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Athens

September 4 – 8, 2016

EANS 2016

Congress

Neurosurgery:

From the Classics to the future

Looking forward to

welcoming you to Athens

Neurosurgery: From the Classics to the future

Athens September 4 – 8, 2016

Panagiotis Selviaridis

Panagiotis Selviaridis
Congress President

Andre Grotenhuis

Andre Grotenhuis
EANS 2015 – 2017 PRESIDENT

 

Welcome

On behalf of the EANS Board of Officers and the EANS 2016 Organising Committee we invite you to join us for EANS 2016, the 16th European Congress of Neurosurgery, in Athens, Greece, from 4th - 8th September 2016.
Our selected meeting theme is “Neurosurgery: from the Classics to the future”. Exploring the past, present and future of our specialty, the 2016 European Congress will take an in-depth look at how far we have come, where we are now and what may lie ahead. The Scientific PROGRAMME will cover the whole neurosurgical spectrum and will be put together by the Organising Committee with the input of the EANS specialist Section Chairmen. The MEGARON (Athens International Conference Centre) provides an ideal venue for the Congress in the center of Athens, with many hotels, restaurants and museums in walking distance.
EANS2016 provides an ideal opportunity to reconnect and share knowledge with colleagues and friends, whilst enhancing your skill set, helping your practice, and improving patient care. We look forward to seeing you in Athens.

 


EANS 2016 Organising Committee

Panagiotis Selviaridis, Congress President
Alexandros Andreou, Congress Vice-President
Nicolas Foroglou, Secretary
Ioannis Patsalas
Emmanouil Hatzidakis
Athanasios Chatzisotiriou
Konstantinos Fountas

About 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.

EANS Office Holders

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:

President – Andre Grotenhuis, (NL)
President-elect – Jesus Lafuente (ES)
Past President – Vladimir Benes (CZ)
Secretary – Peter Hutchinson (UK)
Treasurer – Jannick Brennum (DK)
Chair, Training Committee – Carlo Schaller (CH)
Chair, IM Committee – Andreas Demetriades (UK)
Board Member: Scientific – Paolo Cappabianca (IT)
Board Member: CME and Guidelines – Ali Savas (TR)
Board Member: Audit and Governance – Necmettin Pamir (TR)
Chair, EANS Functional Section – Massimo Scerrati (IT)
Chair, EANS Neuro-oncology Section – Colin Watts (UK)
Chair, EANS Radiosurgery Section – Bodo Lippitz (DE)
Chair, EANS Spine Section – Berhard Meyer (DE)
Chair, EANS Trauma Section – Andrew Maas (NL)
Chair, EANS Vascular Section – Peter Vajkoczy (DE)
Chair, Ethico-legal Committee – Marike Broekman (NL)
Chair, International Relations Committee – Juan Lourido (ES)
Chair, Post-graduate Education Committee – Nabeel Alshafai (BE)
Chair, Research Committee – Radoslaw Rola (PL)
Chair, Young Neurosurgeons’ Committee – Florian Ringel (DE)
Chair-elect, Training Committee – Torstein Meling (NO)

General Information

DATE

September 4 – 8, 2016

VENUE

Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens

MEETING LANGUAGE

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

 

Meeting Secretariat

On-Site Telephone Number:
+ 30 694 00 66 100

(active on September 4-8, 2016 at 08:00 - 17:00)

AIM Group International, Vienna Office
Mariannengasse 32 | 1090 Vienna
Phone +43 (0)1 402 77 55-0
www.eans2016.com

eMail
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eMail Housing
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EANS Office


Executive Director: Susie Hide
susie.hide@eans.org

Administration Manager: Petra Koubova
petra.koubova@eans.org

Events Co-ordinator: Visi Navarro
visi.navarro@eans.org

Marketing & Media Co-ordinator: Liz Derow
liz.derow@eans.org

Membership Secretary: Lucinda Foster
lucinda.foster@eans.org

The city of Athens


Framed by the spectacular landscape of the Aegean sea and surrounding mountains, Athens is a tourist’s delight with famous landmarks and hidden gems alike waiting to be discovered. Its position at the crossroads of three continents has been a significant factor in the development of the city’s extraordinary cultural heritage.
Greece's capital is an ideal congress destination, combining state-of-the-art infrastructure, excellent conference facilities and easy worldwide access with unrivalled cultural attractions, modern amenities, diverse entertainment and natural beauty. Many hotels in Athens underwent extensive renovation prior to the 2004 Olympic Games, enabling visitors to benefit from comfortable and stylish accommodation combined with outstanding services.

