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EANS Officer Holders 2017-2019

 


Board of Officers

The strategic direction of the EANS is determined largely by its Board of officers. This body is elected every two years and consists of full time practising neurosurgeons who take on their unpaid roles for the benefit of European neurosurgery. The current board consists of:


 EANS President - Jesus Lafuente (ES) (Show Profile)

Jesús Lafuente, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS Glas, PhD, is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Hospital Universitario del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. His medical training was at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, and his neurosurgical residency and internships at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen's Square, London, UK. He is currently director of the Spine Unit at Hospital del Mar.

His special interests include skull base neurosurgery, chiari and syringomyelia, spinal deformity, spinal tumours, degenerative disease and surgery in developing countries.

Email: jlbspine@gmail.com

 EANS President Elect - Karl Schaller (CH) (Show Profile)

Karl Schaller is Professor and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the Geneva University Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine since 2007. He received his pregraduate training at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and pursued his post-graduate career in academic neurosurgery in Duisburg and in Bonn, Germany. His main surgical and research interests concern neurovascular surgery, the treatment of epilepsy, and surgery of brain tumors. He receives funding for the development of intra-operative monitoring and imaging technology, and for clinical neurovascular research. Currently, he is serving on the editorial or advisory board of several neurosurgical and neurological journals, e.g. Acta Neurochirurgica, Neurochirurgie, Neurosurgical Review, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, and others. He has a long history of commitment to the EANS - first as a trainee, then as faculty - and he chaired the individual membership committee from 2010-2014 and the Training committee from 2015-2017. He is a co-founder of the SFITS (Swiss Foundation for Innovation and Training in Surgery), a dedicated institute for surgical technology and training.

Email: karl.schaller@hcuge.ch

 EANS Past President - Andre Grotenhuis (NL)  (Show Profile)

 

Dr. Andre Grotenhuis has been a full Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Radboud UMC (Radboud University Medical Centre) Nijmegen, the Netherlands since 2001, and from 1999-2010 he was the chairman of the department. He has been the training program director there since 1999.

Since 2010 his focus is now away from management and more to clinical work, teaching and research in neurosurgery. The Neurosurgical Centre Nijmegen (NCN) is a bilocation centre located at Radboudumc and the Canisius-Wilhelmina-Hospital (CWZ), a large general hospital in Nijmegen.  

Initially studying medicine at the Catholic University of Nijmegen until 1979, Dr. Grotenhuis later completed neurosurgical residency training at the Academisches Lehrkrankenhaus Stadtische Kliniken in Duisburg, Germany.  Board certified in both Germany and the Netherlands, he went on to complete multiple fellowships at the University Clinic in Vienna, Austria in 1985, Karolinska Sjukhuset in Stockhom, Sweden in 1986 and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.  He began his clinical work in 1987 as Assistant Professor at the University Hospital St. Radboud Nijmegen and Consultant neurosurgeon at the Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital Nijmegen.  

Since 1995, he has been Senior Lecturer at the Medical School of the University of Nijmegen and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital St. Radoud.  He defended a PhD thesis in December 2000 on 'Endoscopic third Ventriculostomy in the treatment of hydrocephalus'.

Not only a lecturer at the University of Twente, Enschede for Technical Medicine since 2004, he currently sits as President of the EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies), Chairman of the Committee of Medico-Legal Expertise, Chairman of the Consilium Neurochirugicum and member of the Accreditation Committee of the NVvN (Dutch Neurosurgical Society).  

He holds multiple memberships including the AANS, CNS, EANS, European Skull Base Society, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Neurochirurgie (Dutch Neurosurgical Society), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Neurochirurgie (German Society for Neurosurgery), Nederlandse Vereniging voor Schedelbasischirugie (Dutch Society for Skull Base Surgery) and the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. Moreover, he is the Medical Advisor for Nederlandse Hypofyse Stichting (Dutch Foundation of Pituitary Diseases) and has been the delegate for the Netherlands in the EANS Training Committee for ten years and he is also the delegate for the Netherlands at the WFNS.

