Appreciation Letter from the President

Dear friends and colleagues

It was a great pleasure and honor to welcome you and your families to the 12th ACNS conference and 2nd Interim meeting of WFSBS held in Dubai, 14-16 March 2018. On behalf the scientific  & organizing committees, I would like to extend our sincere appreciations to you for your valuable moral support and profound scientific contribution.

The highlights of the meeting were the well-attended pre-conference workshops on neuroanatomy & skull Base, Neuroendoscopy and the spine module, mentored by our great international faculties and sponsored by respected companies

The well diversed scientific program was conducted along the 3 days conference in three parallel sessions with about 300 attendees representing 75 nationalities and including 95 international speakers with more than 250 presentations.

The conference has attested Prof. T. Kanno, Prof. M. Samii and Prof. V. Dolenc as guests of honor. The conference recognized great international faculties as “ The magnificent 9” for their global contribution to education of young generation of neurosurgeons and promotion of contemporary neurosurgical practice.

My wife and I were extremely pleased to have the pleasure and honor to receive you as our special guests and felt we did have a wonderful neurosurgical family around us. We hope, you were able to enjoy the dynamic and mystic of Dubai, had a pleasant visit to UAE and a safe trip back home.

Warm greetings,


Imad N. Kanaan, MD, FACS, FRCS, Ed

President ACNS

Professor & Chairman


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