Accessibility

Athens is connected to the International Airport, some 35 km from the city center, via a public transport that operates round the clock, including the metro, the suburban rail and various bus services. The cost of a taxi from the airport to the city centre is a very reasonable €20 - €30.

Public transport

A state-of-the-art metro system, wide avenues, an efficient public transportation system and a compact city center make moving around Athens easy and convenient. The Athens transportation network includes new buses, pollution-free trolleys, tram and a revamped electric railway system that connects two metro lines.

Climate

Athens is an ideal year-round destination with comfortable and favourable climate conditions for travel and sightseeing. Rainfall is minimal which leads to hot and dry summers. The Mediterranean climate makes for mild winters and even milder autumns in low-lying areas, with the coldest temperatures reported in January at a very temperate of 5°C to 13°C.

The Venue

Megaron Athens International Conference Centre

Leoforos Vasilissis Sofias and Kokkali 1 | Athens 115 21 | Greece
www.maicc.gr

The Megaron Athens International Conference Centre is one of the finest and most technologically advanced conference venues in Europe. Situated in the city centre yet surrounded by its own extensive landscaped gardens, the Megaron offers a stunning environment, exceptional aesthetics and cutting edge technology.

The venue provides a variety of different auditoria with capacities ranging from 380 to 2,000 pax and smaller conference rooms accommodating 20 to 180 pax as well as a wide exhibition space with natural daylight.

Networking Events
Networking Events
Networking Events

 

PROGRAMME

Plan your personal
EANS2016 Congress Schedule!

Personal Schedule
Click here to find out how the iPlanner works

 

 

 

Meet the Experts Seminars

All places for the Meet the Experts Seminars have been taken.
Please click here (or email eans2016@aimgroup.eu) to register for the waiting list, being sure to state which Seminar you are interested in.

 


Your exclusive chance to learn first-hand from the experts

In each of our Meet the Experts Seminar three internationally renowned experts will present and discuss clinical cases with a small interactive audience - a fantastic opportunity to learn from master surgeons.

ONLY very limited places are available for each seminar, and these will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Make your selection and reserve your place for your preferred seminar while registering for EANS 2016 – at no extra cost!

 

 

 

  • Pineal Tumours        September 5, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Ugur Türe
    Vladimir Benes
    Ossama Al-Mefty
  • MCA aneurysms        September 5, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Volker Seifert
    Andreas Raabe
    Alexandros Andreou
  • Keyhole approach in anterior fossa September 5, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Alberto Delitala
    Panagiotis Selviaridis
    Andre Grotenhuis
  • Gliomas in eloquent areas September 5, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Hugues Duffau
    Francesco Sala
    Jannick Brennum
  • Thoracic disc surgery September 5, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Florian Ringel
    Andreas Demetriades
    Bart Depreitere
  • Recurrent GBM        September 5, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Jörg-Christian Tonn
    Lorenzo Bello
    Colin Watts
  • Pediatric oncology        September 6, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Shlomi Constantini
    Spyros Sgouros
    Nejat Akalan
  • Controversies in radiosurgery        September 6, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Jean Regis
    Bodo Lippitz
    Dheerendra Prasad
  • C1-C2 junction injuries        September 6, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Richard Assaker
    Roberto Delfini
    Adrian Casey
  • Craniocerebral trauma September 6, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Andrew Maas
    Andras Buki
    Franco Servadei
  • Endoscopic skull base surgery September 6, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Paolo Cappabianca
    Martin Bettag
    Paul Gardner
  • AVMs                             September 6, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Anton Valavanis
    Evandro de Oliveira
    Luca Regli
  • Epilepsy surgery        September 7, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Karl Schaller
    Dirk van Roost
    Antonio Goncalves-Ferreira
  • Advances in deep brain stimulation        September 7, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Tipu Aziz
    Joachim Krauss
    Massimo Scerrati
  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery (MISS)        September 7, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Wilco Peul
    Cumhur Killincer
    Avelino Parajon
  • Advances in pain management        September 7, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Jan Vesper
    Alexander L. Green
    Erlick Pereira
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis        September 7, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Veit Rohde
    Claudius Thomé
    Yu-Mi Ryang
  • Vestibular schwannomas        September 7, 2016 17:00 – 18:00 Domenico D'Avella
    Marcos Tatatgiba
    Amir Samii
  • Deep seated cavernomas        September 8, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Helmut Bertalanffy
    Ugur Ture
    Ulrich Sure
  • Intramedullary tumors        September 8, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Bernhard Meyer
    Jesus Lafuente
    Andrea Szelenyi
  • Management of giant adenomas        September 8, 2016 07:30 – 08:30 Fred Gentili
    Maxim Kutin
    Nicolas Foroglou

