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EANS Officer Holders 2015-2017


Board of Officers

The strategic direction of the EANS is determined largely by its Board of officers. This body is elected every two years and consists of full time practising neurosurgeons who take on their unpaid roles for the benefit of European neurosurgery. The current board consists of:

 EANS President - Andre Grotenhuis (NL)  (Show Profile)


Dr. Andre Grotenhuis has been a full Clinical Professor of Neurosurgery at the Department of Neurosurgery at the Radboud UMC (Radboud University Medical Centre) Nijmegen, the Netherlands since 2001, and from 1999-2010 he was the chairman of the department. He has been the training program director there since 1999.

Since 2010 his focus is now away from management and more to clinical work, teaching and research in neurosurgery. The Neurosurgical Centre Nijmegen (NCN) is a bilocation centre located at Radboudumc and the Canisius-Wilhelmina-Hospital (CWZ), a large general hospital in Nijmegen.  

Initially studying medicine at the Catholic University of Nijmegen until 1979, Dr. Grotenhuis later completed neurosurgical residency training at the Academisches Lehrkrankenhaus Stadtische Kliniken in Duisburg, Germany.  Board certified in both Germany and the Netherlands, he went on to complete multiple fellowships at the University Clinic in Vienna, Austria in 1985, Karolinska Sjukhuset in Stockhom, Sweden in 1986 and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada.  He began his clinical work in 1987 as Assistant Professor at the University Hospital St. Radboud Nijmegen and Consultant neurosurgeon at the Canisius Wilhelmina Hospital Nijmegen.  

Since 1995, he has been Senior Lecturer at the Medical School of the University of Nijmegen and Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital St. Radoud.  He defended a PhD thesis in December 2000 on 'Endoscopic third Ventriculostomy in the treatment of hydrocephalus'.

Not only a lecturer at the University of Twente, Enschede for Technical Medicine since 2004, he currently sits as President of the EANS (European Association of Neurosurgical Societies), Chairman of the Committee of Medico-Legal Expertise, Chairman of the Consilium Neurochirugicum and member of the Accreditation Committee of the NVvN (Dutch Neurosurgical Society).  

He holds multiple memberships including the AANS, CNS, EANS, European Skull Base Society, Nederlandse Vereniging voor Neurochirurgie (Dutch Neurosurgical Society), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Neurochirurgie (German Society for Neurosurgery), Nederlandse Vereniging voor Schedelbasischirugie (Dutch Society for Skull Base Surgery) and the Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica. Moreover, he is the Medical Advisor for Nederlandse Hypofyse Stichting (Dutch Foundation of Pituitary Diseases) and has been the delegate for the Netherlands in the EANS Training Committee for ten years and he is also the delegate for the Netherlands at the WFNS.

While co-founder and member of the editorial board for the journal 'Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery' for many years and now for 'Innovative Neurosurgery', he likewise is an active reviewer for several journals including Neurosurgery, Journal of Neurosurgery, Central European Neurosurgery, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Neurosurgical Review, Acta Neurochirurgica, to name a few.  He has authored two books, 21 book chapters, more than ninety peer-reviewed scientific publications and given more than 400 (international) lectures and presentations.

Email: Andre.Grotenhuis@radboudumc.nl


 EANS President Elect - Jesus Lafuente (ES) (Show Profile)

Jesús Lafuente, MD, FRCSEd, FRCS Glas, PhD, is a consultant neurosurgeon at the Hospital Universitario del Mar, Barcelona, Spain. His medical training was at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, and his neurosurgical residency and internships at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen's Square, London, UK. He is currently director of the Spine Unit at Hospital del Mar.

His special interests include skull base neurosurgery, chiari and syringomyelia, spinal deformity, spinal tumours, degenerative disease and surgery in developing countries.

Email: jlbspine@gmail.com

 EANS Past President - Vladimir Benes (CZ) (Show Profile)

After graduating in 1971, Vladimir Benes decided to study general medicine and in 1978 graduated from the Faculty of Medicine in Pilsen. In the years 1978-1997 he worked at the Department of Neurosurgery, Masaryk Hospital in Usti nad Labem. He has been head of the department since 1996. In 2002 he became a professor at Charles University in Prague, with an inaugural lecture on Surgical and interventional treatment of cerebral ischemia.

