OCTOBER 1 – 5, 2017


Thank you for

attending the Congress!

Controversies and Solutions in Neurosurgery

  Venice October 1 – 5, 2017

Domenico d'Avella

Domenico d’Avella
EANS2017 Congress

Andre Grotenhuis

Andre Grotenhuis
EANS President



It is our great pleasure to announce EANS2017, the 17th European Congress of Neurosurgery, which will take place in Venice, Italy, in October 2017. The theme we have selected for the Congress is "Controversies and Solutions in Neurosurgery".
Our aim is to create a truly interactive meeting, focused on real-world situations where multiple treatment options are considered. To this end we are planning a selection of innovative session formats. An international "wonder team" of experts will serve in the Organising and Scientific Committees to design the best framework for this Congress.
We are proud and delighted to host EANS2017 in the city of Venice, with its centuries-old tradition of bridging western and eastern Europe, and to offer participants at the pre-congress courses the opportunity to experience the extraordinary historical environment of the University of Padua, site of the world’s first anatomical theatre.

We look forward to seeing you in Venice.


Domenico d'Avella

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Organising Committee

Presidents of the Organising
& Scientific Committee

Domenico d’Avella (IT)
Andre Grotenhuis (NL)

Organising Committee

Functional Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery
Massimo Scerrati (IT), Bodo Lippitz (DE)

Alessandro Olivi (IT), Colin Watts (UK)

Spinal Neurosurgery
Roberto Delfini (IT), Bernhard Meyer (DE)

Neurotrauma and Critical Care
Stefano Signoretti (IT), Juha Ohman (FI)

Vascular Neurosurgery
Marco Cenzato (IT), Luca Regli (CH), Peter Vajkoczy (DE)

Pediatric Neurosurgery
Michelangelo Gangemi (IT), Marianne Juhler (DK)

EANS Board Member (Scientific)
Paolo Cappabianca (IT)

Local Members
Luca Denaro (IT), Elisabetta Marton (IT), Valentina Baro (IT)

About the EANS

The primary advocate for neurosurgery, neurosurgeons and their patients in Europe and beyond


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

Our objective 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. A growing number of fellowship and observership opportunities are also available to our members, along with a comprehensive online library of neurosurgical material via the EANS Academy.

The strategic direction of the EANS is determined largely by its Board of officers. This body is elected every two years and consists of full time practising neurosurgeons who take on their unpaid roles for the benefit of European neurosurgery. The current board consists of:

Board of Officers

President André Grotenhuis (NL)
President Elect Jesus Lafuente (ES)
Past President Vladimir Benes (CZ)
Secretary Peter Hutchinson (UK)
Treasurer Jannick Brennum (DK)
Training Committee chairman Karl Schaller (CH)
Individual Membership committee chairman          Andreas Demetriades (UK)
EANS Board Member: Scientific Paolo Cappabianca (IT)
EANS Board Member: CME and Guidelines Ali Savas (TR)
EANS Board Member: Audit and Governance Necmettin Pamir (TR)

Non voting Members

Editor in Chief of Acta Neurichirurgica Tiit Mathiesen (SE)
President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery     Johannes van Loon (BE)
Executive Director of the EANS Susie Hide (UK)
Training Committee Chairman Elect Torstein Meling (NO)

For a full list of EANS Office holders please click here

General Information


October 1 – 5, 2017


Venice Convention
Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 30

30126 Venice, Italy


The official language of the meeting is English.
All abstract submissions and presentations must be submitted in English.


Approximately 2000 participants expected.



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EANS Office

Executive Director: Susie Hide

Associate Executive Director: Liz Derow

Administration Manager: Petra Koubova

Events Co-ordinator: Visi Navarro

Media & Marketing Designer: Amy Pinchbeck-Smith

Membership Secretary: Lucinda Foster

Financial Administrator: Tomas Csorgo

The city of Venice



The outstanding value of this city is acknowledged worldwide and it represents an attractive destination for many. Founded in the 5th century AD and spread over 118 small islands Venice became a major maritime power in the 10th century and since then has represented a fundamental reference in history and culture. Venice and its lagoon form an inseparable whole of which the city of Venice is the pulsating historic heart and a unique artistic achievement, in which even the smallest building contains works by some of the world's greatest artists such as Giorgione, Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese and others.

The elegance and prestige of Venice meet innovation and ideal facilities when it comes to hosting events and congresses. In combination with the Venetian “slow” lifestyle – which makes Venice one of the most liveable cities in the world – your participation in the Congress will be a multifaceted experience.


The location and characteristics of Venice make it a world apart, where transportation works on waterways (canals) connecting the mainland to the small islands of the lagoon. There are three access spots to the city and its water transportation (vaporetti):
    -   Piazzale Roma (bus terminal area and car par),
    -   Tronchetto (car park) and
    -   the Railway Station.

The Venice City Airport (Marco Polo Airport), the third biggest airport in Italy, is located only 5 km from the city – and is connected by waterbus directly to the Congress venue (Lido di Venezia).

Public transport

Venice is built on an archipelago of small islands where a maze of canals, threaded through the city, constitutes the ways for transport of goods and people within the city itself. The main public transportation means are motorised waterbuses (vaporetti) which ply regular routes along the Grand Canal and between the islands. Water taxis are also available.

Venice also has a bus network. Connections are available from Piazzale Roma for the Mainland, Mestre and its city centre, the Venice Marco Polo airport, and the Treviso Canova airport.


The climate in Venice is Mediterranean, but rather wet throughout the year.
In October the average temperature is around 15°C.

The Venue

Venice Convention

Lungomare Guglielmo Marconi 30 | 30126 Venice | Italy

Venice Convention is the conference centre located on the Lido in the prestigious area recognized worldwide as the setting for the annual “Venice International Film Festival”. An exclusive location, the Palazzo del Cinema and the Palazzo del Casinò are capable of hosting over 3,000 people.

The tastefully furnished, richly ornamented spacious exhibition areas of the palaces will act as a perfect backdrop to international congresses.

Networking Events
Networking Events
Networking Events