The Walter E. Dandy Neurosurgical Society organizes the Medical Student World Congress of Neurosurgery Series, a milestone since 2021. These conferences provide valuable educational opportunities for medical students, featuring lectures, workshops, and interactive sessions with renowned neurosurgeons. Students can expand their knowledge, network with professionals, and stay updated on advancements in the field.
The first congress took place in Crete, Greece in 2021. Already at the first congress medical students, residents and neurosurgeons from more than 30 different countries gathered. The motto of the congress was “boundless thinking” and it offered space for disruptive technologies and perspectives on overcoming barriers in neurosurgery and beyond. Alongside keynote lectures, panel discussions and interactive workshops featuring well over twenty expert.
Among our speakers were Prof. Bernhard Meyer (Germany), Prof. Mehmet Zileli (Turkey), Prof. lype Cherian (India), Prof. Philippe Schucht (Switzerland), Dr. Breno Nery (Brasil), Dr. Raul Rincon-Navarro (Mexico), Prof. Andres Lozano (Canada) and many more. The Boundless Ingenuity Session was the spotlight on new inventions and novel concepts whereas the Boundless Diversity Session served as a forum topromote gender equity in neurosurgery.Thinking outside the box has laid the foundation for the success story of Medical Student World congresses for neurosurgery. A highlight of our congress was the gala dinner with all our participants in a breathtaking atmosphere and unforgettable conversations.
In 2022 the second Medical Student World Congress of Neurosurgery followed. It took place in Granada, Spain. Now students and neurosurgeons from over 40 different countries participated. The motto was “harmony in diversity” and gave space for highlighting the significance and power of multifariousness in both neurosurgery and beyond. With many groundbreaking lectures a unique insight into the world of neurosurgery was pictured.
We were proud to have our speakers inspiring the next generation of neurosurgeons: Prof. Peter Vajkoczy (Germany), Prof. Jörg- Christian Tonn (Germany), Dr. Alvaro Cordoba (Uruguay), Dr. Atilla Yilmaz (Turkey), Dr. Samer Elbabaa (USA), Prof. Roberto Herrera (Argentina), Dr. Meenakshi Pande (India), and Prof. Walter Stummer (Germany)….
It was a pleasure to attend the Granada Congress.I have witnessed a highlymotivated and enthusiastic next #NSGY generation. Congratulations!
Prof. Vajkoczy, Charité Berlin
I congratulate the organizers ofthe 2022 Medical World Student Congress of Neurosurgery for their passion, dedication, and perseverance. It was my honor to discuss strategies of future science with so many brilliant young minds.Prof. Schucht, Bern
3rd Medical Student World Congress of Neurosurgery
31st of Aug to the 2nd of Sep