Welcome Address ISPN 2022 Singapore
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
The 48th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), which was to take place in Singapore in October 2020, has had to be postponed - twice -due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected all of us. We are finally pleased to inform you that the meeting will now take place in Singapore from 6-10 December 2022, and on behalf of the ISPN and the Local Organizing Committee, it is my great pleasure to invite you to Singapore for the meeting.
The annual scientific meeting of the ISPN is the venue for the exchange of scientific and medical information among pediatric neurosurgeons and research scientists for advancing the care of children with neurosurgical diseases and disorders. There will be many great opportunities for the sharing of the state-of-art advances and rapidly-advancing modern day management of neurosurgical illnesses in children. And very importantly after the travel restrictions imposed by the pandemic, we will finally have the chance to meet face to face, reunite with friends, and sit down together for drinks and great food and share stories!
In Singapore, our vibrant cosmopolitan city located at Asia’s crossroads, you will find an eclectic blend of the East and West, of culture, cuisine, arts, science, technology, and architecture. For many of us who have been unable to travel, Singapore is a destination where you will discover enriching and memorable experiences. You will feel the pulse of its multi-cultural heritage and experience a myriad of local and international entertainment choices, a fascinating gastronomic journey, and colorful festivals - a wealth of experiences that you will remember, long after the meeting ends. And doing that together friends we have missed because of the pandemic - what an experience after being travel-deprived!
This meeting in Singapore is the first time the ISPN Annual Scientific Meeting has come to this part of the world, where more than half of the world’s population of children live. It will give tremendous exposure to pediatric neurosurgery in the region and make the ISPN more accessible to neurosurgeons in the South‐east Asia and beyond. Come join us, face-to-face in Singapore, be re-united with friends and help fuel the growing need for pediatric neurosurgery in South‐east Asia and its surrounding regions and help foster the growth of pediatric neurosurgery in this part of the world.
Seow Wan Tew
Chair of the 48th Annual Meeting of the ISPN
Senior Consultant | Department of Neurosurgery
National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) Singapore