Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies Report
Mahmood Qureshi, CAANS President
CAANS has progressively been raising its global profile through activities, primarily in the educational domain. As the COVID pandemic took hold across the globe, societies across Africa became increasingly active in promoting education for its young neurosurgeons and residents in training
The following groups were especially active in engaging with colleagues across the world in joint educational webinars:
In summary, the enthusiasm shown by all member Societies of CAANS has been uplifting and heartwarming, and our YNS and residents have benefitted from this endeavor.
THE CAANS CONGRESS
The 4th CAANS congress was initially planned for August 2020, in Nairobi, Kenya. The Pandemic resulted in cancellation and postponement of this biannual Continental Congress. I am pleased to report that the Congress Organising Committee has finally decided on a new date. The CAANS Congress is scheduled for the 9th to 11th November 2022, at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel in Nairobi, Kenya. Pre-Congress courses for YNS are planned for the 7th and 8th November. Details on registration, accommodation and the social program (including Safari adventures in our world renowned game parks) will be shared in the coming weeks.
Please find the CAANS Congress announcement later in this Newsletter.