It is for me a great pleasure to inform you that in October 1,2 and 3, 2014 our International Association FRIENDS (Fronting Research & International Education in Neurosurgery Development and Sophistication) will organize a hands-on dissection course (cadaver lab) in Microneurosurgery (Basic Neurosurgical Approaches: see alleged brochure). As you can see, we are anInternational faculty board, from five different European Countries.

We would like to invite any resident in Neurosurgery and young staff Neurosurgeons from all over the World to attend the course.

The fee is 1600 Euros+VAT (22%), including:

3-day course in the lab, dissection with real surgical microscope, drills, instruments, suction, very well injected and tested cadaver heads (two surgeons each head), informatic support, book, lunches and dinners, and 4-star hotel accomodation just in front of the Cadaver Lab ( That is, everything except for flight tickets.

FRIENDS will organize a second course during next spring 2015, on skull base surgery techniques (always in the same cadaver lab in Arezzo).

Our courses, arranged during the last years in Boras, Sweden, are attended by neurosurgeons of all over the world (Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, South America) and have obtained a great reputation.

If some young Neurosurgeon is interested in this course and in future FRIENDS courses please send an email to me and to Mr Gianni Sereni (), Chief of lab administration.

Waiting for meeting many of you, I send my personal best regards.
Luciano Mastronardi


Attachments :
Course brochure