Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The XXV congress of the ESSFN, 27 – 30 September 2023, is approaching fast and we are looking forward to welcoming you in Stockholm, Sweden.
Sweden is one of the first cradles of stereotactic functional neurosurgery. It is here that Lars Leksell designed the first arc-centered stereotactic frame and invented radiosurgery and the gamma knife: it is here that Lauri Laitinen pioneered the renaissance of surgery for Parkinson´s disease in the post-levodopa era. The XXV congress of the ESSFN will build up on this heritage and extend the horizons of our discipline.
The meeting will take place at the Stockholm Waterfront Conference Center. This venue is a spacious and modern architectural creation. Located at lake Mälaren, it resides in the center of the city, within walking distance to most attractions.
The organizing committee has been working hard to ensure an interesting and comprehensive meeting of the highest scientific standard, covering both clinical and basic science topics as well as probing into the future of our ever-growing speciality. The distinguished faculty will cover epilepsy, pain, movement disorders and psychiatric disorders, as well as radiosurgery and non-functional stereotactic procedures for brain tumours.
We are preparing an exciting social program, and will bid you welcome in the city hall, the scene of the Nobel prize award. The congress dinner will be held in the ship hall of the Vasa Museum, where you will dine in the spectacular company of a maritime disaster from the 17th century.
Stockholm is a vibrant modern city where history is always present. Ferry boats from the city center will allow you to enjoy the stunning nature of the Swedish archipelago, where you may visit an old viking settlement. Hopefully, you might want to consider staying an extra day or two to explore the surroundings of Stockholm on your own.

Looking very much forward to meeting you in Stockholm in September 2023!
Prof. Patric Blomstedt