In October, the long-awaited Congress in Belgrade gave us the opportunity to meet old and make new friends, exchange scientific information, and share our experiences for the benefit of our patients. Our return to in-person meetings after the pandemic years could not have been better. The EANS 2022 Belgrade Congress will remain in the EANS history as a legacy event. The programme included 11 plenary and 13 parallel sessions, 20 masterclasses, and 10 pre-congress symposia. The EANS family would like to express its sincere gratitude to the:
1400 delegates from 83 countries who attended the congress,
42 exhibitors that participated in the EANS2022 industry exhibition,
423 faculty speakers and oral abstract presenters and 658 e-Poster presenters who delivered lectures of outstanding quality and interest!
It was also a momentous occasion, as the EANS proudly awarded Prof. Dr. André Grotenhuis, Emeritus Professor and former Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, with the Medal of Honour of the Association, for his lifetime dedication and contribution to the EANS and to the global neurosurgical community.
Elite scientists were honored for their longstanding contribution to Neurosurgery. The Lifetime Achievement Award was awarded to Prof. Dr. Miroslav Samardzic, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, for his outstanding contribution and achievements in the field of Peripheral Nerve Surgery.
The European Lecture, entitled "Translational Research in Neurotrauma: the Biomarker Avenue (and some dead ends...)" was delivered by Andras Buki, Professor at Örebro University, Sweden, and former Chair, Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Pecs, Hungary.
Three more awards were given for Exceptional Service to European Neurosurgery:
Prof. Dr. Mustafa Necmettin Pamir, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Acibadem University, Turkey,
Prof. Dr. Vinko Dolenc, Department of Neurosurgery, University Medical Center Ljubljana,
Prof. Dr. Panagiotis Selviaridis, Emeritus Professor of Neurosurgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.
During the Opening Ceremony, Novak Djokovic, the world-class Serbian Tennis star honored our delegates with an amazing speech on human values, mental health, personal development, resilience, self-confidence, and universal challenges that we encounter in our daily lives.
Our local host, Professor Lukas Rasulic deserves everyone's warmest congratulations for delivering a memorable experience during the EANS2022 Belgrade Congress. The bar is now set high for the future.
Preparations for next year's congress have already begun and we hope to come together yet again in Barcelona on 24-28 September 2023!
The Editors-in-Chief of Brain and Spine, the official journal of EANS and EUROSPINE, Wilco Peul and Frank Kandziora, are pleased to announce that the Brain and Spine Journal has been officially included in PubMed Central (PMC)!
This represents a milestone for our journal and comes after a rigorous evaluation process conducted by the National Library of Medicine (NLM).
From now on, all new articles published in Brain and Spine will be automatically uploaded to the journal's website and to the PMC database. This can already be viewed here.
To celebrate this milestone, we are pleased to announce 10 additional APC waivers!
We invite you to visit our website to learn more, encourage you to submit your papers to the Brain and Spine journal, and follow and interact with us through the journal’s Twitter channel.
The Young Neurosurgeons Network was officially launched during the EANS2022 Belgrade Congress. The network aims to become the number 1 connecting platform for young neurosurgeons in Europe and empower every young professional in neurosurgery to achieve more, get better training, and more education.
If you are a young neurosurgeon, you can join the Young Neurosurgeons Network and take a seat in the future of Neurosurgery!
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