The European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) is both an independent federation of European national neurosurgical societies and a fast-developing association of individual neurosurgeons from around the world.

We are a professional community whose aim is to enhance the quality of neurosurgical patient care through training, education and research. A key way in which we fulfil this objective is by facilitating the exchange of scientific information at the highest level through the organisation of meetings, symposia and educational courses – with the annual Congress as our flagship event.

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The EANS2021 is planned as a full virtual congress. Much work has gone into the scientific programme and a record number of abstracts were received and the concept is to honour all that input and go ahead with the scientific programme to the full extent without cutting down on volume. The format will have to be adapted to different timings during the days and less parallel sessions but still the full number of days as anticipated. With the experience gained in the industry during the pandemic, recording and extended access will be available to those registered for the meeting so that everybody has a chance to fully access all the presentations, even at a later point in time.


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