Welcome Letter Congress President

Lukas Rasulic

Dear colleagues, dear friends,

Welcome to EANS2020, the 20th European Congress of Neurosurgery – and welcome to Belgrade!

The Congress theme – Trends, Insights, Innovations: Neurosurgery beyond Technology – addresses the complex relation between technological advances and human ingenuity in the field of neurosurgery. The age of rapid technological progress, artificial intelligence, machine learning and virtual reality in the 21st century has brought many benefits to neurosurgery, but also many challenges. The top-level Scientific Programme of the EANS2020 Congress, featuring leading experts from Europe and all five continents, is aimed at providing a comprehensive insight into these benefits and challenges and striking the right balance between technology and human (neurosurgeons’) touch.

As the 20th European Congress of Neurosurgery, this scientific event will also mark an important anniversary of EANS congresses, providing an excellent opportunity to look back and to look forward, and to explore the path for the future.

The Congress host city, Belgrade, has been the venue of a number of noteworthy international neurosurgical events over the past years – but we are particularly delighted to be able to host the EANS2020 Congress, which, as the first of its kind in Serbia and in the Western Balkans, encapsulates the reintegration of the region into the mainstream European neurosurgery.

Offering a unique blend between West and East, North and South, past and future, Belgrade will surely greet you with an open heart and an open mind.

Welcome. Explore. Enjoy.

Lukas Rasulic
EANS2020 Congress President