Vladimir previously acted as President of the Czech Neurosurgical Society and was President of the EANS from 2011-2015. Since 1998 he has also headed the Division of Neurosurgery at the Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education. Vladimir chose to specialise in cerebrovascular surgery; 'I liked the positive aspect – instead of resecting, you reconstruct. Things were very different in the late 70s/early 80s when I was starting out, and vascular neurosurgery was a very fast moving and exciting field. Two months after I had finished medical school I was told by my boss that he wants me to do EC/IC bypasses using a microscope (the microscope was very new at that time) and I was hooked.'

Vladimir is also an avid entomologist.

Email: vladimir.benes@uvn.cz

 EANS Secretary - Peter Hutchinson (UK) (Show Profile)

Peter Hutchinson BSc (Hons), MBBS, PhD (Cantab), FRCS (Surg Neurol) is Professor of Neurosurgery, NIHR Research Professor and Head of the Division of Academic Neurosurgery within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge. He is Director of Clinical Studies at Robinson College, Cambridge.

He holds an Honorary Consultant Neurosurgeon post at Addenbrooke’s Hospital. with a sub-specialist interest in the management of neuro-trauma, specifically head and traumatic brain injury. He has a research interest in acute brain injury, utilising multimodality monitoring technology (measurement of pressure, oxygenation and chemistry) to increase the understanding of the pathophysiology of brain injury. He also leads the international RESCUE studies evaluating the role of decompressive craniectomy in traumatic brain injury. He was awarded the Olivecrona Prize (the “Nobel Prize for Neurosurgery” in 2015) for his work on cerebral metabolism in acute brain injury).

He has co-authored over 300 publications (including NEJM, Lancet and Brain) and been lead applicant in over £7m of grants (including MRC and NIHR). He is joint editor of the book “Head Injury – A Multidisciplinary Approach” and the Oxford Textbook of Neurological Surgery, the first edition of which is currently in preparation.

He is also Royal College of Surgeons Neurosurgical Specialty lead for clinical trials, Chair of the Academic Committee of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons, Secretary of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, Treasurer of the International Neurotrauma Society, Neurosurgical Representative on the NICE head guidelines development group and Chief Medical Officer for the Formula One British Grand Prix.

Email: pjah2@cam.ac.uk

 EANS Treasurer - Jannick Brennum (DK) (Show Profile)

Born in 1960, Jannick Brennum is currently Chairman of the Neurosurgical Unit at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen since 2008 and before that chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Glostrup Hospital in Copenhagen since 2002.

Since the 1st of October 2010, neurosurgery in Copenhagen was reorganized, such that the neurosurgical unit at Rigshospitalet is a brain surgical unit, whereas spine surgery is organized as a joint venture enterprise between neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons, at the Spine Unit at Rigshospitalet and at Glostrup Hospital.

Jannick Brennum is currently the President of the Scandinavian Neurosurgical Society. He previously served on the board of the Danish Neurosurgical Society for six years, and is a past President of that society.

Earlier in his career, he spent several years training in the UK, before returning to his native Denmark in 1999. In 1996 he received his DMSC and in 2006 his Masters degree in Health Management. His areas of special neurosurgical interest include Neuro-oncology (special focus on LGGs and awake craniotomies with mapping), Epilepsy surgery and Microvascular Decompression.

Email: jannick.brennum@rh.regionh.dk

 EANS Training Committee Chair - Karl Schaller (CH) (Show Profile)

Karl Schaller is Professor and chairman of the department of neurosurgery at the Geneva University Medical Center and Faculty of Medicine since 2007. He received his pregraduate training at the University of Tuebingen, Germany, and pursued his post-graduate career in academic neurosurgery in Duisburg and in Bonn, Germany. His main surgical and research interests concern neurovascular surgery, the treatment of epilepsy, and surgery of brain tumors. He receives funding for the development of intra-operative imaging technology, for the co-registration of complementary imaging modalities, and for clincal neurovascular research. He serves on the editorial or advisory board of several neurosurgical and neurological journals, eg Acta Neurochirurgica, Neurosurgical Focus, Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, and others. Currently he chairs the Training Committee of the European Association of Neurosurgical Associations (EANS). 

