In this section you can find an overview of the past ISPN Educational Courses.

ISPN Courses 2018

1. Bangladesh
5-6 January 2018 – Dhaka
Faculty: W. Harkness, S. Chatterjee, C. Deopujari, W.T. Seow, J. Goodrich
>90 attendees
Nurse session

2. Egypt
22-23 February 2018 – Cairo
Faculty: G. Solanki, P. Steinbok

3. China
13-14 July 2018 – City of Haikou
Faculty: T. Tomita, M. Handler, M. Taylor

4. Chile
6-8 September 2018 – Puerto Montt
Faculty: G. Zuccaro, W.T. Seow, M. Zerah, G. Cinalli

5. Senegal
13-15 September 2018 – Dakar
Faculty: G. Fieggen, S. Chatterjee, M. Choux, T. Roujeau, N. Zanon

6. Myanmar
3-4 November 2018 – Yangoon

7. Russia
12-15 December 2018

ISPN Courses 2017

1. Argentina
30 March – 1 April 2017 – Buenos Aires
Coordinator: Dr. Graciela Zuccaro
Faculty: A. Figaji, R. Keating, T. Roujeau, S. Valenzuela
Topic: Pediatric Neurooncology
120 attendees, most from all over Argentina, and from other Latin American countries (Pediatric Neurosurgeons, Pediatric Neurooncologists, and many adults Neurosurgeons)

2. China
12-14 May 2017 – Shanghai – In conjunction with the 5th Chinese National Conference on Pediatric Neurosurgery
Coordinator: Dr. Ma Jie
Faculty: N. Zanon, S. Sgouros, F. Di Rocco, K. Nishiyama
Topics: Malformations (craniofacial, vascular, congenital…), midline tumors, spine

3. South Africa
8-11 June 2017 – Hilton – Combined ISPN-ESPN AfPNS
Coordinator: Dr. Graham Fieggen
Faculty: W. Harkness, M. Handler, W.T. Seow, S. Chatterjee
Topics: Neuro-oncology, Neuromonitoring, dysraphism, CVJ anomalies, ethical issues
33 delegates (20 from SA+ 13 outside SA)

4. Brazil
10-12 August 2017 – Santaren
Coordinators: Dr. Artur Da Cunha and Dr. Nelci Zanon, local co-ordinator: Dr. Erik Simoes
Faculty: W Harkness, T Tomita, S Valenzuela, G Kemel
Topics: Hydrocephalus, Spine, Tumors
Participants: 125 (Neurosurgeons, residents but also neurologists, anesthesiologists, nurses…)

5. Malaysia
7-10 September 2017 – Kuala Lumpur
Coordinator: Dr. Azmin
Faculty: S. Chatterjee, W.T. Seow, F. Di Rocco, M. Tisdall, G. Tamburrini, P. Steinbok
Topics: Craniosynostosis, Epilepsy, Tumors

6. Belarus
29 November – 1 December 2017 – Minsk, combined with the 1st Congress of the Eurasian Association of Pediatric Neurosurgeons
Coordinator: M. Talabaev
Faculty: W. Harkness, A. Da Cunha, R. De Oliveira, G. Zuccaro, K. Nishiyama

ISPN Courses 2016

  • Myanmar, Topics :1. Hydrocephalus, 2. Pediatric brain tumours (Special focus on craniophryangioma), 3. Pediatric head trauma, 4. Congenital anomalies – November 2016
  • Thailand, Topics : 1 congenital and development cranial and spinal disorders, 2. Neurooncology, 3 Pediatric Trauma, and emergency procedures – October 2016
  • India, Topics: Epilepsy, Vascular and Tethered Cord – October 2016
  • Chile, Topic: Pediatric Neuro-oncology –  August 2016
  • China, Topic: Malignant brain tumours – July 2016
  • Mexico, TopicsPosterior fossa tumors, hydrocephalus, spinal dysraphism, Epilepsy – July 2016
  • China ISPN Course, Guangzhou, China – June 2016
  • African Paediatric Neurosurgery Course 3rd Module, Durban, South Africa in association with ISPN – April 2016


