The International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery seeks to promote the health of children throughout the world by encouraging ethical transmission and exchange of scientific information and techniques related to Pediatric Neurosurgery.

The Annual Meetings of the ISPN are integral to the ethos of the Society. These meetings provide a mechanism for the exchange of scientific information for the betterment of our patients, wherever they are in the world.

The intention is that these meetings should also lead to a more rapid evolution of the art of pediatric neurosurgery, through discussion and dissemination of new surgical techniques and a better understanding of the conditions that we treat.

The location of the Annual Meeting is determined by the Executive Board three (3) years in advance. Destinations have been selected up to and including ISPN 2026.

A list of confirmed dates & locations for future ISPN Annual Meetings can be found here >

Call for Bids process

The Call for Bids process is open only to active members of the society.

The first step in the Call for Bids process is to submit a Letter of Intent.

Following an initial pre-selection process, the ISPN Executive Board selects up to 3 destinations to move forward with preparing the full bid together with the ISPN PCO & presenting this bid during the Executive Board Meeting at the ISPN Annual Meeting.

The selected destination will subsequently be presented at the Annual Business Meeting during this meeting.

Details on the bid process are available to active ISPN members through the Members’ area or can be requested by contacting the ISPN Office.

Call for Bids – ISPN 2027

The Call for Bids process to host the 53rd Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery – ISPN 2027 is now open!

Active members are invited to first submit a Letter of Intent by 25 March 2024.

Please review the ISPN 2027 Bid Guidelines for all details on the bid process and the standard Letter of Intent. The guidelines are available to active ISPN members through the Members’ area or can be requested by contacting the ISPN Office.