Email: karl.schaller@hcuge.ch

 EANS Individual Membership Committee Chair - Andreas Demetriades (UK) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: andreas.demetriades@gmail.com

 EANS Board Member: Scientific - Paolo Cappabianca (IT) (Show Profile)

Paolo Cappabianca is the Professor and Chairman of Neurosurgery and Residency Program Director at the Division of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine and Surgery, Universitá degli Studi di Napoli Federico II. He joined the staff there in 1979 (having also trained there) and became Associate Professor in 2001, a Member of the Board of Directors in 2000, and Professor and Chair in 2005. From 2009 to 2013 he served as Chairman of the Neuroendoscopy Committee of the WFNS, and from 2009 to 2015 Adjunct Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Medicine. In 2011 he became an Honorary Member of the Federazione Italiana Canottaggio (FIC), and currently serves as the Secretary of the SINCh (Società Italiana di Neurochirurgia).

Professor Cappabianca is a visiting professor at many prestigious institutions all over the world, has delivered numerous keynote addresses and has received a number of international awards. He has been invited more than thirty times as a faculty guest to international congresses and workshops and is on the International Advisory Board of many publications, including our own Acta Neurochirurgica. He is an Organizer and Faculty Member of many National and International Congresses and Workshops, mostly focused on Endoscopic Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery, and is the author of more than 200 peer-reviewed articles in international journals and of more than 35 books or book chapters.

Email: paolo.cappabianca@unina.it

 EANS Board Member: CME and Guidelines - Ali Savas (TR) (Show Profile)

Professor Savas graduated from Ankara University (Turkey), School of Medicine in 1986. He was enrolled in the neurosurgical training program as resident at Department of Neurosurgery at Istanbul University, and completed this program in 1992. Afterwards, he made his doctoral (PhD) study in Neuropharmacology and got further training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at Freiburg University (Germany). He became Associate Professor in 2000; and Professor of Neurosurgery in 2006.

He was awarded the research prize of the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) in 2002. He is now on the Board of the EANS as the Board Member: CME and Guidelines, and is an executive member of the EANS Examination and Research Committees; and Executive Committee Member of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. He worked as "visiting professor" at Munich University (Germany) in 2006; and at the University of Illinois at Chicago (USA) in 2012, and also as Professor of Neurosurgery at Ankara University.

He is mainly interested in movement disorders surgery (Parkinson's Disease, tremor, distonia), pain surgery (trigeminal neuralgia, cancer pain, neuropathic pain) and brain tumor surgery beside general neurosurgery.

Email: alisavas63@yahoo.com

 EANS Board Member: Audit and Governance - Necmettin Pamir (TR) (Show Profile)

Dr. Pamir was born in Nicosia, Cyprus on December 26th, 1953. He graduated from Istanbul University in 1976 and completed his Neurosurgery training at Hacettepe University in 1981. From 1984 to 1985 he completed fellowships at Karolinska and Zurich Universities. In 1985 he became Assistant Professor at Hacettepe University and in the same year became the Associate Professor of Neurosurgery. In 1986 he was appointed as the Neurosurgery Chairman at Marmara University. In 1991 he earned the Professors Degree. In 1992 he became the director of Marmara University Institute of Neurological Sciences. In 1992 he completed skull-base surgery fellowships at Pittsburgh University, Virginia University and George Washington University. In 1985 he received Gamma-Knife training at Karolinska University. He served in several University and Hospital executive positions. Between 2008 and 2012 he served as the Founding President of Acibadem University. Since 2008 Dr. Pamir has been the chairman of Department of Neurosurgery at Acibadem University. 

Dr Pamir also has served as the President at various executive positions in the  Turkish Neurosurgical Society (TND). Internationally, he has served on numerous committees of the AANS and WFNS, and took executive roles in the Meningiomas and Cerebral Venous System Society, Academia Eurasiana Neurochirurgica, World Academy of Neurological Surgery, and is the only Turkish member of the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He is on the review board of 8 international journals. He has organized 15 meetings, is a member of 17 international and national societies, and has received 9 awards. He has given invited lectures at 8 universities including Harvard University, Yale University and University of Toronto. He has 219 international publications, 50 international conferences and invited lectures, 11 instructions at international courses, 63 conferences in Turkish, 2 edited books, 15 book chapters, 174 presentations at international meetings, 103 articles in Turkish Journals and 403 presentations at national meetings. He is married to Feriha Pamir and is a father of 3. 

Email: npamir@acibadem.com.tr

 President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery - Johannes van Loon (BE) (Show Profile)

Johan van Loon is professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the University Hospital Leuven and at KU Leuven University (Belgium). He studied medicine in Leuven, and did a postgraduate training in neurosurgery at the University Hospital Leuven and Klinikum Grosshadern Munich (Germany). Since 2004 he has been Professor of Neuroanatomy at the KU Leuven University.

