Welcome Letter


​Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to announce the 45th Annual Meeting of the International Society
for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), which will be held in Denver, USA on October 8-12,

We live in an exciting time for neurosurgery, with tremendous strides coming in the
technologies we apply in our practices and in our abilities to collaborate with each other to
advance our field. Equally important are the insights we gain through intense interactions
with scientists and clinicians in other disciplines. We hope to follow the precedent set
in previous meetings by highlighting these advancements, with a lively and vigorous
discussion of the state of pediatric neurosurgery, and how it can be strengthened.

The city of Denver is safe and vibrant, with a lively, large and walkable downtown. It
was voted the “Best city to live in” this year, by U.S. News & World Report. The meeting
hotel has superb facilities. Many of Denver’s best r​estaurants and attractions, including
world class museums and the performing arts complex, can be reached on foot from the
venue. Colorado is one of the most beautiful places in the USA and is home to some of
its most famous national parks, including Rocky Mountain National Park, which recently
celebrated its 100th anniversary. The Denver International Airport is a major hub with
excellent connections both nationally and internationally. The newly opened light rail
train system will take conference participants straight from the airport to downtown.
And October is one of the best times of year to visit Colorado and take advantage of the
beauty of the state.

We will spare no effort to make your visit to Colorado an unforgettable one and invite you
to join us in a program that will further all of our efforts to better the care we give to our
young patients.

Michael H. Handler M.D.
Professor, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine
Chairman of the 45th Annual Meeting of the ISPN

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