Dear EUROSPINE members, colleagues and guests,

It would be an honour to welcome you to the upcoming EUROSPINE annual meeting, taking place from 11-13 October 2017 in the beautiful historical city of Dublin.

EUROSPINE is now the largest spine society in Europe, having grown from 452 to over 1,000 members since 2010. What’s more, in the past two years, 25 national European societies have joined EUROSPINE through EuSSAB, further increasing our membership base by approximately 6,850 associate members.

This success is testament to our strength as an organisation on an international level, with an important impact on clinical care, education, research, communication and knowledge transfer. The EUROSPINE annual meeting attracts several thousand participants from more than 80 countries who want to learn about improving spine care for patients through the latest advances in research and clinical findings, and who enjoy networking with the best and the brightest in spine research and care.

The 2017 EUROSPINE annual meeting is the international spine forum which will cover diversified topics such as the European Spine Course Diploma (ESCD) education programme, applying for Task Force Research Grants and Fellowships to improve your clinical or research skills, or Spine Tango: a Europe-wide Spine Registry, and so much more.

Visit the exhibition for a first-hand experience with state-of-the-art tools and the latest knowledge.

Talk to your colleagues, make new friends and be part of a great network. Above all, enjoy the presentations, posters, abstracts, and debates on controversial issues.

The agenda is set by the EUROSPINE Programme Committee based on surveys and direct membership feedback and careful screening of abstracts. We are shaping the EUROSPINE meetings together with you, our Society’s strongest asset.

We are delighted to announce that we have two formidable local hosts 2017. Former EUROSPINE President, true Irishman, former astronaut and neurosurgeon – the respected Ciaran Bolger will share the history, the stories, the culture and beauty of Dublin, together with our colleague Frank Dowling, a longstanding contributor to our societies’ educational activities.

If you are interested in learning about the best in spine care that Europe (and the world) has to offer, then Dublin is the place to be in October 2017. I look forward to meeting you there!


Margareta Nordin
EUROSPINE President 2016-2017

Dear colleagues,

It gives us great pleasure to invite you to the annual meeting of EUROSPINE 2017 in Dublin and offer you a Cead Mile Failte go hEireann or a hundred thousand welcomes to Ireland.

The Dublin conference centre is centrally placed in our capital city which offers many historical, cultural and entertainment activities. There are many hotels within walking distance or a short tram or taxi ride away.

The overall scientific programme will take the familiar form that has been established over the last few years. This has been successful in advancing our spinal society meeting to the highest international standards. You can be sure of advancing your knowledge and renewing old and making new contacts.

October is the start of the winter in Ireland with temperatures varying between 5°C and 15°C. It is likely to be changeable and possibly wet (60% chance). It was no accident that the Romans called Ireland Hibernia (latin for winter). You can be assured however of a warm welcome. Dublin has become a very popular tourist centre so it is easy to arrange additional excursions or activities as required.

So we would invite you to come and be educated, refreshed and entertained. The EUROSPINE Network Experience @ Guinness Storehouse will give you an opportunity to sample some of the best aspects of Irish music, refreshment and entertainment in a convivial multicentre space.

Yours sincerely,

Your local hosts,

Ciaran Bolger
consultant neurosurgeon

Frank Dowling
consultant orthopaedic surgeon