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Dear all, It is unfortunately now evident that we will not be able to hold the 3rd EANS Trauma and Critical Care Update Meeting in December. We are now looking in to a new date for 2022.

3rd EANS Trauma and Critical Care Update Meeting

Globally, there is an increasing incidence of traumatic injuries to the brain and spinal cord. In the Western societies, traumatic brain injuries are the most common cause of death and persistent disabilities in young individuals.

Despite a lack of strong scientific evidence, scarcity of specific treatments and variations in clinical practice, there is considerable enthusiasm for the development of novel treatments and technologies for Neurotrauma patients.

The EANS (, European Association of Neurosurgical Societies, is the largest neurosurgical association in Europe and has numerous collaborations and affiliations throughout the world. The EANS is devoted to neurosurgical education and promoting neurosurgical research through collaborations with other societies including critical care, emergency medicine and radiology. The EANS Section of Trauma & Critical is one of the largest sections and is increasingly active, due to the large interest in neurotrauma across Europe.

The 1st EANS Trauma and Critical Care Update Meeting was held in conjunction with the ST Lucia celebrations in Lund, Sweden, in December 2018. Following this, a 2nd meeting was held in Messina, Sicily, in 2019. Due to the current epidemic, a meeting last year was not feasible. However, with ingoing vaccinations and an anticipated lift of travel restrictions after the summer, we feel that a meeting “in real life” should be possible at the end of the year.

This upcoming meeting will appeal to clinical specialists, as well as clinicians undergoing specialist training, in areas such as emergency medicine, neurosurgery, anesthesiology, intensive care, neurology, surgery, rehabilitation medicine, radiology, neuropsychology, clinical chemistry, and coagulation medicine.

Considering the central role of EANS, and is collaboration with many other societies, there are excellent possibilities to attract many visitors to this meeting. Recruitment of attendees is already in motion.

We aim to present a meeting that reflects the clinical reality. Hence, the meeting will have a clinical patient-oriented emphasis, and aim to present updates at the forefront or neurotrauma management. Topics will include Prehospital Care, ER management, Coagulation in Neurotrauma, Spinal Cord Injuries, Neurotrauma in Sports, Imaging in Neurotrauma, Neurobiomarkers, Neurointensive Care and Rehabilitation will reflect the multidisciplinary nature of neurotrauma.

The preliminary program is available now. The sessions topics include recent surgical advancements in the field, neurotrauma in sports, aspects of global neurotrauma and neurointensive care and long-term consequences following TBI. Also, we will arrange a session on emerging and novel strategies in TBI management and end with a special topic concerning TBI controversies and the challenges related to these.

Specially invited top international speakers will be present. Among these are Prof Andrew Maas, Prof Peter Hutchinson, Prof. Inga Körte, Prof Randy Chestnut, Prof David Menon and many more…..

As with the 1st EANS trauma and critical care meeting, we will host this meeting during the traditional Swedish St Lucia celebrations in Lund, Sweden. We hope that you will come and join us in Lund for this exciting meeting!

Warm regards,

Niklas Marklund och Johan Undén