Regarding the scientific content of the annual meeting, we will focus on the paradigm shift in neurosurgery, which affects all subdisciplines of our field. At the interfaces of neurosurgery with neighbouring disciplines, a continuous development and change of interaction is taking place. It is important that we, as a society of neurosurgeons, have an impact on this evolution in order to position our discipline in the most constructive way. Since this is a general challenge, we refrained from defining sub-themes for our meeting. In our opinion, our highly specialized profession has all assets to meet the requirements of personalisation and precision medicine throughout the entire field.
The annual meeting in Cologne will be a joint meeting together with the Hellenic Neurosurgical Society, with which we already have a close and pleasant cooperation. We are truly looking forward to welcoming many of our Hellenic colleagues at our joint meeting.