Welcome Letter

The Israel Neurosurgery Society is honored to be chosen to host the 16th Congress of the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS) on 5-8 September, 2022 in Jerusalem, Israel. The Organizing Committee and the Scientific Program Committee are planning exciting scientific and cultural programs for all registrants, from training residents to senior neurosurgeons. 

Jerusalem is a unique city, with a continuous history of over 3000 years, from the time of the legendary King David to the current times. It is the home of the three monotheistic religions, with a history and atmosphere that permeates the environment and is present in every step. It is truly a city where history informs the present.

The Asian Australasian Society of Neurosurgeons represents 60% of the world’s neurosurgeons, who treat over 60% of the world’s population from extra-ordinary diverse areas. The AACNS, therefore, has an important responsibility to present the most relevant and current trends in clinical neurosurgery. As such, the program will cover the whole range of clinical neurosurgery, with special emphasis on controversial  issues, and standards of neurosurgical care.  The program will involve formal lectures from recognized international experts and also workshops, debates, case discussions and small group meetings, especially emphasizing interaction with the attendees. Very practical “how I do it sessions” have been planned as well as important sessions on neurosurgery complications and complication avoidance. The committee has also arranged for some of the world’s leading figures, to provide updates on the scientific basis of our profession.

All attendees will have the opportunity to experience the amazing rich social, historical and cultural environment of both Jerusalem and Israel. An exciting cultural program has been organized to ensure that all registrants have the opportunity to be enriched by the unforgettable experience of being in Israel. There will be numerous opportunities to visit the extra-ordinary Old city of Jerusalem, and the Israel Museum which houses the dead sea scrolls as well as the important religious sites such as the Mount of Olives, the Temple Mount, and also to travel to many other historical areas such as the Sea of Galilee, the crusader castles of Acre… or just relax by the sea in the exciting modern vibrant city of Tel Aviv.

The Organizing Committee make one definite promise to all registrants…this will be a meeting that will not only inform you about modern neurosurgery, and  give you an opportunity to meet up and interact with your colleagues from the very diverse areas of the Asian Australasian region, but it will leave with you an unforgettable experience of being in Israel, a country where history really does meet the future. 

Yigal Shoshan

President 16th AACNS

Shlomi Constantini

Chair, Organising Committee

Andrew Kaye

Chair, Scientific program Committee