A few words from the Speakers

We asked our EANS2016 speakers if they would give us a few words about their presentations(s) and / or what they were looking forward to at EANS2016.
This is what they said:

Speakers statements

 

 

 

Pre-congress course

 

WFNS Neurosurgical Anatomy Committee Vascular Course

Date: September 4, 2016
Time: 07:30 – 12:20
Place: Megaron Athens International Conference Centre (EANS2016 venue), Mitropoulos Hall

Registration: Additional registration for the EANS2016 Pre-congress is obligatory

  • We offer the possibility to persons who will not attend the EANS2016 Congress to register ONLY for the pre-congress course at a fee of EUR 20 (incl. catering)
  • EANS2016 delegates, who have already registered for the congress, can additionally register for the pre-congress course at an extra fee of EUR 20 (incl. catering)

 


Pre-Congress Course Registration
 
  •   € 20

Online Pre-congress course registration closed
On-site registration possible

ABSTRACTS

Notifications about acceptance of abstracts will be sent to all submitters at the end of June

 

Be part of EANS2016 and share your work with the international neurosurgical community:

  • Significant opportunities available for oral presentations!
  • Prizes available for the best ePoster and oral presentations!

For instructions of how to submit an abstract, and full details of topics and prizes, please click on the FAQs

 

CERTIFICATES

Certificates of attendance will be sent to participants of the EANS 2016 Congress automatically via e-mail AFTER the event.

The following types of certificates will be issued:

  • Certificate of attendance for delegates
  • Certificate of attendance for speakers
  • Certificate of attendance for chair persons
  • Certificate of attendance for oral abstract presenters
  • Certificate of attendance for oral ePoster presenters
  • Certificate of attendance for ePoster presenters

UEMS/EACCME Accreditation

EANS2016 Pre-congress course
'WFNS Neurosurgical Anatomy Committee Vascular Course- EANS 2016 Pre-Congress Course' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The 'WFNS Neurosurgical Anatomy Committee Vascular Course- EANS 2016 Pre-Congress Course' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 3 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits 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.

EANS2016 Congress
EANS 2016 Congress - Neurosurgery: From the Classics to the future' is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

The 'EANS 2016 Congress - Neurosurgery: From the Classics to the future' is designated for a maximum of (or 'for up to') 26 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/go/internationalcme.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits 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.

 

Receiving your UEMS/EACCME Certificate

To receive your UEMS-EACCME Certificate please fill in and submit the Feedback Form directly on-site, at the registration counter.
Feedback forms will be included in your registration package, which you will receive at the registration desk. Please note that Feedback Forms cannot be distributed nor collected after the congress.

Please note that your UEMS-EACCME Certificate can be issued only if you submit your Feedback Form at the onsite registration desk.
If you have submitted your form onsite, the certificate will be sent to you after the congress via email.

Networking Events

Congress Opening
Congress Opening
Congress Opening
Congress Opening

Congress Opening

 

Join us for the Opening of the EANS2016 Congress!

