The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is an independent, supranational association of national European neurosurgical societies and individual members which arranges congresses, scientific meetings and symposia, including the European Congress of Neurosurgery, the Annual EANS Meetings and the European Training courses.
Under the energetic Presidency of Professor Johannes Schramm, we are developing the profile of our Annual Meetings and Congresses, and seeking to strengthen our relationships with our various member societies. We are therefore delighted to be holding this joint meeting with the SFNC, and would like to thank all of you, and our colleagues from industry, who are supporting this event.
Our association’s objective is to promote enhanced scientific knowledge and the exchange of information between those in different cultures and training systems throughout Europe. One of the most important ways in which we have traditionally done so is by bringing together those at a relatively early stage of training, at our European Training Courses in Neurosurgery. Many long lasting friendships and professional relationships have been formed through these events, to the benefit not only of the individuals concerned, but to European Neurosurgery as a whole.
We are also now enhancing our programme of CME events aimed at those at a more advanced stage of professional development, and we look forward to welcoming many of you on additional courses focused on specific areas of specialist professional interest before too long – please do check our website www.eans.org regularly for details of such events.
The policies of the EANS are determined both by the Executive Committee, which meets annually and consists of representatives from national member societies and individual members, and by the Administrative Council – a smaller elected group which might be considered our association’s “Cabinet” and discusses the issues relevant to the EANS on a much more regular basis.
In addition, much of the work of the EANS is carried out by its Committees, and the Association also employs two full time professional salaried members of staff, who are responsible for the day to day running of the organization.
The official journal of the EANS is The European Journal of Neurosurgery: Acta Neurochirurgica.
The EANS is constituted in Belgium and its constitution has been filed in Gent, Belgium.
For more information on the EANS, its activities and membership, please visit www.eans.org