11-13 October, Dublin, Ireland

Welcome Messages

Welcome Message of the Local Hosts

Dear colleagues,
It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the annual meeting of EUROSPINE 2017 in Dublin and offer you a Cead Mile Failte go hEireann or a hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland.

The Dublin conference centre is centrally placed in our capital city which offers many historical, cultural and entertainment activities. There are many hotels within walking distance or a short tram or taxi ride away.

The overall scientific programme will take the familiar form that has been established over the last few years. This has been successful in advancing our spinal society meeting to the highest international standards. You can be sure of advancing your knowledge and renewing old and making new contacts.

October is the start of the winter in Ireland with temperatures varying between 5°C and 15°C. It is likely to be changeable and possibly wet (60% chance). It was no accident that the Romans called Ireland Hibernia (Latin for winter). You can be assured however of a warm welcome. Dublin has become a very popular tourist centre so it is easy to arrange addi onal excursions or activities as required.

So we would invite you to come and be educated, refreshed and entertained. The EUROSPINE Network Experience @ Guinness Storehouse will give you an opportunity to sample some of the best aspects of Irish music, refreshment and entertainment in a convivial multi centre space.

Yours sincerely,
Your local hosts,

Ciaran Bolger, consultant neurosurgeon
Frank Dowling, consultant orthopaedic surgeon

Welcome Message of the President

Dear EUROSPINE Members, Colleagues and Guests,

It would be an honour to welcome you to the upcoming EUROSPINE Annual Meeting, taking place in the beautiful historical city of Dublin in 2017.

EUROSPINE is the largest spine society in Europe, having grown from 452 to over 1,000 members since 2010. 24 national European societies have joined EUROSPINE through EuSSAB, further increasing our membership base by approximately 6,800 associate members. This success is testament to our strength as an organization on an international level, with an important impact on clinical care, education, research, communication and knowledge transfer. The EUROSPINE Annual Meeting attracts several thousand participants from more than 80 countries who want to learn about improving spine care for patients through the latest advances in research and clinical findings, and who enjoy networking with the best and the brightest in spine research and care.

The 2017 EUROSPINE Annual Meeting is the international spine forum which will cover topics such as:
• The European Spine Course Diploma (ESCD) education programme
• Our advanced Spine Course Diploma for lifelong learning (launched in 2015/2016)
• Applying for EUROSPINE Task Force Research Grant
• Applying for a fellowship to improve your clinical or research skills
• Spine Tango: a Europe-wide Spine Registry
• And so much more!
Visit the exhibition for a first-hand experience with state-of-the-art research and the latest technologies. Talk to your colleagues, make new friends and be part of a great network. Above all, enjoy the presentations, posters, abstracts, and debates on controversial issues.

If you are interested in learning about the best in spine medicine which Europe (and the world) has to offer, then Dublin is the place to be in October 2017. I look forward to meeting you there!


Professor Margareta Nordin
President of EUROSPINE 2017

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