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Conference Venue

Our colleagues at the Walton Centre, Liverpool are delighted to be hosting the SBNS Autumn meeting in September 2017 and have chosen the newly refurbished Georgian warehouse, that is now the Titanic Hotel, for the conference venue. The hotel's recent transformation has been much acclaimed and it is located in Liverpool's Stanley Dock, a World Heritage Site. The Hotel has fantastic accommodation and conference facilities and is easily accessible.

Please download the Conference App


For this meeting we are continuing to use a Conference App which  is available to all SBNS members and delegates for downloading  prior to the meeting and it will contain all relevant information about the meeting: venue, programme, sponsors, social events, etc. Best of all, it is accessible from all devices with an internet browser: smartphones, tablets, laptops, and even desktops. Click on the the link above to instantly access app.  It can be downloaded to any smart phone, IPad or computer and will also work offline.  Please note it will be regularly updated so always press the refressh button everytime you access it. The App Guide will help you to download it onto your device and also help you navigate through it and how to use it.

The SBNS is moving into the 21st Century and going green at the same time as there will not be a printed programme. However, you can download a paper copy of a programme at a glance and full programme by clicking on the Academic Programme tab to your right.

A conference app will be available for downloading in August 2017 and will contain all the information you need for the meeting. The SBNS is going green and we will not be providing paper copies of the programme.

Please click on the tabs on the right-hand menu for more details about the meeting.


Invited Guests

We are pleased to announce that the Continental Association of African Neurosurgical Societies (CAANS) will be our invited guests. In acknowledgement of this, the Life Long Learning Session on Wednesday morning will be on CNS Infection, a condition that is prevalent in the African continent.  We are also honoured to have Professor Graham Fieggen, Chair of the Congress of African Associations of Neurosurgeons (Cape Town SA), deliver the Geoffrey Jefferson Lecture. 

The SBNS will be awarding a  £1,000 bursary to each of the 6 top scoring abstract submissions from African trainees to help towards their registration, travel and accommodation expenses.

Pre Meeting Course

The meeting officially starts on Wednesday 20th September but on the 18th and 19th September we will be running a two day cadaveric neurosurgical training course at the Human Anatomy Resource Centre in Liverpool.  See Academic Programme tab for more details.

Sub-specialty Meeting

On Tuesday afternoon, the British Neurovascular Group will be joining the meeting and hosting a half day meeting from 12:30 - 17:30.  More details can be found on the Sub-Specialty tab on the right-hand menu.

Attending SBNS meetings is an excellent opportunity to fulfil external CPD for appraisal and revalidation, as well as being a great chance to network and meet up with friends and colleagues during the social events.

The abstract submission line will close on the 22nd May 2017 - please click on the Asbtract Submission tab on the right hand menu to submit.

The Welcome Reception, on Wednesday evening, will be held at the Beatles Story so you can enjoy a Hard Day's Night learning all about the Fab Four whilst sipping on a few drinks and the more formal gala dinner, on Thursday evening, will be in the vast Neogothic Liverpool Anglican Cathedral.  

Please check this site for regular updates in the lead up to the meeting.

As usual there will be an extensive sponsors exhibition running throughout the meeting.  If you wish to exhibit at the meeting please contact Alix Gordon  or click on the Sponsorship tab to download a prospectus.

We look forward to welcoming you to Liverpool in the Autumn. 



Last Updated: 16 March 2018