Dear colleagues and friends,
It is my honor, privilege and pleasure to invite you to the upcoming 5th Annual Meeting of Serbian Neurosurgical Society with international participation “Neurovascular supersessions: Exo? Endo? Hybrid? Quo vadis?” which will be held in Kragujevac, Serbia, on October 24th-27th, 2019.
We are pleased that the 5th Annual Meeting of Serbian Neurosurgical Society will be held as a joint venture with EANS Section for Vascular Neurosurgery, Hungarian Neurosurgical Society and Japan Neurosurgical Society, Section for Vascular Neurosurgery, in conjunction with Croatian Society for Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery and Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society.
Cerebrovascular diseases represent the second most common cause of the mortality and morbidity. Vascular neurosurgery, as an area that includes surgical treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations AVM), cavernous angiomas and other vascular pathological brain formations, requires a combination of decision making process, intensive care, microsurgical skills and advanced surgical technologies. Successful treatment of brain vascular anomalies has always been a challenging venture for which it is necessary to use a multidisciplinary approach and a multidisciplinary team of experts.
Serbian Neurosurgical Society is delighted that The Fifth Annual Meeting of Serbian Neurosurgical Society will feature renowned international and national experts from the field of vascular neurosurgery, who will gather together in Kragujevac, in order to improve the quality of neurosurgical service and education today, for the sake of a better tomorrow.
Thereby we are also marking three important anniversaries 96 years since the founding of neurosurgery in Serbia, 81 years of the Clinic of Neurosurgery at the Clinical Center of Serbia and 35 years of the Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Center of Kragujevac.
In many ways the city of Kragujevac can be called “the first in Serbia” - it was the first capital of the modern Serbian state and the first gymnasium and the lyceum, the forerunner of the University of Belgrade, were founded in this beautiful city, as well as the first court, theater, newspaper, pharmacy, picture gallery, museum and library.
The host city of Kragujevac is a significant economic, cultural, educational and health center of Sumadija and it is well known for its hospitality. I am confident that this event will open new perspectives and result in a memorable mind and soul enriching interprofessional and interpersonal exchange.
It is my great pleasure to invite you to share your expert opinions and perspectives and participate in this event.
Prof. Dr. Lukas Rasulic
Honorary President of the Meeting
President of the Serbian Neurosurgical Society
President of the Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society





Dear colleagues and friends,
It is a pleasure and honor to welcome you to this joint Neurovascular Session within the 5th Annual Meeting of our Serbian Neurosurgical friends. Lukas Rasulic has made a great effort to gather a renowned international faculty to discuss the presence and future of Neurovascular Surgery.
The topic is timely since Europe has to address important topics in this field. Should Neurosurgeons engage into Endovascular therapies or should they leave the field to Interventionalists?
Which cases will remain for Open Microsurgery and how can we train the future generation? What are the clinical and academic fields in the future where Neurovascular Surgeons should engage additional to the classic ones?
I am convinced that many of these questions will be addressed successfully and I sincerely hope to see you at this meeting.
Prof. Dr. med Peter Vajkoczy
Honorary President of the Meeting
Chair of the EANS Vascular Section
Dear Colleagues,
It is a great honor for the Vascular Section of the Hungarian Neurosurgical Society to be invited to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Serbian Neurosurgical Society. 
On behalf of the Head of our Vascular Section, Professor István Szikora, as well as the Community of the Hungarian Neurosurgeons I warmly welcome you all to this event. One of the most important topics for the Neurosurgical Community worldwide is vascular neurosurgery; future developments in this field will absolutely define the path our profession will follow.
The decision on individual care for a patient as well as the those on institutional investments, structure of clinical care for vascular diseases are burning issues that shape up the future of global neurosurgery.
It is my strong belief that this meeting not only will help to improve our knowledge and skills but also to expand our involvement in the field of the treatment of neurovascular diseases covering the whole spectrum of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke as well as preventive interventions. 
The prestigious faculty invited and the reputation of our hosts will guarantee a prosperous, important and significant meeting!
Hope to see you soon in Serbia!
Prof. Dr. Andras Buki
President of the Hungarian Neurosurgical Society
Dear Colleague,
On behalf of Japanese Neurosurgical Society, it is a great honor for our team to join the meeting in Kragujevac, Serbia. Because of a good historical relationship between two countries, we would like to continue support for every aspects of neurosurgery as we can.
In this time, our team, Japanese neurosurgeons, who consist of the majority of subspecialties willing to participate and gathering for a great neurosurgical meeting in Kragujevac.
The philosophy of joining is providing academic knowledge and principle technique to all participants. Demonstration of trip and technique from the masters will be the clue of improving the treatment outcome.
I hope this conference will succeed and welcome you all to attend in this conference.
I am looking forward to seeing you all soon.
Prof. Dr. Yoko Kato
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery
Fujita Health University Banbuntane Hotokukai Hospital
Board of Directors, Japan Neurosurgical Society
Executive Board, WFNS Foundation
Chairman, WFNS Fund-Raising Committee
President, Asian Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Dear Colleagues,
Ladies and Gentlemen,
As the Honorary President of SouthEast Europe Neurosurgical Society and President of Croatian Society for Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, it is my great pleasure and honor to announce and invite You to the 5th Annual meeting of the Serbian Neurosurgical Society with international participation and joint meeting “NEUROVASCULAR SUPERSESSIONS: Exo? Endo? Hybrid? Quo vadis?” in conjunction with Croatian Society for Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery and joint meeting with the Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society to be held in Kragujevac, Serbia, on October 25-27, 2019.
The Southeast Europe Neurosurgical Society (SeENS, www.seens.eu) has been founded in 2012. SeENS has succeeded to rebuilt liaisons and to make new once after a period of almost 20 years of poor communication between colleagues in the SE Europe region. Currently SeENS is gathering neurosurgeons from 14 countries of the Southeast Europe region.
Since 2012, when we were established, we are providing around 10 continuous medical education events in the Southeast Europe region per year.
The meeting in Kragujevac, organized by the Serbian neurosurgical society and Croatian Society for Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery represents a continuation of this good practice and result of the intensive collaboration between Serbian and Croatian neurosurgeons.
Concerning the attractiveness of vascular neurosurgery the list of the invited speakers at this Joint meeting is impressive and includes the EuroAsian and World’s leading experts in the field of neurosurgery. Over 100 active participants are expected to attend the Joint meeting.
It is my great honor to invite You to participate at this Joint meeting, to discover and enjoy the beautiful city of Kragujevac and experience and share noteworthy scientific and social moments.
Prof. Dr. Kresimir Rotim
Honorary Presdent of the Meeting
Croatian Society for Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery, President
SeENS Honorary President
Dear Colleagues,
As the Co-Chairman of Cerebrovascular Diseases and Therapy Committee of WFNS it is a great honour and pleasure for me to welcome you to the  joint Neurovascular Session within the 5th Annual  Serbian Neurosurgical Society Meeting.
In last years Serbian Neurosurgical Society under the leading vision of Professor Lukas Rasulic organized very high scientific level meetings with international participation. They work always very close with WFNS and many young neurosurgeons all  over the world participate to these conferences and premeeting courses.
There is a paradigm change in Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery and  current meeting aim exactly to discuss this issue with the title, Exo?, Endo?, Hybrid?, Quo Vadis? International experts dedicated their carreer to Cerebravascular Surgery will discuss various aspects of this paradigm change and I hope these discussions  will enlight the pathway of young neurosurgeons who have the passion and courage to climb the Everest of Neurosurgery.
Prof. Dr. Talat Kiris
Co-Chairman of Cerebrovascular 
Diseases and Therapy Committee of WFNS