Hôtel Royal Tulip
Theme of the Congress
Welcome to Apns Maghrebin 2019
Abstract submission deadline extended
Deadline 15th February 2019
Dear Colleagues, dear friends
It gives me a great pleasure and honor to welcome you to the 3rd Arab Pediatric, 8th Maghrebin Neurosurgery joint conference which will be held in June 19th to 22nd 2019 in Tangier – Morocco.
Through the combined efforts, we will be hosting a selected group of international experts, not only from North Africa and Arab world, but also from all over the world to participate and share their input of experience and technical advancement in neurosurgery in general, and in pediatric neurosurgery in particular.
The aim of the meeting is to further strengthen North African and Arab neurosurgery and to bring us together once again to discuss the challenges and progress made in our different countries through a rich scientific program, preceded by the 10thWFNS Rabat reference center Course, organized in collaboration with the WFNS education and training committee.
The motto of the congress will be “Neurosurgery in transition”. In fact, our practice is dynamic and has changed greatly over the course of the last decades; the Tangier meeting will reflect on these topics and breakthrough that affect our daily practice.
You are invited to a very special city of the north of Morocco: Tangier, which is the cross road of two continents, seas and many civilizations, and where you will find a historic mixture of African, Arab and European culture, as well as a mixture of the ancient and the modern.
The organizing committee is working hard to produce a rich scientific and social program to ensure we all have a wonderful time.
Once again welcome to Tangier, to Morocco.
Abdessamad El Ouahabi
President of the congress
Dear Colleagues, dear friends
It gives me great pleasure to extend to you all a very warm welcome to the3rdArab Pediatric Neurosurgical Society (APNS) and 8th Maghrebian NeurosurgeryJoint Conference from 19thto 22ndof June 2019 to be held in Hôtel Royal Tulip, Tangiers, Morocco.
The congress will officially commenced on the 19th of June with a WFNS course for young African Neurosurgeons, and the scientific program will start on the 20th through the 22nd of June 2019.The congress will be held in the city of Tangiers, which is located in the northern part of Morocco, only miles away from Europe and holds a strong connection with it, and is accessible, by various means of transportation.
This year’s theme will be “Neurosurgery in transition”in which we would like to highlight the recent advancement in Neurosurgical practices such as minimal invasive surgery, molecular biology and immunotherapy in neuro oncology, robotics and artificial intelligence in neurosurgery in educational transition from the traditional learning to simulation.
This is part of our aim for continuous improvement and to maintain the high level of expertise, scientific knowledge and training programs. We hope that through this we can motivate everybody.
Before I close, I’d like to again to invite you to join us and bring your expertise to our gathering. You, as organization leaders, have the vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. You are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow, and we could not accomplish what we do without your support and leadership. My personal respect and thanks goes out to all of you.
I am looking forward seeing you in the 3rdAPNS Meeting and 8thMaghrebianNeurosugery Conference. Save the date.We promise it to be a most stimulating and enjoyable event!
The conference is in Conjunction with the 28th Moroccan Congress of Neurosurgery and the 10th Congress of the Moroccan Society of Spine and Spinal Cord Surgery.
Essam A. Al Shail, MD, IFAANS
President, Arab Pediatric Neurosurgical Society (APNS)
Professor, Al Faisal University
Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Department of Neurosciences
King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Centre, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Dear Friends and colleagues,
It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to the 8th congress of the Maghrebian Federation of Neurosurgery in a joint meeting with the 3rd Arab Pediatric Neurosurgical Society.
This congress will take place on the 19th through the 22nd of June 2019 in the beautiful city of tangiers, ideally located in the crossroad of Europe and Africa, and surfing both the Atlantic and Mediterranean seas. It is a wonderful city, with a welcoming warm weather all over the year.
During this meeting, many topics will be discussed including neurotrauma, neuro-oncology, stereotaxic surgery, vascular surgery and so on…
I would like to invite all of you, on behalf of the Maghrebian federation of neurosurgery, to join us and participate to this gathering.
I would also thank the Moroccan Society of Neurosurgery for being constantly involved in organizing such a high level scientific events.
Thank you and hope to meet you soon in Tangiers
Pr Salihy Sidi Mohammed
Chairman of the Neurosurgery department in Nouakchott University Hospital Center
President of the Mauritanian Society of Neurosurgery
President of the Maghrebian Federation of Neurosurgery