Welcome Session
Date: September 4, 2016
Time: 21:15 – 22:30

Trianti Hall (in the Megaron, Congress venue)

 

 

Welcome Reception
Date: September 4, 2016
Time: 21:15 – 22:30

Venue: Exhibition Area of the Congress venue

 

 

Networking Dinner


Networking Dinner
Networking Dinner
Networking Dinner
Networking Dinner

Come and join EANS2016 speakers, the Scientific Committee, the EANS Board and your fellow EANS2016 participants at the Islands Residence for an informal networking dinner!

Located on the Athens Riviera, the Islands Residence is a unique venue taking full advantage of its seaside setting, with stylish interior and exterior spaces and fabulous views. We're sure it will provide the perfect setting for EANS2016 attendees to get together and sample Greek hospitality. Don't miss this fantastic networking opportunity!

 

Date: September 7, 2016 in the evening
Venue: The Islands Residence
27th km Athens – Sounio, 16672 Athenian Riviera, Athens Greece

Bus pick-up time: 20:00 in front of the Megaron (Congress venue)
Dinner: 20:45

Subsidised ticket price:
LATE: € 95 / € 70 (reduced fee)*
ONSITE: € 110 / € 80 (reduced fee)*
*Doctors in training/student member

Don't miss out!
Buy your ticket in advance when registering online for EANS2016! The networking dinner is not included in the registration fee and tickets are available on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

In case you have already registered and you want to buy a ticket please write to eans2016.registration@aimgroup.eu

 

Impressions from the EANS2015 Networking Dinner @ La Pesquera, Madrid

Registration

Online registration closed

On-site registration possible during the Congress for the on-site fee



EANS Member
 
  • Early € 550
  • Late € 640
  • On-site € 710

EANS Non-Member
 
  • Early € 620
  • Late € 700
  • On-site € 750
Doctor in Training
/ Nurse / STUDENT
MEMBER
  • Early € 220
  • Late € 310
  • On-site € 340
Doctor in Training
/ Nurse / STUDENT
Non-MEMBER
  • Early € 240
  • Late € 330
  • On-site € 360

Faculty
 
  • Early € 530
  • Late € 530
  • On-site € 530

 

Exhibitor
& group
registration

 

Faculty members will receive special instructions for registration via email.

 

Pre-Congress Course Registration

Online Pre-congress course registration closed
On-site registration possible

Individual registration

Exhibitor and Group registration

Travel Grants

Travelgrants submission is now closed. Applicants will be notified as soon as the reviewing process is over.

We are offering 15 travel grants on a competitive basis, according to the following criteria:

  • Under 40 years of age
  • Personal Statement of no more than one A4 page outlining why and how attending EANS2016 would be of benefit to you
  • A one-page CV in English
  • Country falls into the World Bank Low Income/ Lower Middle Income category

To apply for one of these travel grants please send your personal statement and CV to: eans2016.travelgrants@aimgroup.eu
Travel grants application deadline was on July 10, 2016!

 

Hotels

EANS2016 accommodation information.

If you have any questions, please contact us: eans2016.hotel@aimgroup.eu

HILTON Athens

Book your room

Room rate starting from 220,00 EUR


Within 5 minutes walking distance from the EANS 2016 venue

Location

Hilton Exterior
Hilton Room

 

 

DIVANI CARAVEL

 

Book your room

 

Room rate starting from 170,00 EUR Single Superior & Wi-fi and 190 EUR Twin Superior & Wi-fi


12 minutes walking distance to the venue, one subway stop

Location

Divani Exterior
Divani Room

 

 

AIROTEL ALEXANDROS

Individual reservations: reservations@airotel.gr

Book your room

 

Group reservations: groups@airotel.gr

Book your room

 

Room rate starting from Euro 149,00 EUR Single Use or Double Use


Within 10 minutes walking from the EANS2016 Venue

Location

Alexandros Exterior
Alexandros Room

 

 

AIROTEL STRATOS VASSILIKOS

Individual reservations: reservations@airotel.gr

Book your room

 

Group reservations: groups@airotel.gr

Book your room

 

Room rates starting from Euro 159,00 EUR Single Use or Double Use


Within 7 minutes walking from the EANS2016 Venue

Location

Stratos Exterior
Stratos Room

 

 

