We are pleased to announce you XXIInd Congress of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN 2016) will be held between 28th September - 1st October, 2016 at the Melia Castilla Hotel in Madrid, Spain. The tragic circumstances of repeated terrorist events and the concerns expressed by our members and sponsors about the risk of holding a congress in Istanbul have led the ESSFN leadership to take the decision to relocate our conference in Madrid.
Madrid is the capital of Spain, the political and financial centre of the country and offers a considerable range of leisure and cultural activities. The Melia Castilla is considered one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid, providing a large and advanced Congress Centre. Its privileged location provides guests with a quick and easy access by public transport or just a pleasant walk to the city's major attractions, cultural centres and shopping and business areas.
Thanks to the energy of our new local host Pr Juan Barcia preparation of the upcoming conference in Madrid is progressing very rapidly. You will receive very soon new information regarding the congress.
We look forward to seeing you in Madrid.
Pr J. Régis
Secretary of the ESSFN"
"On behalf of the organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure, to welcome you to Madrid for the XXII ESSFN Congress, from September 28th to October 1st, 2016.
The congress has been designed to provide an innovative and comprehensive review of the latest research and technical developments in all the different fields of functional neurosurgery. We hope you feel it interesting and nice.
Distinguished neurosurgeons and scientist have joined the faculty of the congress. The organizers and myself invite you to enjoy every lecture, every round table and every poster because they represent the effort of people working together about stereotactic and functional neurosurgery all over the world. This is a great opportunity to learn, to grow and to generate new ideas.
We are sure we all love our profession and the possibility to innovate, but we also know that everything works as a chain piece, as a team. This is what happens in this congress: that every one of you is important for the ESSFN 2016 success. With you, this will be a major scientific event.
Nothing in life is so grateful and satisfactory as sharing, to share knowledge about medicine and life, to share science progress for helping our patients, to share every moment with close friends.
We want to acknowledge the important contribution of the industry, the staff, our colleagues, our friends and our families.
I invite you to live and enjoy every moment of the congress, and also to enjoy the lovely city of Madrid.
Prof. Juan A. Barcia