Welcome Message from President

Dear Friends,

It gives us great pleasure in welcoming you to the Joint Meeting of the 15th Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgery and the 68th Annual Conference of the Neurological Society of India to be held from December 5th – 8th, 2019 in Mumbai.

This is the first time that the Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AACNS), the 4-yearly Congress of our continental society, the Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons, will be held India. The Neurosurgical Community of India is leaving no stone upturned to make this a memorable meeting and has thus joined the 68th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) along with the 15th AACNS. We are delighted that the International Meningioma Society (IMS) will also be joining us with their Congress. The World Academy of Neurological Surgery’s Interim Meeting (a Members only meeting) will precede our Congress from December 3rd – 4th, 2019.

It is our pleasure to welcome our Guest Societies – the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) and the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS) and we hope that this will be ‘The’ Neurosurgery Congress of 2019. 100 Young Neurosurgeons would be offered complimentary registration and accommodation on twin sharing basis. Interested delegates can visit the conference website www.aasns.nsi2019.org for further information..

The theme of this congress is ‘Towards One World’. In spite of the tremendous progress in the field of neurosurgery in our continent, the standard of care is still very variable. Our goal is to have uniform standard of care across the continent. We can make the next decade, the decade of AASNS. Let us do it! As Mahatma Gandhi had said “It is health that is real wealth and not piece of gold and silver.”

The congress, no doubt, will be memorable and lively in Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. Cosmopolitan and safe, Mumbai has something for everybody – gorgeous beaches, sea side restaurants, great architecture and outstanding museums. Well-connected both by land and air, Mumbai is easy to reach from within India as well as from anywhere in the world. For the tourist minded neurosurgeon, there are plenty of options, from short trips of hours to weeks of remarkable memories.

So, come one, come all, join us to make this Congress ‘One World’, a world that is truly “Flat”.



Basant Misra

President, Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons &

President, Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgery