EANS Hands-On Course


The EANS Hands-On course is aimed specifically at participants in the third year of the EANS Neurosurgical Training course cycle. Preference will be given to these applicants, but others are very welcome to apply for any places which remain available. The first course took place in June 2012 and it was very successful. Since then two courses per year have been organised, normally one in January and one in June.

The next courses are due to take place:
9 - 13 January 2017 
26 - 30 June 2017

Preliminary programme for the January 2017 course available here.

The course in January is full. If you wish to pre-register for the course in June please contact petra.koubova@eans.org

2017 Prices:

EANS Individual Member - Single room: €1275
Non-member - Single room: €1315
EANS Individual Member - Single room + extra night:  €1369
Non-member - Single room + extra night:  €1409

The capacity of the course is 20 participants, which allows a ratio of two participants per cadaver. The programme comprises both cranial and spinal approaches and endoscopy techniques of neurosurgery.

There are approximately 10 faculty members, roughly half of whom are regular EANS faculty. The rest are expert local teachers, with considerable experience of teaching on similar cadaver courses.

We believe that Lyon is an excellent venue for our Hands-On course.  The University Hospital has considerable experience and expertise in this field, and the city is easily accessible by both air and rail.

The course takes place at:

Département Universitaire d'Anatomie
Faculté de Médecine Lyon Est
8, avenue Rockefeller
69373 Lyon Cedex 08 

Four nights' accommodation is included in the course fee, and will be booked by the EANS on your behalf. The address of the hotel is:

Lagrange City Apparthotel 
Lyon Lumiere
81-85, cours Albert Thomas 
69003 LYON

View: The hotel website


"This hands on course is amazing; very informative and practical; every resident should attend at least one in their training period." (January 2016)

"Well organised, friendly environment, good run through the basics and more than that. Overall good quality course like you'd expect from an EANS event."

"Very cost efficient comparing it to other courses that I have attended in the past. The cadaver lab was equipped remarkably well, I never expected to have so many surgical instruments for a cadaver course: tools/ microscopes/ drills! All in abundance! The specimens were the BEST I've seen so far! Thanks to the guys in the lab! Gave me the feeling sometimes that It was close to operating on a live human being. Overall, it was by far the best hands on course that I've been so far! keep up the good work!"

"The course was fantastic, and was of high standard. If you can maintain  this standard with such a relatively low cost, and remarkable cost - benefit  ratio, your course will always be one of the best among hands on courses. I fully agree with your policy: preferring cheaper accomodation to more expensive course content."

"Great organizers and lecturers, amazing lab structure, nice hotel and the best experience exchange with fellow residents you can get. Just do it." (January 2016)

Terms and Conditions:
Due to high demand for places on the course, payment is required no later than one month before the start of the course. If payment is not received by this time, your place cannot be guaranteed, and may be offered to another candidate.

The registration fee includes all tuition costs, 4 nights' accommodation in a single room, subsistence throughout the course, a welcome reception and a networking dinner.

If you require an extra night of accommodation – available at an extra charge of €100 – please choose the correct fee type and fill in your arrival and departure details carefully.

Payment can be made either online by credit card, or by bank transfer. Please note that pre-payment is required for this course, no on-site payments will be accepted.

Cancellation policy:
• Cancellations received in writing before 20 days prior to the course start will be reimbursed.
• Cancellations between 20 and 10 days prior to the course - minimum 50% refund.
• Cancellations later than 10 days prior to the course - no refund (unless exceptional extenuating circumstances).