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" It is with much regret that we are having to postpone our Dundee Spring Conference to the new dates of 22-24 September 2021. We plan to run a virtual meeting instead on the 15-16 April 2021, more information about this will be available shortly"

Any abstracts recently submitted will be accessed in the usual way and if selected will be included in the virtual meeting. 

We are also pleased to announce that the Canadian Neurosurgical Society (CNSS), will be joining us as invited guests.  

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.  The Life Long Learning Session on Wednesday morning will also be on CSF.  

The 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”.  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 also hope to include breakfast seminars on Thursday and Friday.

As well as an extensive academic programme we also 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 will open in May 2021

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: 9 April 2021

Host Unit

Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee



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