Prof. William Harkness,
FRSC, President of ISPN

William Harkness is 2016-2017 President of the ISPN and is an Honorary Consultant Paediatric Neurosurgeon at The Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormond Street in London, UK, where he has worked for over 25 years.

He developed the Epilepsy Surgery service in Children at Great Ormond Street but also in adults at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, following his joint appointment in 1991.

He became a full time Paediatric Neurosurgeon in 2015 and has been on the Council of the Society of British Neurological Surgeons for two terms of office and has been an advisor to NHS England. He has also been on Committees of the ILAE and held several positions on the Executive Board of the ISPN.

Prof. G. Zuccaro,

Neurological Surgery Professor — Universidad de Buenos Aires

Neurological Surgery Consultant — Buenos Aires Children’s Hospital «Prof Dr Juan P Garrahan»

Past-President ISPN 


Dear All

On behalf of the International Society of International Neurosurgery (ISPN), I am very pleased to be able to invite you to the First Congress of Eurasian Association of Pediatric Neurosurgeons and International School for Pediatric Neurosurgeon, and the International Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery of ISPN that will be held in Minsk, Belarus, from November 29th until December 1st, 2017.

This Congress is an excellent opportunity to reunite with professionals from all over the world, and especially from Eurasia, to share, to debate, to look for areas of improvement and common goals for the well being of our young patients. Due to the enormous advances in our field of expertise, these chances to come together create milestones and higher standards of practice and perfection.

I highly look forward to visiting Minsk, a beautiful, vibrant city that shall serve as the backdrop to what will be an unforgettable congress and course.

And I look forward to seeing all of you there as well.


Best regards,

Graciela Zuccaro, M.D., Ph.D

Immediate Past-President ISPN 


Prof. Gianpiero Tamburrini,

It makes me special pleasure to participate at the upcoming ISPN course to be held in Minsk next November 29th -December 1st , 2017.  Interaction will be the main objective of the course, involving as much as possible all participants, both from the Faculty and attendants in discussions aimed to clear up all our visions on relevant pediatric neurosurgery topics, such as hydrocephalus , craniosynostosis, pediatric head injury, Chiari malformation , spina bifida and come back, all of us, at our daily activity with concepts that may complete our way both in the decision making process as well as in the way we perform pediatric neurosurgical procedures. I look forward to meeting as many as possible of you, for us  to join this Conference together

Prof. Pedro Ribeiro da Cuncha,
MD, PhD,




Medical School at the University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Medical Residency in Neurosurgery at Krankenhauszweckverband Augsburg Zentralklinikum (Prof. Dr. Med. Thomas Grumme), Augsburg, Germany.

Medical Residency in Pediatric Neurosurgery at University of Würzburg (Prof. Dr. Med. Nielsen Sörense)(From May to November/1991), Würzburg, Germany.

Postgraduate Course of Rescue Service, Bayerische Landesarztkammer, Augsburg, Germany.

Postgraduate Course of Pediatric Care, Instituto Materno Infantil de Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Title of Specialist in Neurosurgery by Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery, and Brazilian Medical Association.

Master’s degree in Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science, at Federal University of Pernambuco, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.

Postgraduate Course in Principles and Practice of Clinical Research , Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.
Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA.


Pediatric Neurosurgeon, Researcher and Preceptor of Neurosurgery Residence and Fellowship Program , Neurosurgery Department, Hospital da Restauração, Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil.


2006, October  —  Textbook: Neurocirurgia Infantil Latinoamericana, Volume I ( Pediatric Neurosurgery of Latin American, Volume 1), as Associated Editor, Edições Bagaço, 778 pages.

2010, October  —  Textbook: Neurocirurgia Infantil Latinoamericana, Volume II ( Pediatric Neurosurgery of Latin American, Volume 2), as Associated Editor, Editora Livro Rapido, 617 pages.


1993  —  Titular Member of Brasilian Society of Neurosurgery.

1999  —  Founding Member of the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

2001  —  Corresponding Member of the Peruvian Society of Neurosurgery.

2002/2004  —  Founding Member and First General Secretary of Pediatric Chapter of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery Society.

2003  —  Fellow of World Federation of Neurosurgical Society.

2003  —  Medal of Honor, Bolivian Society of Neurosurgery.

2003  —  Chairman of the V Brazilian Congress of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

2004/2006  —  Presidente of the Pediatric Chapter of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery Society.

2004  —  Honorary Member of the Ecuadorian Society of Neurosurgery.

2007  —  Star Insignia of  Education and Culture. A Acknowledgement of the Brazilian Academy of Neurosurgery.

