EANS Young Neurosurgeons meeting research course

The YN Community and Ethos

The EANS Young Neurosurgeons' Meeting was conceived as a bridge for those years in between the European Training Courses in Neurosurgery and consultancy. Strictly speaking 'young neurosurgeons' are defined as those in the 10 years after board certification.

It is an educational meeting with a strong faculty : participant ratio, which provides unique networking opportunities. The EANS believes that creating a community of young neurosurgeons, for young neurosurgeons, is of crucial importance – and not just to the wider neurosurgical community, but also to the future leadership of the EANS itself.

YN Meetings provide a unique chance to interact with the faculty as equals, to ask probing questions, and to participate in lively debate about neurosurgical controversies. They are also the ideal place to bring your own cases for second opinions, reviews, help, and honest discussion.

And of course the YN Meetings provide an ideal opportunity for EANS Training Course alumni to meet up once they have graduated from the Courses – both with their fellow trainees and many faculty they have got to know over their four years in the Training Courses.


Watch Wouter Moojen and Hanne-Rinck Jeltema talk about the importance of the YN and describe the meetings.

YN Committee


Our Committee represents the interests of European trainees and newly board-certified neurosurgeons. We are committed to furthering the sense of community for Young Neurosurgeons, providing a platform for making new connections, finding mentors, and providing excellent educational material. Our current Chair is Christian F. Freyschlag.

  • Jiri Bartek (Stockholm, Sweden)
  • Marcus Czabanka (Berlin, Germany)
  • Marisa Gandia (Madrid, Spain)
  • Sandro Krieg (Munich, Germany)
  • Wouter Moojen (The Hague / Leiden, Netherlands)
  • Viola Olesen (Kopenhagen, Denmark)
  • Mirjam Renovanz (Tübingen, Germany)
  • Nicolas Sampron (San Sebastian, Spain)
  • Adib Sasan (Tübingen, Germany)
  • Gerrit Schubert (Aachen, Germany)
  • Michael Schwake (Münster, Germany)
  • Martin Stienen (Zurich, Switzerland)

  • Non-voting Members:

  • Amro Al-Habib (KSA)
  • Angelos Kolias (UK)

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    Scientific Programme and Faculty


  • Maria Luisa Gandia
  • Wouter Moojen
  • Jiri Bartek
  • Marcus Czebanka
  • Nicolás Samprón

  • Preliminary Faculty Members:

  • Ackermans Linda (NL)
  • Andratschke Nicolaus (CH)
  • Anetsberger Stephanie (USA)
  • Bartek Jiri (SE)
  • Bozinov Oliver (CH)
  • Broekman Marike (NL)
  • Bühler Katja (AT)
  • Cardinale Francesco (IT)
  • Czabanka Marcus A. (DE)
  • Demetriades Andreas (UK)
  • Ferroli Paolo (IT)
  • Fountas Kostas (GR)
  • Freyschlag Christian (AT)
  • Gandia Maria Luisa (ES)
  • Grunwald Thomas (CH)
  • Guzman Raphael (CH)
  • Hottinger Andreas (CH)
  • Jakola Asgeir (SE)
  • Keller Emanuela (CH)

  • Kolias Angelos (UK)
  • Korja Miikka (FI)
  • Krayenbühl Niklaus (CH)
  • Krieg Sandro (DE)
  • Kubben Pieter (NL)
  • Marsh Henry (UK) - Special Guest
  • Meyer Bernhard (DE)
  • Miller Kai J. (USA)
  • Moojen Wouter (NL)
  • Olesen Viola (DK)
  • Regli Luca (CH)
  • Renovanz Mirjam (DE)
  • Ringel Florian (DE)
  • Roth Patrick (CH)
  • Sampron Nicolas (ES)
  • Schmitt Friedhelm Carl (DE)
  • Schucht Philippe (CH)
  • Schwake Michael (DE)
  • Seeck Margitta (CH)
  • Staartjes Victor E. (CH)
  • Stienen Martin N. CH
  • van der Gaag Niels A. (NL)
  • Van Roost Dirk (BE)
  • Veeravagu Anand (USA)
  • Visser-Vandewalle Veerle (DE)
  • von Lehe Marec (DE)
  • Watts Colin (UK)
  • Weyerbrock Astrid (CH)

