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Dear colleagues, dear friends, dear citizens

The XXIII congress of the European Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ESSFN) will take place in Edinburgh, Scotland on September 26-29, 2018, at The Royal College of Surgeons, a venue with over 500 years of rich surgical history.

The First Congress of the ESSFN was held in 1972 in Edinburgh. The 2018 congress will be the first ESSFN meeting jointly organised by neurosurgeons (Ludvic Zrinzo and Marwan Hariz from The National Hospital, Queen Square, London) and a psychiatrist, (Keith Matthews, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Dundee, Scotland). Hence, one of the main meeting topics will be neurosurgical approaches for psychiatric disorders. Leading neuroscientists, psychiatrists and neurosurgeons will be invited to discuss and debate the place of surgery in the treatment of depression, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome, anorexia nervosa and other mental disorders.

Pain, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders will also be major topics with discussion of the latest advances in clinical management, technology and scientific research. The ESSFN congress will also highlight non-stereotactic functional surgery in epilepsy, pain, spasticity and other conditions, as well as stereotactic non-functional neurosurgery for brain tumours, radiosurgery, and other stereotactic therapies.

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