Meyer
CommitteeMembers: Wilco Peul, Jesus Lafuente, Ehab Shiban


Course Programme


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LECTURE TOPICS: Craniocervical junction / Cervicothoracic junction / Thoracic spine / Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) / Lumbar degenerative scoliosis / High-grade lumbar spondylolisthesis / Sacrum / Intramural tumours


CADAVER LAB TEACHING: OC/C1/C2 Instrumentation / Thoracic en bloc vertebrectomies / Lumbar osteotomies / Endoscopic odontoid resection / transoral approaches / Cervicothoracic pedicle screws / Posterolateral corcectomies / Sacral resections and sacropelvic fixation techniques



CME Accreditation


The EANS Advanced Course in Spinal Surgery – Part I: Extended Indications and Advanced Operative Techniques (in co-operation with Eurospine), Munich, Germany, 29/10/2017-31/10/2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 21 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at 

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s 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. 

Please click HERE to download the speakers' COI information.


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.