The annual meeting is the central event of our society. Therefore, it is my great pleasure and honour to warmly invite you in the name of the Executive Board to Cologne to attend this year’s meeting. Our host, Professor Norfrid Klug, together with his co-workers has compiled a very interesting and varied scientific, as well as cultural programme.
I am especially delighted to announce the first Joint Meeting with the Hungarian Society of Neurosurgery, which will take place at the same time as our meeting and I would like to extend a warm welcome to all our Hungarian delegates. We should never forget the key role Hungary played in the reunification of our country.
I look very much forward to welcoming you to Cologne, which in addition to hosting our congress has numerous other interesting things to offer. I hope you will have the opportunity to acquaint yourself with the city and to take some time out to enjoy it.
Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Richter
President of the German Society of Neurosurgery