Dear colleagues and friends,

I would like to invite you all to Barcelona 2023, our Annual Congress which will last from the 24th to the 28th of September coinciding with the end of Barcelona’s local festivities.

It is a great honor to host our guests 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 congress!
We have designed a program 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 the WFNS and other 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 program will involve a pre-congress meeting with as many stakeholders as possible on Global Neurosurgery and see if we can create the foundations and bases for transversal and integral cooperation. We have been working hard in our global neurosurgery section and we intend to bring you our results 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 all make this a great experience for all and the greatest excuse to express our friendship globally in Barcelona! I can’t wait to show you my latest’s discoveries about the city.

Barcelona and the EANS are waiting for you with a glass of cava.

Jesus Lafuente
EANS2023 Congress President