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Specialty: Neurosurgery
Dates: From Oct, 23, 2016 to Oct, 27, 2016
Location: Kobe, JAPAN
Type: Meeting
Registration Cost: From 650 to 850 USD
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Kobe Portopia Hotel

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Event Overview
Welcome message:

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to announce the 44th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), which will be held in KOBE on October 23-27, 2016.

This is the third occasion for the Japanese Society for pediatric Neurosurgery (JSPN) to host this important meeting in Japan. The first annual meeting of ISPN was held in Tokyo hosted by Professor Matsumoto S in 1973, and 30th annual meeting was held in Kyoto hosted by Professor Sato K & Professor Oi S in 2002. 

In recent years, we are seeing tremendous changes such as the application of molecular biology to pediatric CNS tumor and congenital malformation, technical development of imaging diagnosis and advancement of prenatal diagnosis and tratment. These changes might bring a new era of breakthroughs and advances in diagnosis, treatment, management and ethics of pediatric Neurosurgery. In order to open up this new era, world–wide cooperative study will become more important, but we have to achieve this aim by respecting differences among us, differences of cultures, races and countries. Therefore, the theme of this annual meeting will be “Collaboration, honoring diversity”.

Kobe is a city having a unique style with an exotic atmosphere. It has flourished as an international port since old days and its culture has been greatly influenced by foreign cultures. And Kobe is also famous for its surprising recovery from the Great Hanshin-Awaji earthquake on January 1995. And noteworthy for us, KOBE is the birth place of Japanese society for pediatric neurosurgery

We will do our best to make ISPN 2016 an unforgettable one for all the participants. We hope that you will enjoy the exciting scientific and social events that we are now planning.

We sincerely look forward to see you in Kobe.

Mami Yamasaki MD,PhD

President of 44th Annual Meeting of the ISPN

The Japanese Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery

AIJINKAI Healthcare Corporation, Takatsuki General Hospital


Dear Pediatric Neurosurgeons!

You won’t want to miss this!

Professor Yamasaki and the local organising committee of ISPN 2016 are planning a fabulous meeting in Kobe, with a star-studded faculty of invited speakers to match:

- Koichi Ichimura (Tokyo, Japan) Neuro-oncology

- Maximilian Muenke (NIH, USA) Craniofacial molecular biology

- Hideyuki Okano (Tokyo, Japan)Stem cells

- Stefan Pfister (Heidelberg, Germany) Neuro-oncology

- Ritsuko Pooh (Osaka, Japan) Prenatal diagnosis

- James T Rutka (Toronto, Canada) Neuro-oncology and Epilepsy

- Sergio Valenzuela (Santiago, Chile) Neuro-oncology

- Shinya Yamada (Japan) Neuro-imaging

Special sessions are planned on various topics, including:

- Hemispheral low grade glioma

- DIPG: to biopsy or not? A Clash of the Titans

- Myelocystocele

- Education in pediatric neurosurgery

- Nursing the pediatric neurosurgical patient

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Late Registration From: 2016-08-23 To: 0--
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ISPN members
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Group Registrations:

Group registrations not allowed

Accompanying Persons:

Accompanying persons not allowed

Registration Documents:
Letter of invitation:
We don’t provide letter of invitation
Letter of confirmation:
We don’t provide Letter of Confirmation
Proof of professional / educational status:
We don’t need Proof of professional/educational status
Online Abstract Submission:

We don’t accept Online Abstracts


Kobe Portopia Hotel

10-1 6 Chrome Minatojima Nakamachi, Chuo-ku 650-0046, Kobe - JAPAN

Scientific Content Up to Date
Submission Info

On behalf of the Scientific Committee of the ISPN, thank you for submitting your work for presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting in Kobe, Japan. We have an on-line submission and evaluation process administered by Kenes; please take take a moment to read the following simple guidelines.

All abstracts must be submitted on-line through the abstract submission system. Abstracts that are sent via e-mail or fax will not be included in the abstract assessment process by the Scientific Committee.

Abstract submission deadline has been extened until April 18, 2016. Kindly note that the abstract submission system will be closed after this deadline.

Abstract Submission Guideline

* Please understand that time in the program is limited and it is not fair for any author to give multiple platform presentations. Presenting authors are welcome to submit more than one abstract but it is likely only one abstract per author will be selected for platform presentation.

* The presenting author assumes full responsibility for the contents of the abstract and must ensure that all other authors have approved the abstract before submission.

* The presenting author will be required to register for the congress in order to have acceptance of the abstract confirmed.

Preparation of Abstracts

Accepted abstracts will be scored by the scientific committee and those accepted for oral (platform or flash) presentation are published in the society’s official journal Childs’ Nervous System. Since there will be no editing of the abstracts prior to scoring, authors are required to avoid typing errors, misordering of names, incorrect spelling etc as these create a negative impression for reviewers.

* All abstracts must be submitted in English.

* Category: A main category (see below) that is relevant for your abstract must be selected during the submission process. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the category during the abstract assessment process.

* Presentation type: As usual, abstracts will be considered either for

- oral: platform [8 minutes]

- oral: flash [3 minutes]

- poster

* Presentation and you should indicate your preference during the submission process. The Scientific Committee reserves the right to change the presentation type according to the requirements of the scientific programme.

* Title: Abstract title can contain a maximum of 25 words.

* Author(s): First and last names, institutions, and e-mail addresses of the authors must be fully indicated correctly and in the right order. Accepted abstracts will be published in Childs’ Nervous System with the indicated author and institution names without making any adjustments.

* Institution(s): The institution(s) of the authors should be indicated fully with the “department” and “institution” names while avoiding any abbreviations such as Dept., Inst., Hosp., etc.. The institution and city should be written in lower case while the initials of each word are written in capitals (eg The Hospital for Sick Children). 

* Abstract text: Abstract text should not exceed 300 words. The title of the abstract, authors’ names, institutions and key words are not included in this limit.

* The abstract should have four sections:

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General Info

Contact: Mojca Rodic , Congress Organizer , Kenes Turkey

Phone: 011-90-212-299-9984


Organising Agency

Contact: Mojca Rodic , Congress Organizer , Kenes Turkey

Phone: 011-90-212-299-9984


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