EANS HandsOn Course Lyon

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.

Course dates: 24 - 28 June 2019

Programme: Please click here to view the preliminary programme.

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

Target audience: The course is particularly appropriate for those at the level of the third year of the EANS Training Course. Recently qualified neurosurgeons, those still in training, and anyone else looking to refine their skiils will learn a great deal from the course.

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. Please contact martina.degregorio@eans.org for any queries about the course.

Registration fees:

EANS Individual Member - Single room: €1350
Non-member - Single room: €1500

EANS Individual Member - Single room + extra night: €1447
Non-member - Single room + extra night: €1597 

EANS Individual Member - Single room + 2 extra nights: €1544
Non-member - Single room + 2 extra nights: €1694

The registration fee includes all tuition costs, subsistence during the course (coffee breaks and lunches) and the hotel accommodation (check-in on the 24th of June, check out on the 28th of June).

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.

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 1 week from the date of your registrationIf 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 €97 – 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:
• Cancellation up to 6 weeks before the course — no cancellation charge.
• Cancellation between 5 and 4 weeks before the course — 50% of course fee cancellation charge.
• Cancellation less than 4 weeks before the course — 100% of course fee cancellation charge (unless exceptional extenuating circumstances).