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The Society of British Neurological Surgeons

The SBNS Spring Meeting will be held in the beautiful City of Cork, 29-31 March 2023, and will be hosted by SBNS Colleagues at Cork University Hospital.
SBNS 2023 Cork

The Conference Venue they have chosen is the Clayton Hotel Silver Springs Conference Centre, Tivoli, Cork, Southern Ireland The Conference Centre is located in the grounds of the hotel which is also the dedicated conference hotel for this event. If you click on the Travel and Joining information tab you will see it is easily accessible and has good transport links. There is also ample parking at the venue for hotel residents and delegates.

The SBNS Meetings Committee will be working closely with the Hosts at Cork University Hospital to make this an interesting and enjoyable meeting. They have already confirmed some renowned guest speakers to deliver the eponymous lectures and plenary talks. The majority of the talks will of course be from the abstracts submitted for the meeting and the scoring committee will ensure that those selected for presentation will be of the highest quality.

We are pleased to announce that the British Skull Base Society (BSBS) have agreed to join the meeting and will be hosting a half day meeting on the Tuesday afternoon prior to the start of the main meeting. All delegates are welcome to attend. The Skull Base theme will continue into Wednesday as the hosts have chosen this to be the topic for the Life Long Learning session on Wednesday morning. The Main Academic Programme will start on Wednesday afternoon and end on Friday after lunch and will include oral and poster session ona variety neurosurgical topics, guest lectures, Breakfast seminars and much more! Please check the Academic Programme tab in the lead up to the meeting for regular updates.


Abstract submissions are welcome on all neurosurgery related topics from the Neurosurgical Community at all levels. To submit please click on the Abstract Submission tab on this page. Lines close at midnight on 12 December 2022 – notification emails will be sent out by early January.


For those who have attended SBNS meetings in the past they will know that it is not all work and no play and that we always have some enjoyable social events and this meeting is no exception. On the evening of Wednesday the 29 March we have a Welcome Reception planned which will be held in the Conference Venue. Food and drinks are included in your registration fee.

As usual the more formal Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday Evening. For this meeting the hosts have selected the unusual venue of the Old City Gaol, but fear not, there won’t be dry bread and water on the menu or prison uniforms worn. Instead there will be a delicious 3 course meal, wine and entertainment. Dress code Black tie – no handcuffs required! Please click on the Social Events tab for more details.


The registration line will open in January 2023 – the early bird rate will apply until the 22nd March, thereafter onsite rates will apply. Please click on the Registration tab to register and find out more.


An extensive exhibition will be held throughout the meeting with neurosurgical companies exhibiting their latest products and innovations. Several neuro related charities will also have stands in the exhibition so please take the time to pay a visit to the stands to show your support.


If you wish to exhibit at the meeting please click on the Sponsors tab where you can download the sponsorship prospectus. Please contact Alix Gordon if you have any queries relating to sponsorship and exhibiting at this meeting.


Please feel free to tweet in the lead up to the meeting to encourage attendance and during the meeting if you hear something interesting #SBNSCORK2023


A Conference App will be available for delegates and speakers to download by the beginning of March. This will include everything you need for the meeting in the lead up to and during the meeting itself, whether you are attending in person or virtually.

The SBNS and our local Hosts look forward to welcoming you the Emerald Isle and the City of Cork and extending a warm Irish welcome to you all.