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Welcome to the SBNS Autumn Meeting Page #SBNSDUNDEE2021.  We are hoping it will 3rd time lucky for the Dundee Meeting and we can eventually hold this meeting in the beautiful city of Dundee  as orignally planned back in 2020 .  Sadly due to travel restrictions our  invited guests,  the Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS), will not be joining us.  We hope they will join us some time in the future when travel restrictions are lifted.

We still have an exciting and varied programme planned.....

The Cerebrospinal Fluid Group (CSF), led by Mr Richard Edwards, will also be joining the meeting and will be hosting a sub-specialty group meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the conference venue. All delegates are welcome to attend.  ThUpdatee Life Long Learning Session on Wednesday morning will also be on CSF with home grown and international speakers who are experts in this field.  

The RCS Hunterian and Arris & Gale Lectures, which have been awarded to SBNS members Hani Marcus and Aminul Ahmed, will be presented during the meeting:
“The Application of Robotics to Keyhole Transcranial Endoscopic Microsurgery” & “Using Stem Cells for Traumatic Brain Injury” respectively. 
Both are fascinating topics and should not be missed.  There will also be several eponymous guest lectures,  plenary talks by renowned speakers and Free Paper Sessions (oral and poster) from the abstracts submitted. We hope to include breakfast seminars on Thursday and Friday.

There will also be a legal debate on Friday morning and updates on the new Neurosurgical Curriculum on Thursday afternoon.

The SBNS AGM will also be held during the meeting on Thursday afternoon and the BNTA will host their business meeting in parallel.

As well as an extensive academic programme we have some wonderful social events planned. The welcome reception on Wednesday will be at the  Discovery Point Museum which centres around Captain Scott of the Antarctic's Dundee built ship RRS Discovery and the more formal black tie (kilts desirable, but optional!) gala dinner will be held in the newly built Victoria and Albert Museum with its stunning architecture.   For more details please click on the Social Events tab.

An extensive trade exhibition will be held throughout the meeting with neurosurgical companies exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Several neuro related charities will also have stands in the exhibition so please take the time to pay them a visit and show your support.

Our Hosts look forward to welcoming you to the beautiful City of Dundee and extending a warm Scottish welcome to you all.

Abstract Submission

The Abstract line is now closed and the abstracts are being marked and selected. 

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

Conference App

The conference app will be available for downloading in August 2021.

The SBNS have gone green and we will not be providing paper copies of the programme. The app will have everything you need for the meeting.  

If you wish to exhibit at the meeting please contact Alix Gordon  more information including the meeting prospectus is available on the sponsors tab.
We look forward to welcoming you to Dundee in September. 


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Last Updated: 17 September 2021

Host Unit

Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee



Want to find out more about what you can do and see in the beautiful city of Dundee?

Click here  pdf_icon.gif  The bureau have also prepared a video for you to watch.

Destination Film titled:  Visit Dundee and Angus

To visit the dedicated Dundee and Angus information page about our meeting click here