While co-founder and member of the editorial board for the journal 'Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery' for many years and now for 'Innovative Neurosurgery', he likewise is an active reviewer for several journals including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Central European Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Review, Acta Neurochirurgica, to name a few.  He has authored two books, 21 book chapters, more than ninety peer-reviewed scientific publications and given more than 400 (international) lectures and presentations.

Email: Andre.Grotenhuis@radboudumc.nl

 

 EANS Secretary - Andreas Demetriades (UK) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: andreas.demetriades@gmail.com

 EANS Treasurer - Nicolas Foroglou (GR) (Show Profile)

Nicolas Foroglou, MD, PhD received his Diploma of Medicine from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in 1993, his Ph.D. degree in 2000 from the same University and his professional license of Neurosurgery in 2001 from the Greek Authorities. He successfully completed the EANS Training Courses in 2001 (Amsterdam) and has been a research fellow in Neuro-oncology in 2001-2002 at Brigham&Women’s Hospital, Boston. He worked as Chef-de-Clinique Adjoint at the University Hospital of Lausanne (Switzerland) in 2002-2003 and then he joined the Academic Staff in the Department of Neurosurgery, AHEPA University Hospital, Thessaloniki. He is currently appointed as Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. His clinical and research interests focus on Neuro-Oncology and Functional Neurosurgery and current research projects include brain mapping, drug delivery in brain tissue, physical properties of glioma and intraoperative detection of cancer cells. He has authored 6 chapters in international editions, published 28 papers in peer reviewed international journals, presented 45 peer review studies in international conferences and being invited as lecturer in 25 international neurosurgical congress. He is active member of many international scientific societies (EANS, AANS, EANO, ELGGN) and currently serving as President of the Hellenic Neurosurgical Society.

Email: nforoglou@auth.gr

 EANS Training Committee Chair - Torstein Meling (NO) (Show Profile)

Prof. Meling is Chairman of the EANS Training Committee and EANS board member. He is a member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery (GANS) and World Academy of Neurosurgery (WANS).

He is currently Professor of Neurosurgery at University of Geneva and Associate Professor at the Dept of Psychology at University of Oslo and former Professor of Neurosurgery and head of brain tumor section at Oslo University Hospital.

His research focuses on outcomes after neurosurgery, neurooncology and neurocognition. He has published 130 peer reviewed scientific articles and 40 book chapters, and given more than 230 lectures at international meetings and courses. Prof. Meling is currently editor of Neurosurgical Review and editorial member of Acta Neurochirurgica and Neurochirurgie.

His clinical interests include skull base surgery, cerebrovascular surgery, complex craniofacial reconstructions, craniopharyngiomas, low-grade gliomas & awake craniotomies, and orbital tumors.

Email: torevmel@online.no

 EANS Individual Membership Committee Chair - Hans Clusmann (DE) (Show Profile)

I am 52 years old, married to Anja, and we have 3 boys (13-22 yrs). Just after leaving Cologne medical school in 1993, I became member of the Bonn neurosurgical team lead by Prof. J. Schramm. I was fascinated by his power, clarity and honesty, and dedication towards education of young neurosurgeons. I underwent scientifically based neurosurgical training, and I had the privilege to learn and to contribute especially to the epilepsy surgery program until I left in 2010, when I was elected chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at RWTH Aachen University. I have appreciated individual EANS membership since 2003. Since 2017 I am our national representative for the EANS training committee. I regularly enjoy EANS activities, e.g. as a pupil in “Train the Trainers course” or as teacher in the EANS Training courses. Adequate coaching of neurosurgical trainees is one of my most important missions, in the EANS as well as at home… At RWTH Aachen University, I mainly (50:50) do spine and cranial surgery (tumour, skull base, epilepsy, vascular). For some years I have been chair of the neurooncological centre at RWTH Aachen University, and I am of the directors of the newly established Aachen comprehensive spine centre. Our scientific groups cover translational neurovascular research including multimodal invasive monitoring in SAH and trauma patients, corresponding neurovascular lab research, different approaches to analyze mechanisms of cervical myelopathy, technical aspects of open connectivity in clinic and OR, and network alterations in epilepsy, tumour, and movement disorders.

