It is my pleasure to welcome you to Riyadh for the 10th annual meeting of the Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery (SANS) during the period from 1 to 3 March 2016. The theme of the meeting is “A decade of SANS: Towards a brighter tomorrow”. While we cherish our past, we plan on advancing our knowledge and expertise to provide the best service to our patients.
The annual SANS meeting is one of the largest neurosurgery meetings in the Middle East and is the largest in the region. Following the success of our last Annual Meeting (9th SANS Annual Meeting), which was attended by over 1000 persons from both local and international centers, we are looking forward to more successful events. SANS collaborated with local and international neurosurgery societies to enhance the opportunities of collaboration and make exchange of knowledge and expertise easier.
Education has been of paramount importance to SANS during the last decade. The Scientific Committee for this year is formed by well-recognized and qualified neurosurgeons from around the country. An exciting and powerful program is being prepared and is distributed in five days. Don’t miss the two days of Pre-conference Courses that include well-prepared cadaver and surgical skill workshops supervised by the masters in the field.
During the meeting we will explore research avenues and opportunities. The 3 days program will include cutting edge research in neurosurgery subspecialties. Local experience is particularly valued and it demonstrates regional differences in neurosurgery practice. SANS encourages medical students and neurosurgery residents to present their work. Special forums and competitions are planned to discuss their research and encourage new ideas
We look forward to seeing you in SANS 2016. Reserve the date, we will make your participation worth the time and effort.