6th Spine Update Conference & Workshop


Head of Organizing/Scientific Committee

Dr.Ibrahim Alnaami Conference Chairman     Head of Organizing Committee


It gives me a great pleasure and honor to welcome you all at the 6th spine update conference and workshop. Our conference is special and unique this year.

The event is held in Abha, the best ever and most beautiful city in Saudi Arabia. On top of its deep roots in history, back to more than thousands of years, Abha is unique in its location; being 3000 meters above sea level. Allah has blessed Abha with natural beauty and magnificent weather.  We chose Abha Palace hotel to be the venue of our event, for its superb location, hospitality and facility.

our conference this year, is the first of its kind to have such gathering of multi disciplines involved in caring for spine patients, from spine surgeons with neurosurgical and  orthopedic backgrounds, pain management specialists, spine imaging and interventional radiologists, and rehabilitation specialists. Our scientific committee worked really hard to come up with wide spectrum program that covers most of the topics in spine care.

Our conference concur with the announcement of our nation’s 2030 vision, where the health of everyone resides on its land, is considered as a major focus and concern. We have worked to get that vision reflected on our theme for this year “towards excellence in spine care”, and sure that our event will contribute to serve such ambitious vision. At last, our gratitude thanks to Saudi Association of Neurological Surgeons SANS and Saudi Spine Society SSS for their major support and patronage. We blended all the above and introduced it to you, as 6th spine update conference and workshop, and surely, you will enjoy your stay in the beautiful Abha.

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11th SANS & 2nd APNS

SANS 2016


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.

1st PAPNS Society

It gives me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome; I am delighted to invite you to be part of the 1st Pediatric Neurosurgery Society Conference  in the region. This conference is held in conjunction with the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) Course between 23-25 of November 2015. Both activities will held here at Kempinski Burj Rafal Hotel, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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SANS 2015

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It is such a great honor to invite you to attend and participate to the 9th Saudi Association of Neurological Surgery (SANS) Annual Meeting on March 3-5, 2015. This will be held in the prestigious 5-star hotel at the heart of the city centre Sheraton Dammam Hotel & Towers. The core theme for this year’s meeting will be “Research is the Bridge to the Future.”

This three-day meeting will be compact with pre-conference activities, lectures and workshops that will be delivered by only the most respected and renowned experts in neurological field locally and internationally.

Neurosurgical practice in Saudi Arabia is undeniably improving and continuously advancing over the past years. We therefore aim to use this meeting to present the true picture of a well-developed neurosurgery in the Kingdom.

One of the committed advocacies of every neurosurgeon is to advance developments in neurosurgical management through scientific research. In this meeting, we are encouraging young neurosurgeons and trainees to be involve in scientific research. Opening new horizons for neuroscience research through initiative and collaboration is one of the many goals of this meeting. Experts and well known neuroscience researchers are gracing this event to share and teach through their experiences.

Over the last few years, several scientific collaborations has been officially ratified in order to enhance research, training and education between University of Dammam and other international institutes and societies like Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society (USA), Childrens National Health System (USA) and the Department of Neurosurgery at Cairo University, Egypt. This conference will be one of the scientific means of implementing such collaborations.

Consolidated scientific contributions from our colleagues (8 international and 20+ GCC and local) world will surely send every attendee and participant pocketful of new, updated and advanced knowledge and skills in neurological science.

Again, we sincerely wish to welcome you on March 2015 and enjoy your company in Dammam  !


Prof.Abdulrahman H Al Anazi 

President of the Conference

SANS Vice-President / Chairman of SANS Annual Meeting