Email: hclusmann@ukaachen.de

 EANS Board Member: Scientific - Francesco Sala (IT) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: francesco.sala@univr.it

 EANS Board Member: CME and Guidelines - Johannes van Loon (BE) (Show Profile)

Johan van Loon is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Leuven and at KU Leuven University (Belgium). He studied medicine in Leuven, and did a postgraduate training in neurosurgery at the University Hospital Leuven and Klinikum Grosshadern Munich (Germany). Since 2004 he has been Professor of Neuroanatomy at the KU Leuven University.

His main areas of interest are vascular neurosurgery, pituitary surgery, functional neurosurgery (epilepsy surgery and microvascular decompression) and topographic neuroanatomy.

Johan van Loon is currently President of the Belgian Society for Neurosurgery. In 2011 he became President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery. He is also Chairman of the UEMS/EANS Joint Committee for CME (EACCME). The UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes / European Union of Medical Specialists) is the representative organisation of national professional associations of medical specialists in Europe. The UEMS sets standards for high quality medical specialist practice throughout Europe, by harmonisation of specialist (postgraduate) training, by improving Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and by increasing the mobility of medical specialists throughout Europe. 

Email: johannes.vanloon@uzleuven.be

 EANS Board Member: Audit and Governance - Vakis Papanastassiou (CY) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: v.papanastassiou@aretaeio.com

 President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery - Johannes van Loon (BE) (Show Profile)

Johan van Loon is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Leuven and at KU Leuven University (Belgium). He studied medicine in Leuven, and did a postgraduate training in neurosurgery at the University Hospital Leuven and Klinikum Grosshadern Munich (Germany). Since 2004 he has been Professor of Neuroanatomy at the KU Leuven University.

His main areas of interest are vascular neurosurgery, pituitary surgery, functional neurosurgery (epilepsy surgery and microvascular decompression) and topographic neuroanatomy.

Johan van Loon is currently President of the Belgian Society for Neurosurgery. In 2011 he became President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery. He is also Chairman of the UEMS/EANS Joint Committee for CME (EACCME). The UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes / European Union of Medical Specialists) is the representative organisation of national professional associations of medical specialists in Europe. The UEMS sets standards for high quality medical specialist practice throughout Europe, by harmonisation of specialist (postgraduate) training, by improving Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and by increasing the mobility of medical specialists throughout Europe. 

Email: johannes.vanloon@uzleuven.be

 Editor in Chief of Acta Neurochirurgica - Tiit Mathiesen (SE) (Show Profile)

No further information available.

Email: tiit.mathiesen@karolinska.se

 EANS Training Committee Chair Elect - Claudius Thome (AT) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: Claudius.THOME@tirol-kliniken.at


Section Chairs

The EANS sub-specialist Sections were established to enable further development of EANS activities and also to improve co-operation between EANS and the sub-specialist societies. The Section Chairs are currently elected every two years; previously it was every four years and therefore in 2017-2019 we have several Section Chair-Elects - please see details on the individual Section pages.


 Chair of the Section of Functional Neurosurgery - Massimo Scerrati (IT) (Show Profile)

Massimo SCERRATI, born January 4, 1948.

Degree at Medical School of Catholic University in Rome (1972).
Specialization in Neurosurgery (1976) and Radiology (1980).

Neurosurgical training under the guide of Professor Gianfranco Rossi at the Institute of Neurosurgery of the Catholic University of Rome, where he has been active as Resident (1972-1976), Assistant Professor (until 1987), Associate Professor and Chairman of the Service and Section of Neurotraumatology (until 2002).

