Dear colleagues and friends,
I would like to invite you all to the EANS2023 Barcelona Congress which will last from 24 to 28 September, coinciding with the end of Barcelona’s local festivities. It is a great honor to host our uests in -without any doubt- one of the most fantastic cities in the world. After all, this time that we have been isolated by COVID, we had time to think about how special we should make our ongress! We have designed a programme based on technological advances and how we can utilize this to help low- and middle-income countries. Global neurosurgery is at its high and EANS cannot and will not miss being part of this project, which involves assisting international initiatives to reach the counties which are most in need. That is why the congress is called “Neurosurgery and Technology at the service of Humanity”. The programme will involve a pre-congress meeting with as many stakeholders as possible on Global Neurosurgery and see if we can create the foundation and base for transversal and integral cooperation. We have been working hard in our global neurosurgery section and we intend to share our results with you there.
Barcelona can also become the opportunity to bring all neurosurgery together and enjoy the culture, the city, the gastronomy, and its world-known architecture. We will provide daily, post-congress meetings with local historians and sommeliers so they can take you for a visit to their cellars or areas of the city that you certainly wouldn’t have known otherwise. Let’s make this a great experience for all and the greatest opportunity to express our friendship globally in Barcelona! I can’t wait to show you my latest discoveries about the city. Barcelona and the EANS are waiting for you with a glass of cava.
See you in Barcelona!
Andreas Demetriades Jesus Lafuente
EANS President Congress President