ISPN Courses 2015

  • Kochi – November 2015
  • Riyadh – November 2015
  • ISPN Education Course in conjunction with the Pediatric Neurosurgery Chapter of the Chinese Medical Association and the Chinese Pediatric Neurosurgery Forum, Chongqing, Western China – June 2015
  • ISPN-AASPN-KSPN Education Course on Pediatric Neurosurgery, Jeju Island, Korea – April 2015
  • ISPN-ESPN-South African (AfPNS) Course Module 2, Stellenbosch, South Africa – April 2015

ISPN medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 6

ISPN medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 6 – Pediatric head and spine trauma (TBI) Friday 25 November 2022 17:00-19:00 CET The program will provide sufficient time for questions and will cover the...

ISPN medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 5

ISPN medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 5 – Pediatric neuro-infection (CNS infection) Friday 28 October 2022 17:00-19:00 CEST Detailed program information will follow closer to the date.

ISPN medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 4

Module #4 – Pediatric neuro-oncology (brain tumors) Friday, 23 September 2022 – 17:00-19:00CEST Moderators: Nelci Zanon (Brazil) | Jeffrey Blount (United States) | Noor ul Huda Maria (Pakistan) 17:05-17:25 Overview/summary – Neuro-radiology of pediatric brain...

ISPN Medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 3

Module 3 – Spine malformations anatomy, diagnosis & treatment (dysraphysm, spina bifida) Friday, 26 August 17:00-19:00CEST Embriology and classification on SB SB/MMC Antenatal diagnosis and management SB/MMC Postnatal repair and care Surgical treatment – Indications...

ISPN education course 2022 – Kolkata, India

The next ISPN in-person education course is scheduled to take place in Kolkata, India on 13-14 August 2022. Find out more about the programme & registration in the attached programme document >

ISPN Medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 2

Join us for Module 2 of our ISPN students, residents & trainees education course on Friday 29 July from 17:00-19:00CEST Module 2 – Brain malformations anatomy, diagnosis & treatment (hydrocephalus, cysts) Sulcation, FCD, schizencephaly, hemimegalencephaly...

ISPN Education course 2022 – Peru

We are happy to announce that our first in-person ISPN education course since March 2020 will take place on 15 & 16 July 2022 in Lima, Peru. View the program > View the program (Spanish...

ISPN Medical students, residents & trainees education course – Module 1

Module 1 – Head malformations anatomy, diagnosis & treatment (craniosynostosis & encephalocele)

ISPN virtual Education Course 2021 – Africa

The ISPN virtual Education Course – Africa will take place on 16 & 17 October 2021.

ISPN virtual Education Course 2021 – Brazil

The ISPN virtual Education Course – Brazil will take place on Friday, 24 & Saturday 25 September 2021.

ISPN virtual Education Course 2021 – Bangladesh

The ISPN virtual education course – Bangladesh 2021 will take place on Friday 9 & Saturday 10 July.

ISPN virtual Education Course 2021 – India

The ISPN virtual education course 2021 – India will take place on 3-4 July 2021.    

Cancelled / ISPN Course 2020 – Almaty, Kazakhstan

The ISPN Education Course in Almaty, Kazakhstan will be held on 17 & 18 July 2020.

Cancelled / ISPN Course 2020 – Sochi, Russia

The ISPN Educational Course in Sochi, Russia will be held on 10-11 October 2020.

Cancelled / ISPN Course 2020 – Bangalore, India

The ISPN Educational Course 2020 Bangalore, India will be held from 10-12 July 2020.

Cancelled / ISPN Course 2020 – Chongqing, China

The ISPN Education Course in Chongqing, China will be held from 19-20 June 2020.