Since 2002, Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department and School at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona. Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Department of Stereotactic Surgery, Freiburg (Germany, April 1978 - March 1979), under the guide of Professor Fritz Mundinger.

His main fields of interest and research are: Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery (brain lesion biopsy, epilepsy, parkinson disease and movement disorders), Neuro-Oncology (brain surgery, loco-regional treatment), Neurotraumatology. Most relevant memberships and appointments: President of Italian Association of Neuro-Oncology, Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery, Founding member of European Society of Neuro-Oncology, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Member of the Board of AO Spine and AO CMF/Neuro.

Email: massimo.scerrati@gmail.com

 Chair of the Section of Neuro-oncology - Colin Watts (UK) (Show Profile)

Dr Watts’s research group aims to improve the treatment and survival of patients with Glioblastoma (GB) by understanding the molecular genetic heterogeneity of individual tumours and using that data to develop a novel molecular stratification of GB suitable for application in clinical trial design.

Dr Watts qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and trained in neurosurgery in Cambridge and London where he completed his specialist training in 2004. His research training was supported by the MRC first as a Clinical Fellow, gaining his doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1999, and subsequently as a Clinician Scientist. In 2010 he was awarded a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer position at the University of Cambridge.

As a practising neurosurgeon Dr Watts has established a dedicated neurosurgical-oncology research clinic, which is closely integrated with his lab. His group has established protocols for the efficient derivation of tumour-initiating stem-like cells from fresh GBM samples and utilized them to develop patient-specific xenogeneic models. He has adapted fluorescent surgery to develop Fluorescence-Guided Multiple Sampling (FGMS), which allows spatially discrete tissue samples to be taken from individual patients. This is providing novel insights into the impact of surgical sampling bias on our understanding of the complex genomic landscape of GBM, its clonal architecture and phylogeny at the level of the individual patient.

His clinical research seeks to couple fluorescence-guided cytoreduction with locally delivered therapies. He is chief investigator in the GALA-5 trial, which aims to identify clinical benefit from combining fluorescence with intra-operative chemotherapy. Dr Watts’ clinical practice specialises in surgical neurooncology, with a particular interest in intrinsic gliomas and cerebral metastases.

Email: cw209@cam.ac.uk

 Chair of the Section for Neurotrauma and Critical Care - Niklas Marklund (SE) (Show Profile)

Niklas Marklund is since 2016 professor and academic chair at the Department of Neurosurgery at Lund University, Sweden, as well as professor of neurosurgery at Uppsala University, Sweden. He went to medical school in Umeå, Sweden and had his neurosurgical training in Uppsala. After his PhD on traumatic brain injury in 2001, he spent two years as a post-doctoral fellow in Philadelphia, USA continuing his research on neurotraumatology. His main clinical and scientific areas of interest are neurotraumatology that includes experimental as well as clinical research and ranges from sports-related concussions to neurocritical care topics, vascular disorders and spinal neurosurgery.

Niklas Marklund was 2010-2016 the Swedish representative in the EANS training committee as well as the scientific secretary of the Swedish Neurosurgical Society. He hosted the 2015 Uppsala training course, is a current member of the EANS exam committee and is a Swedish course leader for the annual Scandinavian neurosurgical courses, Beitostolen, Norway. He is the current mentor of 5 PhD students and on the editorial board or associate editor of five journals including Frontiers in Neurology- Neurotrauma, Journal of Neurotrauma and Acta Neurochirurgica. He is elected member of the Scandinavian Neurotrauma Committee, European Brain Injury Consortium, and the Neurotrauma Committee of the WFNS. Niklas Marklund has a genuine sports interest and enjoys the art of piano playing. He is of course an individual member of the EANS and was in October 2017 elected as the section chair of Trauma & Critical Care of the EANS.