His main areas of interest are vascular neurosurgery, pituitary surgery, functional neurosurgery (epilepsy surgery and microvascular decompression) and topographic neuroanatomy.

Johan van Loon is currently President of the Belgian Society for Neurosurgery. In 2011 he became President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery. He is also Chairman of the UEMS/EANS Joint Committee for CME (EACCME). The UEMS (Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes / European Union of Medical Specialists) is the representative organisation of national professional associations of medical specialists in Europe. The UEMS sets standards for high quality medical specialist practice throughout Europe, by harmonisation of specialist (postgraduate) training, by improving Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and by increasing the mobility of medical specialists throughout Europe. 

Email: johannes.vanloon@uzleuven.be

 Editor in Chief of Acta Neurochirurgica - Tiit Mathiesen (SE) (Show Profile)

No further information available.

Email: tiit.mathiesen@karolinska.se

 EANS Training Committee Chair Elect - Torstein Meling (NO) (Show Profile)

Dr. Meling is incoming Chairman of the EANS Training Committee and EANS board member. He is also a member of the German Academy of Neurosurgery (GANS) and World Academy of Neurosurgery (WANS). 

He is Professor of Neurosurgery and Associate professor at the Dept of Psychology at University of Oslo. He is also head of the brain tumour section at the Dept of Neurosurgery at the National Hospital in Oslo, Norway. 

His research focuses on outcomes after neurosurgery, neurooncology and neurocognition. He has published more than 110 peer reviewed scientific articles and 33 book chapters, and given more than 150 lectures at international meetings and courses. He is currently editorial member of Acta Neurochirurgica and Neurochirurgie and editor of Neurosurgical Review. 

His clinical interests include skull base tumors, aneurysms, AVMs, dAVFs, EC-IC bypass, complex craniofacial reconstructions, craniopharyngeomas, low-grade gliomas & awake craniotomies, orbital tumors, and head-and-neck tumors.

Email: torevmel@online.no

Section Chairmen

The EANS sub-specialist Sections were established to enable further development of EANS activities and also to improve co-operation between EANS and the sub-specialist societies. The Section chairmen are elected every two years.

 Chair of the Section of Radiosurgery - Bodo Lippitz (DE) (Show Profile)

In the 31 years of his clinical work in neurosurgery, Bodo has focused early on minimal invasive techniques in the treatment of brain tumours.

1983 - 1995 stereotactic and microsurgical training in Homburg and Aachen, Germany, and research associate at the Duke University, Durham, USA. Since 1995 further specialization at the Department of Neurosurgery of the Karolinska University, Stockholm, where the concept of radiosurgery and the Gamma Knife technology was developed. Between 2000 and 2001 and 2006-2008 Director of the Karolinska Gamma Knife Center. Between 1999 and 2005 Director of the International Gamma Knife Training Courses at the Karolinska University Stockholm, which were mandatory for all new Gamma Knife Centers worldwide. Since October 2006, Professor of Neurosurgery (University Aachen, Germany). Between 2007 and 2011 President of the European Gamma Knife Society (EGKS). Besides the employment in Stockholm, since September 2008, Co-Director of the Bupa Cromwell Hospital Gamma Knife Centre and since September 2015 Co-Director of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Radiosurgery Hamburg, Germany. 

Bodo's clinical priority is the stereotactic radiosurgical treatment of benign and malignant brain tumours and of arterio-venous malformations. His specific interest lies in onco-immunology.

Email: bodolippitz@me.com

 Chair of the Section for Neurotrauma and Critical Care (Acting) - Juha Ohman (FI) (Show Profile)

No further information available.

Email: juha.ohman@pshp.fi

 Chair of the Section of Spinal Neurosurgery - Bernhard Meyer (DE) (Show Profile)

Bernhard Meyer was born in 1962 and trained in Italy and the US as well as his native Germany before starting his internship in Neurosurgery at the University of Tübingen. He completed his residency in 1995 within the Neurosurgical Department at the University of Bonn, where he stayed for over ten years, ending his time there as Associate Professor.

In 2006, he was appointed Full Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department at the Technical University of Munich. In addition to his role as Chair of the EANS Spine Section, Bernhard holds a number of other positions with scientific societies.

He is currently Past President of the Germany Academy of Neurosurgery (DANC), President of the International Group for the Advancement of Spinal Surgery (IGASS) and Chairman of the Training Committee  of Eurospine and the German Spine Society. He also sits on the editorial board or acts as reviewer for nearly 20 publications. In addition to Spinal Neurosurgery, his clinical/scientific interests include Neuro-oncology and the Neurovascular field.