BEST WESTERN ILISIA

ilisia@ath.forthnet.gr

Book your room

Room rate starting from 116,00 EUR Single Use and 127,00 Double Use


Within 15 minutes walking distance from the EANS 2016 venue

Location

Ilisia Exterior
Ilisia Room

 

 

CROWNE PLAZA ATHENS CITY CENTER

 

Book your room

Room rate starting from 189,00 EUR Single Use and 199,00 EUR Double Use


Within 10 minutes walking distance from the EANS 2016 venue

Location

CROWNE Exterior
CROWNE Room

 

 

GOLDEN AGE

 

Book your room

Room rate starting from 145,00 EUR


Within 5 minutes walking distance from the EANS2016 venue

Location

GOLDEN AGE Exterior
GOLDEN AGE Room

 

 

HOLIDAY SUITES

info@holiday-suites.com

Book your room

Room rate starting from 150,00 EUR Single Use and 160,00 EUR Double Use


Within 10 minutes walking distance from the EANS 2016 venue

Location

HOLIDAY SUITES Exterior
HOLIDAY SUITES Room

 

 

NOVOTEL Athens

h0866@accor.com    |    Booking Code 0866EANS

Book your room

Room rate starting from 139,00 EUR Single Use and 149,00 EUR Double Use


6 metro stations away from the EANS 2016 venue.

Location

NOVOTEL Exterior
NOVOTEL Room

 

 

ST GEORGE Lycabettus

info@sgl.gr    |    0030 2107416000

Book your room

Room rate starting from 155,00 EUR Single Use and 165,00 EUR Double Use


Within 15 minutes walking distance or 5 minutes drive from the EANS2016 venue

Location

Lycabettus Exterior
Lycabettus Room

 

 

Book your room

Room rate starting from 72,00 EUR


Within 5 minutes walking distance from the EANS 2016 venue

Location

ATHINAIS Exterior
ATHINAIS Room

Travel

 

staralliance.com

Book your flight

Benefit from our special congress flight rate.

 

Booking information

Before accessing the online booking tool please read through the information about flight bookings and discounts.

 

SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION

 

Gold Partner


BrainLAB     Elekta

Silver Partner


Codman  

 

Bronze Partner


edge   3d   AANS   Accuray   ackerman   AOS2   Artworld_Medical   B. Braun   Biocad   bk_medical   CADWELL   DSHitech   EBC   ENDOMIN-College   Evonos   fiagon   Flowonix   IMRIS   Inomed   Integra   IRRAS   ISHCSF   KLS   Kontour   magforce   MEDPRIN   medac   MEDTECH   Medtronic   Neosurgery   Nexstim   novocure   Nouvag   NGMED   nsk   ono   OSS   Penumbra   Peter Lazic   pmisurgical   referapatient   scopis   siemens   Sophysa   Soering   storz   stryker   ST   Sutter   Thieme   Tissuemed   wpress   Visionsense   wpress   zeiss   Zimmer  

 

Corporate Symposia



05.09.2016 | 13:20 – 14:20
Skalkotas Hall

Elekta

Welcome
Rolf Kjellström, Vice President
Neuroscience Sales and marketing; Elekta
 
Session 1: Exploring the use of MRI in DBS surgery
Dr. Ludvic Zrinzo, Senior Lecturer and Consultant in Neurosurgery, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK

Session 2: Radiosurgery, how novel tools expand indications
Prof. Jean Regis, Head of the Stereotactic, Functional Neurosurgery and Radiosurgery Department, La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France

Q&A and concluding remarks (Rolf Kjellström)

06.09.2016 | 13:20 – 14:20
Skalkotas Hall

BrainLAB

Chairman:
Peter Vajkoczy
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

13:20 – 13:40
Clinical Evidence for Spinal Navigation With a Focus on the Cervical Spine
Claudius Thomé
Medical University Innsbruck, Austria

13:40 – 14:00
Cranial Applications Using Mobile Airo® CT Scanner
Peter Vajkoczy
Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany

14:00 – 14:20
Ultrasound-based Navigation in Neurosurgery
Michael Bartoš
University Hospital Hradec Králové, Czech Republic