Email: niklas.marklund@med.lu.se

 Chair of the Section for Pediatric Neurosurgery - Marianne Juhler (DK) (Show Profile)

No further information available.

Email: marianne.juhler@gmail.com

 Chair of the Section for Peripheral Nerve Surgery - Lukas Rasulic (RS) (Show Profile)

Prof. Dr Lukas Rasulic, Neurosurgeon, Professor of School of Medicine, University of Belgrade and Head of the Department of peripheral nerve surgery, functional neurosurgery and pain management surgery, Clinic for Neurosurgery, Clinical Centre of Serbia.

His most relevant memberships and appointments: President of the Serbian Neurosurgical Society, President of the Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society, Vice-President of the WFNS Committee for Peripheral Nerve and Brachial Plexus Surgery, Individual member of the European Association of Neurological Surgeons – EANS since 2004 and Member of the EANS Executive Committee for Individual Members, since 2013, Member of the: International Society of Intraoperative Neurophysiology, European Society for Stereotaxy and Functional Neurosurgery, Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica, Sunderland Society, World Academy of Neurological Surgeons - WANS, American Association of Neurological Surgeons - AANS, North American Spine Society, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Class II – Medicine, Active Member, since 2016.

His main clinical and scientific area of interest is peripheral nerve surgery.

Prof. Rasulic published more than 400 scientific publications in international and national scientific papers in indexed journals and chapters in scientific books. He was Faculty at 80 International Courses and Trainings, Invited Speaker at 101 National and International Congresses, Meetings and Symposia, Organizer of more than 40 National and International Congresses, Meetings and Symposia and Active participant at 175 International and national scientific meetings-scientific participation.

Email: lukas.rasulic@snss.org.rs

 Chair of the Section of Radiosurgery - Bodo Lippitz (DE) (Show Profile)

In the 31 years of his clinical work in neurosurgery, Bodo has focused early on minimal invasive techniques in the treatment of brain tumours.

1983 - 1995 stereotactic and microsurgical training in Homburg and Aachen, Germany, and research associate at the Duke University, Durham, USA. Since 1995 further specialization at the Department of Neurosurgery of the Karolinska University, Stockholm, where the concept of radiosurgery and the Gamma Knife technology was developed. Between 2000 and 2001 and 2006-2008 Director of the Karolinska Gamma Knife Center. Between 1999 and 2005 Director of the International Gamma Knife Training Courses at the Karolinska University Stockholm, which were mandatory for all new Gamma Knife Centers worldwide. Since October 2006, Professor of Neurosurgery (University Aachen, Germany). Between 2007 and 2011 President of the European Gamma Knife Society (EGKS). Besides the employment in Stockholm, since September 2008, Co-Director of the Bupa Cromwell Hospital Gamma Knife Centre and since September 2015 Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Radiosurgery Hamburg, Germany. 

Bodo's clinical priority is the stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of benign and malignant brain tumours and of arterio-venous malformations. His specific interest lies in onco-immunology.

Email: bodolippitz@me.com

 Chair of the Section for Skull Base Neurosurgery - Moncef Berhouma (FR) (Show Profile)

Dr. Berhouma is a consultant neurosurgeon at the University Hospital of Lyon, France. He is an Associate Professor of neurosurgery and surgical instructor at the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS). Dr. Berhouma holds a Master of Science in Philosophy of Neuroscience. He performed his research fellowship in the skull base surgery laboratory at Ohio University, USA in 2011. Dr. Berhouma has authored more than 50 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals, more than 7 book chapters and 4 books. His main clinical interests are minimally-invasive skull base surgery and geriatric neurosurgery. He is also a researcher with a focus on brain elastography and microcirculation.

Email: berhouma.moncef@gmail.com

 Chair of the Section of Spinal Neurosurgery - Bernhard Meyer (DE) (Show Profile)

Bernhard Meyer was born in 1962 and trained in Italy and the US as well as his native Germany before starting his internship in Neurosurgery at the University of Tübingen. He completed his residency in 1995 within the Neurosurgical Department at the University of Bonn, where he stayed for over ten years, ending his time there as Associate Professor.