Email: bernhard.meyer@tum.de

 Chair of the Section of Functional Neurosurgery - Massimo Scerrati (IT) (Show Profile)

Massimo SCERRATI, born January 4, 1948.

Degree at Medical School of Catholic University in Rome (1972).
Specialization in Neurosurgery (1976) and Radiology (1980).

Neurosurgical training under the guide of Professor Gianfranco Rossi at the Institute of Neurosurgery of the Catholic University of Rome, where he has been active as Resident (1972-1976), Assistant Professor (until 1987), Associate Professor and Chairman of the Service and Section of Neurotraumatology (until 2002).

Since 2002, Professor of Neurosurgery and Chairman of the Neurosurgical Department and School at the Polytechnic University of Marche in Ancona. Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Department of Stereotactic Surgery, Freiburg (Germany, April 1978 - March 1979), under the guide of Professor Fritz Mundinger.

His main fields of interest and research are: Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery (brain lesion biopsy, epilepsy, parkinson disease and movement disorders), Neuro-Oncology (brain surgery, loco-regional treatment), Neurotraumatology. Most relevant memberships and appointments: President of Italian Association of Neuro-Oncology, Member of the Executive Committee of the Italian Society of Neurosurgery, Founding member of European Society of Neuro-Oncology, Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Member of the Board of AO Spine and AO CMF/Neuro.

Email: massimo.scerrati@gmail.com

 Chair of the Section of Neuro-oncology - Colin Watts (UK) (Show Profile)

Dr Watts’s research group aims to improve the treatment and survival of patients with Glioblastoma (GB) by understanding the molecular genetic heterogeneity of individual tumours and using that data to develop a novel molecular stratification of GB suitable for application in clinical trial design.

Dr Watts qualified from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and trained in neurosurgery in Cambridge and London where he completed his specialist training in 2004. His research training was supported by the MRC first as a Clinical Fellow, gaining his doctorate from the University of Cambridge in 1999, and subsequently as a Clinician Scientist. In 2010 he was awarded a HEFCE Clinical Senior Lecturer position at the University of Cambridge.

As a practising neurosurgeon Dr Watts has established a dedicated neurosurgical-oncology research clinic, which is closely integrated with his lab. His group has established protocols for the efficient derivation of tumour-initiating stem-like cells from fresh GBM samples and utilized them to develop patient-specific xenogeneic models. He has adapted fluorescent surgery to develop Fluorescence-Guided Multiple Sampling (FGMS), which allows spatially discrete tissue samples to be taken from individual patients. This is providing novel insights into the impact of surgical sampling bias on our understanding of the complex genomic landscape of GBM, its clonal architecture and phylogeny at the level of the individual patient.

His clinical research seeks to couple fluorescence-guided cytoreduction with locally delivered therapies. He is chief investigator in the GALA-5 trial, which aims to identify clinical benefit from combining fluorescence with intra-operative chemotherapy. Dr Watts’ clinical practice specialises in surgical neurooncology, with a particular interest in intrinsic gliomas and cerebral metastases.

Email: cw209@cam.ac.uk

 Chair of the Section of Vascular Neurosurgery - Peter Vajkoczy (DE) (Show Profile)

Prof Vajkoczy is Full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Charite - Universitatsmedizin Berlin, Germany. His clinical special fields of interest are Neurovascular Surgery (Aneurysms, Bypass Surgery, AVMs), Skull Base Surgery (Pituitary Surgery, Posterior Fossa), Neuro-oncology (Complex Glioma Surgery) and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. His research fields are the pathogenesis and therapy of subarachnoid hemorrhage, the prevention and therapy of vasospasm, novel concepts of multimodality monitoring of neurocrtically ill patients, artrteriogenesis following vessel occlusion, cellular and molecular mechanisms of brain tumor angiogenesis, mechanisms of brain tumor cell migration and invasion, relevance of neuronal guidance molecules for brain tumor biology, as well as homing and recruitment of immune/hematopoietic cells to the nervous system.

Email: Peter.Vajkoczy@charite.de

EANS Committee Chairmen

The Committee chairmen are elected every two years.

 Ethico-legal Committee Chair - Marike Broekman (NL) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: M.L.D.Broekman-4@umcutrecht.nl

 International Relations Committee - Juan Lourido (ES) (Show Profile)


No further info available.

