KARLSRUHE, Germany, June 07-10, 2015 // 66th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC) // Friendshipmeeting with the Italian Society of Neurosurgery, SINch

Dear Colleagues,

We kindly invite you to the 66th Annual Meeting of the German Society of Neurosurgery that will be held in Karlsruhe, June 07 - 10, 2015. We will have a Friendshipmeeting with our colleagues from the Italian Society of Neurosurgery.

The main themes of our meeting will be individualization and reorientation. According to this, we have chosen our main topics in order to explore areas in which massive changes are ongoing.

  • Cerebrovascular Treatment
  • Modern Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Implants
  • Robotics

The point is: where is our position as neurosurgeons and where will it be in the future, as the neurovascular field is increasingly being dominated by endovascular interventions?

The market of spinal implants is rapidly growing and becomes more and more diversified. How far away are we going with individualized manufactured implants and biological tissue engineering?

What is the significance of endoscopy in modern skull base surgery and how do we integrate the upcoming stereotactic radiosurgery into this concept? Another important topic is robotics in medical science and especially in neurosurgery. Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and wellrespected robotic experts from Italy will give special key-note-presentations.

The scientific sessions will be accomplished by workshops and satellite symposia. As usual, the Educational Day will be held on the opening day.

We are looking forward to the Friendshipmeeting with our colleagues from the Italian Society of Neurosurgery (SINch) to be integrated into the main program. Benvenuti!

Karlsruhe is the seat of Germany‘s uppermost judicial bodies and known as ‚city of justice and lawmaking‘. The fan-shaped layout, with the ground plan of the streets running from the tower of the palace to the South, is also unique. In 2015 Karlsruhe is going to celebrate its 300th birthday, and we will join the festivities. Corresponding to the slogan of the TechnologyRegion Karlsruhe – ‚HighTech meets the Good Life‘ – we will arrange an attractive social program.

We are looking forward to welcome you in the capital of Baden in June 2015. The Annual Meeting will be a success because of you! See you in Karlsruhe.

Uwe Spetzger
Congress President