  • Research Course Scientific Committee

  • Aki Laakso (FI)
  • Radoslaw Rola (PL)
  • Katrin Rabiei (SE)
  • Florian Ringel (DE)
  • Miikka Korja (FI)
  • Athanasios Chatzisotiriou (GR)

  • RC Preliminary Faculty Members:

  • Aki Laakso (Finland)
  • Katrin Rabiei (Sweden)
  • Florian Ringel (Germany)
  • Miikka Korja (Finland)
  • Angelos Kolias (Greece)
  • Türker Kilic (Turkey)
  • Gleb Danilov (Russia)
  • Lorenzo Bello (Italy)
  • Radoslaw Rola (Poland)
  • Athanasios Chatzisotiriou (Greece)
  • Jan Berkelbach (The Netherlands)
  • Guy Rosenthal (Israel)
  • Peter Hutchinson (UK)
  • Luca Regli* (Switzerland)

    Programme and CME

    You can download here the YN Preliminary programme. (27-28 March 2020)

    An application for EACCME accreditation will be submitted in due course.

    You can download here the EANS Research Course 2020 preliminary programme. (26 March 2020)




    Functional Neurosurgery


    Artificial Intelligence and disruptive technologies in Neurosurgery



    The course will take place in Monakow Auditorium, University Hospital Zurich Rämistrasse,100 8091 Zurich, Switzerland

    Transportation in Zurich

    Zurich is situated in the very heart of Europe and at the foot of the Swiss Alps and is the ideal base from which to explore Switzerland. Zurich Airport, which has direct connections to 170 destinations all over the world, is just a 10-minute train ride from the centrally located Zurich Main Station.

    HOW TO Reach the city center from ZURICH AIRPORT 

    Mode of transportation Travel time Cost
    Train from/to Kloten (airport) – Hauptbahnhof (city center) 10-15 minutes Single ticket: 6.80 CHF


    Day ticket: 13.60 CHF

    Tram (Line 10) 35 minutes Single ticket: 6.80 CHF


    Day ticket: 13.60 CHF

    Taxi 15 minutes 60 – 70 CHF

    The simplest way to get around Zurich is on foot or by the public transport vehicles, trams, buses and trains. To reach the University Hospital Zurich, you can take Tram lines 6, 9 and 10 to ETH/Universitätsspital (main entrance at Frauenklinikstrasse 10).

    In Zurich City you find a bus or ZVV tram stop at intervals of around 300 meters. At the diverse stops you also view timetable information, the next connections, a zone map and ticket machine. You can purchase tickets for 1 hour (6.80 CHF) or Day Cards for various zones (13.60 CHF). Zurich City is part of Zone 110, the Airport part of Zone 121. You should always carry tickets with you as tickets are regularly controlled.

    Instead of Day Cards, the Zürich Card is a perfect alternative.
    This is available at all ticket machines and after validation (stamping it) at one of the ticket machines is valid for unlimited travel during either 24 or 72 hours in the Zones 110, 111, 112, 121, 140, 150 and 154.

    ©Zürich Tourism

    Hotels near the venue:

    Hotel Plattenhof ***https://plattenhof.ch/en/

    Swiss Night by Fassbind ***https://byfassbind.com/hotel/swiss-night/


    Meeting Fees


    The registration fee includes all tuition costs and subsistence during the meeting (coffee breaks and lunches). Accommodation is not included.

    A ticket for the YNM's Networking Dinner is sold separately at 55 euro.

    Please contact martina.degregorio@eans.org for any queries.

    March 2020

    YNS Meeting:

    EANS Member

    395 EUR

    March 2020

    YNS Meeting


    495 EUR

    March 2020

    Research Course


    175 EUR

    March 2020

    RC + YNS Meeting

    EANS Member

    550 EUR

    March 2020

    RC + YNS Meeting


    650 EUR



    We are proud to announce that Dr Henry Marsh will give his special talk
    "Things that matter most – retrospect on a neurosurgeon’s career" on 27 March during the EANS 10th Annual Young Neurosurgeons's meeting.

    Dr Marsh is a leading English neurosurgeon and acclaimed author of his memoir
    Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death and Brain Surgery published in 2014.