Email: juanlourido@hotmail.com

 Post-graduate Education Committee Chair - Nabeel Alshafai (BE) (Show Profile)

Nabeel Alshafai graduated from medical school at King Faisal University, KSA, with the third highest score in his graduating class. He completed his residency at the University of Toronto, Canada, under the supervision of James Rutka, Chris Wallace and Charles Tator. During his residency training he took electives in skull base surgery with Michael Cusimano and Fred Gentili.

After his residency training, he spent a one-year travelling fellowship visiting prestigious European centers including Bonn with J Schramm, Istanbul with U Ture and Helsinki with J Hernesniemi. He then returned to the University of Toronto and completed a Complex Spine Fellowship as an AO North America Spine fellow under the supervision of Michael Fehling.

He is board certified as a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, has completed parts 1 and 2 of the EANS examination, and is American Board of Neurological Surgery Eligible.

At present Nabeel is consultant neurosurgeon and spine surgeon at Antwerp University Hospital in Belgium where he is also the Residency Training Program Director and an Assistant Professor at Antwerp University. He is also an emeritus faculty of the University of Toronto. His research and clinical interests are cranio-cervical junction, cervical spine, neuro-anatomy, cerebral aneurysms, and innovation in surgical education.

With regard to educational credentials, Nabeel is experienced in multiple Neurosurgical Board Exams and is the founder and director of the annual Comprehensive Clinical Neurosurgery Review Course – www.neurosurgeryreviewcourse.com. He has also started a unique, new format proactively teaching his residents in Antwerp on the basis of a dedicated weekly Neurosurgical School that has been well recognized at the European level. He has been invited as teaching faculty and speaker to multiple national and international cadaveric workshops, meetings and congresses, and is an American College of Surgeons member instructing teacher of Advanced Trauma Life Support.

Email: Dr.nabeel.alshafai@gmail.com

 Research Committee Chair - Radoslaw Rola (PL) (Show Profile)

Dr Radoslaw Rola graduated from Lublin University (Poland) School of Medicine in 1997 and directly joined the PhD program at the Department of Pathophysiology of Lublin University School of Medicine from 1997 to 2002 when he defended his PhD thesis. Subsequently he was enrolled in the neurosurgical training program at the Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery at Lublin University School of Medicine from which he graduated with honors (1st position in Poland on Board Certification Exams). Concomitantly, he completed fellowships at the Division of Neurosurgery, Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Lille (France) and Department of Neurosurgery, University of California, San Francisco (USA).

He began his clinical work in 2007 at the Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgery at Lublin University School of Medicine with a general neurosurgical practice and a special interest in the management of brain tumors and a research interest in brain tumors and implementation of ultrahigh-field MRI techniques in neurosurgery.

Dr Rola currently serves as an executive board member of the Polish Neurosurgical Society, Chair of the Section of Neurooncology of the Polish Neurosurgical Society, Chair of a Membership Committee of the Polish Neurosurgical Society and an Associate Editor of the Neurosurgery Section of the Polish Neurology and Neurosurgery Journal. He also serves on the editorial or advisory board of several journals, such as Radiation Research, Acta Neuropathologica, Radiotherapy and Oncology, European Journal of Neuroscience and others. He has been a member of the EANS Research Committee since 2009 and recently has been appointed as a Polish delegate to UEMS Section of Neurosurgery..

Email: rola.radoslaw@gmail.com

 Young Neurosurgeons Committee Chair - Florian Ringel (DE) (Show Profile)

No further info available.

Email: Florian.Ringel@lrz.tu-muenchen.de

In line with the constitutional changes agreed by the Open Executive Committee during the meeting in Tel Aviv in October 2013, the Board of officers will consist of the following voting members from 2015 onwards:

President Elect
Past President
Training Committee chairman 
Individual Membership committee chairman
Scientific Committee chairman
CME and Guidelines committee chairman

In addition to the voting members detailed above, the Board of Officers will also include the following non-voting members from 2015 onwards:

Editor in Chief of Acta Neurichirurgica
President of the UEMS Section of Neurosurgery
Executive Director of the EANS
Chairman of the Audit/Governance Committee
Training Committee Chairman Elect

The officers serve for a two year period, which can be extended for a maximum of one two-year term (except in the case of President Elect, President, Past President and Chair of the Training Committee). The maximum continuous period for which any officer can remain on the Board is six years, unless that officer assumes the position of President.