On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee, it is my great pleasure and honor to invite you to attend the 12th Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons Conference to be held in Dubai in 2018. This will inaugurate the first ACNS Conference to be held in this region of Asia. It reflects the close collaboration with World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and adjoined with the 2nd Interim Meeting of World Federation of Skull Base Societies.
This comprehensive international academic endeavor will focus on teaching and education of young neurosurgeons toward excellence in patient care with the motto “inspiration & innovation”. It will encompass special lectures by distinguished guest speakers, panel discussion, workshops, and video presentations among other scientific activities that will infuse the contributions of young neurosurgeons with a focus on multidisciplinary approaches and contemporary evidence-based clinical practice. I am proud of and honored by the global collaboration with leading societies and organizations. I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for their anticipated profound scientific contributions.
The conference will provide an excellent milieu for academic inspiration; it will be complemented by a state-of-the art exhibition and sponsored by leading companies in the field of medical and surgical technology. Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city that offers an attractive cultural experience with unique opportunities to appreciate the fusion of its mystic history and modernism.
Imad N. Kanaan, MD, FACS, FRCS (Edin.)
President, ACNS Conference 2018