European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) - Training Course Focused on Tumor

The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) together with the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation (NREF) are pleased to collaborate with the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) to provide AANS residents PGY 4 and above the opportunity to further their neurosurgical knowledge and forge friendships among their European counterparts. EANS has opened placements in its European Training Courses in Neurosurgery cycles to AANS residents.

Since 1970, the European Training Courses have a long tradition of providing resident neurosurgical education through 4-day courses that cycle through the key topics of Vascular Neurosurgery, Tumor, Head Injury/Functional, and Spine/Peripheral Nerves.

Applications are currently being accepted for the Tumor Course that will take place from February 2 – 5, 2020 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. AANS residents accepted to this course will join the Cycle 2 cohort of EANS residents for the Tumor Course only.

The AANS will fund round-trip economy travel to Sarajevo from the resident’s U.S. or Canada-based home program and visa costs if needed. The EANS will fund course expenses, including registration, course meals, and shared accommodations. Residents will need to cover any additional expenses, including, but not limited to taxis and entertainment. Residents may extend their time in Europe as long as their airfare is equal or less in value than round-trip economy travel for courses dates.

Applicants must be a PGY 4-7 in good standing when the course occurs, be a member of the AANS in good standing, and be able to obtain a country specific visa if required for travel. A complete application, curriculum vitae (CV), and letters of recommendation must be submitted by the due date July 1, 2019 to be considered.


Decisions will be announced by August 30, 2019.

  • Number of AANS Residents Accepted Cycle 2 (Spring): 2
  • Number of Total Residents in Cycle 2 (Spring): 180
  • Number of AANS Residents Accepted Cycle 2 (Spring): 2
  • Number of Total Residents in Cycle 2 (Spring): 180


  • Sarajevo, Bosnia, and Herzegovina


  • February 2 – 5, 2020

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