In 2006, he was appointed Full Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department at the Technical University of Munich. In addition to his role as Chair of the EANS Spine Section, Bernhard holds a number of other positions with scientific societies.

He is currently Past President of the Germany Academy of Neurosurgery (DANC), President of the International Group for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (IGASS) and Chairman of the Training Committee  of Eurospine and the German Spine Society. He also sits on the editorial board or acts as reviewer for nearly 20 publications. In addition to Spinal Neurosurgery, his clinical/scientific interests include Neuro-oncology and the Neurovascular field.

Email: bernhard.meyer@tum.de

 Chair of the Section of Vascular Neurosurgery - Peter Vajkoczy (DE) (Show Profile)

Prof Vajkoczy is Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany. His clinical special fields of interest are Neurovascular Surgery (Aneurysms, Bypass Surgery, AVMs), Skull Base Surgery (Pituitary Surgery, Posterior Fossa), Neuro-oncology (Complex Glioma Surgery) and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. His research fields are the pathogenesis and therapy of subarachnoid hemorrhage, the prevention and therapy of vasospasm, novel concepts of multimodality monitoring of neurocrtically ill patients, artrteriogenesis following vessel occlusion, cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain tumor angiogenesis, mechanisms of brain tumor cell migration and invasion, relevance of neuronal guidance molecules for brain tumor biology, as well as homing and recruitment of immune/hematopoietic cells to the nervous system.

Email: Peter.Vajkoczy@charite.de


EANS Committee Chairs

The Committee Chairs are elected every two years.


 Ethico-legal Committee Chair - Marike Broekman (NL) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: M.L.D.Broekman-4@umcutrecht.nl

 International Relations Committee - Marcel Ivanov (UK) (Show Profile)

Mr Marcel Ivanov MD, PhD, MSc, FRCS is a Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spinal Surgeon whose main NHS practice is based at the Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Sheffield. He is Spinal Lead at the Department of Neurosurgery and Audit Lead for Neurosciences in the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. In 2017 he was elected AOSPINE UK Council Officer Neurosurgery.

He qualified as a doctor in 1999 and as a Neurosurgeon in 2007 with his comprehensive neurosurgical training received initially in Iasi, Romania and post CCT Fellowship training in the UK. He was awarded Neurosurgery International Fellowship training at the UIHC, Iowa, USA (2004), received AOSPINE-EANS Spinal Fellowship training in Leeds, UK (2008) and Neuro-Oncology Fellowship training at the Walton Centre, Liverpool, UK (2009). He is proud of visiting and learning from the masters in various neurosurgical centers around the world (USA, Germany, Finland, Belgium, Japan).

He developed an interest in minimally invasive neurosurgical techniques and a special interest in the treatment of spinal cord tumors as well as image guided surgery of the spine and brain.

Mr Ivanov is passionate about teaching; he lectures, demonstrates as well as chairs numerous neurosurgical workshops nationally and internationally. He is a member of UK National Neurosurgery Selection Board and Member of International Examination Committee for EANS (Neurosurgical Examination Board). He is a passionate faculty and is frequently invited to teach on various international courses, including EANS Courses (Spine) in Berlin, Prague, Dubai, Edinburgh etc.

He thinks that high quality neurosurgical education stays at the origin of professional development of each neurosurgeon. Mr Ivanov has more than 140 presentations and publications on prestigious international neurosurgical meetings, journals, books.

Mr Ivanov plays an active role within European Association of Neurosurgical Societies and AOSPINE. He was elected EANS IM Committee Member since 2012. Over the last 5 years the individual membership in the EANS more than tripled. He is a Member of EANS Examination Committee.

Mr Ivanov dedicates a lot of his time to editorial work and is the Associate Editor for Journal of Spinal Studies and Surgery as well as active reviewer for a number of other journals: Spine; British Medical Journal (BMJ); British Journal of Neurosurgery; Romanian Neurosurgery; International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery.

