Welcome note

Dear Colleagues,

A year after Wilhelm Tönnis founded the German Society for Neurosurgery in 1950, the DGNC held a conference in Stuttgart as part of the Annual Conference of the Society of German Neurologists and Psychiatrists. After more than 70 years (!), the Annual Congress of the German Society of Neurosurgery is finally coming back to the capital of Baden-Württemberg. Together with co-president Oliver Ganslandt, I would like to invite you to the 74th annual conference of the German Society of Neurosurgery from June 25th to 28th 2022, in Stuttgart. Congress venue will be the International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS) directly at the Stuttgart airport, which offers very convenient travel options and provides us with excellent opportunities for our meetings. The city of Stuttgart offers an outstanding framework for the social program and evening events. Let us convince you to come and experience an exciting annual meeting!

The Tübingen-Stuttgart region offers as the geographical and economic center of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg with strong and innovative industry, with the world center for medical technology in Tuttlingen, and the Cyber ​​Valley of Artificial Intelligence in Tübingen, excellent stimulation for one of the main topics of the congress - innovative technologies. Furthermore, we will focus on the main topics: neuro-oncology, pediatric neurosurgery, vascular neurosurgery and skull base surgery. For free topics and all other sub-specialties of neurosurgery we will provide sufficient room. Five special plenary sessions will highlight the interfaces to our neighboring specialties, and numerous sessions and exclusive lunch seminars will inspire you!

Partner Societies will be the Brazilian Society of Neurosurgery as well as Pediatric Neurosurgery, and the Portuguese Society of Neurosurgery, with whom we have historically strong and friendly ties. We are very pleased that a large number of Brazilian and Portuguese colleagues will enrich our congress.

Last but not least, I would like to thank our local organizing committee and our congress organization Conventus, who are already working intensively on the process and the scientific framework of our annual conference.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Stuttgart next summer!

Prof. Dr. med. Marcos S. Tatagiba
Congress President DGNC 2023