European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) Training Courses

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 Spine Course that will take place September 13-16, 2020 in Iasi, Romania. AANS residents accepted to this course will join the cohort of EANS residents for the Spine Course only.

The AANS will fund round-trip economy travel to Isai, Romania 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 January 6, 2020 to be considered.


Two (2) AANS residents will be selected to attend this course. Decisions will be announced by February 28, 2020.

Application Deadline:

  • January 6, 2020


  • Iasi, Romania


  • September 13-16, 2020

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