2009  —  Chairman of the III Latin American Congress of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

2009  —  Star Insignia of Education. A Acknowledgement of the Latin American Federation of Neurosurgery Society.

2013  —  Titular Member and Member of Scientific Council of the Latin American Group of Neuroendoscopy.

Former President of the Brazilian Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (2015/2017)

2016  —  Chairman of the V Latin American Congress of Neuroendoscopy – GLEN. Recife (PE), Brazil, 15th – 17th/December/2016.

2017  —  Founding Member of the Latin American Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery.

Prof. Sergei Gorelyshev,
MD, PhD,
Дорогие друзья!
Уважаемые коллеги!
В этом году в Минске произойдёт историческое событие — впервые детские нейрохирурги Евразийского региона встретятся вместе, чтобы поделиться  опытом и укрепить дружеские связи. Я очень благодарен всем, кто в прошлом году откликнулся на наш призыв собраться в Москве и возродить Ассоциацию детских нейрохирургов. В этом году к ней планирует  присоединиться ещё несколько стран. 
Программа Съезда крайне насыщена:
Во-первых, пройдут официальные Курсы Всемирного общества по детской нейрохирургии  (ISPN), на которые приглашены самые уважаемые люди в нашей специальности со всего мира.
Во-вторых, пройдёт научная конференция, где каждому участнику будет предоставлено слово для  доклада. 
И, в заключение, самое главное — мы должны утвердить новый Устав Евразийской ассоциации детских нейрохирургов, выбрать следующего Президента и страну, где через 2 года состоится очередной Съезд. 
Создание нашей Ассоциации было воспринято Международным сообществом с пониманием и  поддержкой. В работе Съезда принимает участие Президент ISPN. Ассоциация станет отличным инструментом сотрудничества с нашими коллегами во всем мире. 
В сообществе детских врачей всегда царили взаимопонимание и дружба. Ждём всех в гостеприимном Минске!
До скорой встречи!

Доктор медицинских наук, профессор.

Главный специалист по детской нейрохирургии Минздрава России.

Заведующий 1 отделением детской нейрохирургии ФГАУ Научного медицинского исследовательского центра нейрохирургии имени академика Н.Н.Бурденко Минздрава России.

Профессор кафедры детской нейрохирургии ФГБОУ ДПО Российская медицинская академия непрерывного профессионального образования Минздрава России.

Вице-президент Всероссийского Общества по детской нейрохирургии.

Член комитета по детской нейрохирургии Всемирной Федерации Нейрохирургических Обществ (WFNS).

Член комитета по образованию Всемирной ассоциации детских нейрохирургов (ISPN).


Prof. Ricardo Santos de Oliveira,
MD, PhD,

Pediatric Neurosurgery — Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Associate Professor — School of Medicine of Ribeirao Preto University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
ISPN member
Minsk, the modern and beautiful capital of Belarus was choice to organize the 1st Congress of Eurasian
Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery. As a part of the Congress’s work is the convening of a session of the
official ISPN (International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery) education continuing course.
 The mission of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN) is the promotion of health in
our young patients. To support this we give our time, energy and dedication to support educational
During the International Continuing Course on Pediatric Neurosurgery there is a great exchange among
teachers from different countries and participants.
This also is a great chance to know other realities and to make new friendships.
Through the promotion of the course worldwide, we hope to build a common spirit among neurosurgeons
with pediatric interests, fostering the development of confidence, collaboration, and progress.

Ricardo Santos De Oliveira, MD, PhD.

Prof. Kenichi Nishiyama,

Chair, Department Neurosurgery, Niigata Medical Center, Japan. Treasurer IFNE

Dr. Kenichi Nishiyama trained as a neurosurgeon at University of Niigata, Japan, where he received his PhD in CSF physiology related to hydrocephalus. His clinical work has been mainly Pediatric Neurosurgery with a special interest in neuroendoscopic operations. His scientific interests are hydrocephalus, CSF disorders and technological development in image-based neurosurgery. Dr. Nishiyama is currently an Executive Board member of IFNE (Treasurer), a member of the Neuroendoscopy Committee of the WFNS and member of the Liaison Committee of ISPN. He has been active for instruction and supervision in educational courses throughout the world.

‘It is my great pleasure and honor to participate the ISPN course in Minsk. We will exchange scientific information and techniques including tips and tricks regarding pediatric neurosurgery in this course. Truly I am looking forward to meet you and wish for continued success of Eurasian Society for Pediatric Neurosurgey.’

Место проведения мероприятия

Renaissance Minsk Hotel, Беларусь,

Минск, проспект Дзержинского, 1Е