He is a Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons from England and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Sheffield University.

He has been married to his wife, Claudia. They have two children.

Email: marcelivanov@gmail.com

 Research Committee Chair - Radoslaw Rola (PL) (Show Profile)

Dr Radoslaw Rola graduated from Lublin University (Poland) School of Medicine in 1997 and directly joined the PhD program at the Department of Pathophysiology of Lublin University School of Medicine from 1997 to 2002 when he defended his PhD thesis. Subsequently he was enrolled in the neurosurgical training program at the Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery at Lublin University School of Medicine from which he graduated with honors (1st position in Poland on Board Certification Exams). Concomitantly, he completed fellowships at the Division of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (France) and Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco (USA).

He began his clinical work in 2007 at the Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery at Lublin University School of Medicine with a general neurosurgical practice and a special interest in the management of brain tumors and a research interest in brain tumors and implementation of ultrahigh-field MRI techniques in neurosurgery.

Dr Rola currently serves as an executive board member of the Polish Neurosurgical Society, Chair of the Section of Neurooncology of the Polish Neurosurgical Society, Chair of a Membership Committee of the Polish Neurosurgical Society and an Associate Editor of the Neurosurgery Section of the Polish Neurology and Neurosurgery Journal. He also serves on the editorial or advisory board of several journals, such as Radiation Research, Acta Neuropathologica, Radiotherapy and Oncology, European Journal of Neuroscience and others. He has been a member of the EANS Research Committee since 2009 and recently has been appointed as a Polish delegate to UEMS Section of Neurosurgery..

Email: rola.radoslaw@gmail.com

 Young Neurosurgeons Committee Chair - Nicolas Sampron (ES) (Show Profile)

I was born Argentina and came to Spain to train neurosurgery. After passing the national exam I was lucky enough to be accepted in 2004 by my mentor and teacher Prof. Urculo, a great neurosurgeon and human being. After him I first join the Spanish Society of Neurosurgery and then the EANS. I joined the EANS as a trainee in 2006 training course in Bratislava. I was amazed by the atmosphere of knowledge and friendship, the eager to learn, to teach, and to build bridges of collaboration in all participants. I knew that wanted to be part of this for the rest of my life as neurosurgeon. During my last EANS training course I contributed (together with other enthusiastic trainees) with the formation of EANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee. I got my full accreditation as Neurosurgeon in 2009. After that I resented my PhD thesis on Glioblastoma in 2010. Since then I work in San Sebastian, Spain and I like to consider my self as a general neurosurgeon with special interest in vascular, endoscopic skull base, and spine surgery. Currently I lead two main research projects; one on molecular biology of brain tumors, and the other on robotic spine surgery. I authored or coauthored more than 30 international scientific paper. I’m the author of a textbook on microvascular neurosurgery. I coauthored several book chapters. In 2017 I was elected chairman of EANS Young Neurosurgeons Committee.

Email: nicolas.sampron@me.com


In line with the constitutional changes agreed by the Open Executive Committee during the meeting in Tel Aviv in October 2013, the Board of officers will consist of the following voting members from 2015 onwards:

President
President Elect
Past President
Secretary
Treasurer
Training Committee chairman 
Individual Membership committee chairman
Scientific Committee chairman
CME and Guidelines committee chairman

In addition to the voting members detailed above, the Board of Officers will also include the following non-voting members from 2015 onwards:

Editor in Chief of Acta Neurichirurgica
President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery
Executive Director of the EANS
Chairman of the Audit/Governance Committee
Training Committee Chairman Elect

The officers serve for a two year period, which can be extended for a maximum of one two-year term (except in the case of President Elect, President, Past President and Chair of the Training Committee). The maximum continuous period for which any officer can remain on the Board is six years, unless that officer assumes the position of President.