ISPN Course 2019 – Tbilisi, Georgia

The ISPN Course in Tbilisi, Georgia will take place from 20-21 September 2019. Faculty: S. Chatterjee, N. Zanon, S. Gorelyshev, G. Tamburini, S. Shankla Participants: 68

ISPN Course 2019 – Astana, Kazakhstan

The ISPN Course in Kazakhstan will take place from 11-13 July 2019. Faculty: N. Zanon, S. Constantini, A. Da Kunha, S. Gorelyshev, M. Handler Participants: 50

ISPN Course 2019 – Guangzhou, China

21–23 June 2019 – Guangzhou Faculty: W.T. Seow, K.C. Wang, S. Shankla, B. Roque Participants: 110

ISPN Course 2019 – Accra, Ghana

The ISPN Course in Accra, Ghana will take place from 31 May-1 June 2019. Faculty: G. Fieggen, S. Chatterjee, N. Zanon, A. Sinha, B. Pettorini, P. Ssenyounga Participants: 68

ISPN Course 2019 – Mendoza, Argentina

The ISPN Course in Mendoza, Argentina will take place from 14-16 November 2019. En esta oportunidad, Mendoza, ha sido seleccionada para este curso especial de la ISPN, que contará con la presencia de destacados disertantes...

ISPN Course 2019 – Dhaka, Bangladesh

The ISPN Course in Dhaka, Bangladesh will take place from 1-3 March 2019. Faculty: S. Chatterjee, S. Gorelyshev, Young – Shin Ra, N. Muthukumar, J. Blount Participants: 102

ISPN Course 2019 – Delhi, India

The ISPN Education Course in Delhi, India will take place on 15-16 February 2019. Faculty: S. Chatterjee, W.T. Seow, T. Inagaki, J. Goodrich, N. Zanon Participants: 78

ISPN Course 2019 – Bandung, Indonesia

This ISPN Education Course will take place in Bandung, Indonesia from 18-21 January 2019. Faculty: P. Steinbok, G. Tamburrini, A. Alias Participants: 108 You can find the full program of the meeting here >>

ISPN Education Course 2018 – Dhaka, Bangladesh

The ISPN Education Course 2018, organized by ISPN & BSNS, will take place from 5-7 January 2018, in the National Institute of Neurosciences & Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Hong Kong – November 2010

The ISPN Hong Kong Course was held from 5-6 November 2010.

Shanghai, China – April 2010

The ISPN China Course was held in Shanghai from 27-29 April 2010.

ISPN Course 2017 – Minsk, Belarus

Dear colleagues! It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to this Inaugural Congress of the Eurasian Association of Pediatric Neurosurgeons (EAPN) which will be held in Minsk, Belarus between November 29th and December 1st 2017. It...

Jakarta, Indonesia – February 2010

The ISPN Indonesia Course was held from 26-28 February 2010 in Jakarta and was followed by a mini-symposium on Medical Education on 1 March 2010.

Kolkata, India – November 2009

The ISPN Kolkata Course took place from 5-6 November 2009.

Moscow, Russia – November 2009

The first ISPN Russian Course “Continuous Medical Education on Congenital Malformations of CNS and Cerebral Palsy” was held from 23-27 November 2009 in Moscow.

Morocco – May 2009

The ISPN Morocco Course was held from 8-10 May 2009.

Havana, Cuba – February 2009

The 2nd Cuban Course on Pediatric Neurosurgery was organized by the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) and the Cuban Society for Neurology and Neurosurgery (SCNN) and was held from 12-14 February 2009.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – January 2009

This ISPN Educational Course took place on 10-11 January 2009 in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and was attended by more than 100 participants.

Cairo, Egypt – January 2013

The ISPN Cairo Course was held from 25-27 January 2013. The goals and objectives of the course were:  To promote pediatric neurosurgery as an essential sub specialty To raise the expertise of neurosurgeons in Egypt,...