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Cervical Spine Research Society - Europe

The Cervical Spine Research Society - European Section is an organization of individuals interested in clinical and research problems of the cervical spine. Its purpose is the exchange and development of ideas and philosophy regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease. 

News and Meetings

35th Annual meeting CSRS-Europe

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Further details including a link to the Rome Meeting Website will be uploaded soon!

CSRS 2019 Traveling Fellowship in AsiaCSRS 2019 Traveling Fellowship in Asia

Application Deadline: November 1st, 2018

The CSRS-Europe are pleased to announce the 2019 Traveling Fellowship taking place this time in Asia. The goal of the CSRS Fellowship is to expose young spine surgeons to other institutions and individuals with an expertise in the cervical spine to broaden their experience and foster their academic career. Two individuals each will be chosen from each of the CSRS Societies - North America, Asia Pacific, and Europe. The CSRS-Europe Board will judge and decide the two successful European Traveling Fellowship Applications. All 6 chosen CSRS delegates will be travelling together in Asia for the duration of the 2019 Asia CSRS Traveling Fellowship.

Preliminary travel dates are four weeks, mid-February to mid-March 2019. Travel will be to sites in India, China, Korea, and Japan. (Full Programme yet to be finalised)

Requirements for Application include:

  • Board Certification,
  • Under the age of 45,
  • Reside in Europe
  • Letter of support from department chief, current CV and online application

>>>The application Form can be accessed here. <<<

For more information please contact:
Alan LeonardDirect: +44 (0)7899 064637
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The CSRS-Europe Research Grant – Sponsored by Medtronic

The Cervical Spine Research Society is a multidisciplinary organisation that provides a forum for the exchange of ideas and promotes clinical and basic scientific research of the cervical spine. We are delighted to announce a new Research Grant in co-operation with Medtronic. The Grant is available to a maximum of 10,000 Euros.

Research in all fields clearly related to the cervical spine are eligible for request of a grant. Requests for this grant should be submitted to the Administrative Secretary of the CSRS-Europe. The Scientific Research & Education Committee will ultimately decide adjudication of the grant. Results of the supported study must be presented at a forthcoming CSRS-Europe Annual meeting. The CSRS-Europe must also be acknowledged when the study is published.

Research Grant Requirements: 

  • The Name of your department, City, Country
  • A Letter of recommendation from the head of the department - A letter of recommendation from the CSRS member involved in the study
  • A Letter of approval of the head of the department to be visited (if applicable)
  • Your Curriculum Vitae including bibliography
  • Your Research proposal (including a statistical paragraph if applicable)
  • An adequate financial paragraph should be included
  • Your research focus should be pathology, biomechanics or surgery of the cervical spine

DEADLINE – Research Grant applications should be submitted to the Administrative Secretary by September 15th 2018

Documents for Download:

Completed Applications should be sent electronically direct to Mr Alan Leonard, the Administrative Secretary: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

XXIIIrd ‘Hands On’ Cadaver Dissection & Instructional Course   

Barcelona, Spain, October 18th & 19th 2018, Fee 850€ 

This course is now full and we are no longer accepting any new Registrations for this course. The next course will be in March 2019. Full details will be posted immediately after the October 2018 Instruction Course is completed.

José Casamitjana Instructional Course Bursary

José Manuel Casamitjana Ferrandiz was a highly respected Cervical Spine Surgeon and past Head of Department at Vall d'Hebron Hospital, Barcelona, Spain. He was President of the CSRS-Europe from 2009 – 2011 and responsible for the setting up of the Bi-annual CSRS-Europe Cadaver Courses in Barcelona. He sadly passed away on the 5th May 2017 and this Bursary is in recognition and serves to celebrate the memory of his invaluable contribution to our society over a great many years.

The Bursary is an assisted place offered twice a year to allow a qualifying surgeon to attend the Bi-annual CSRS-Europe Cadaveric Instructional Course. ‘Qualifying individual’ means an individual who would wish to attend the course but who is unable to do so because of a lack of available financial resource from local Institutional, national or other funding sources to attend.

The bursary allows one eligible person to attend each CSRS-Europe Cadaveric Instructional course without having to pay the attendance fee; the society will also book and pay for two nights hotel costs for the duration of the course. He or she will be eligible for consideration of reimbursement of their travel costs to and from the meeting up to but not exceeding a maximum amount of 300 euros upon supply of valid receipts with the proviso that they must travel by economy class or similar.

‘Eligible person’ means an individual who is either a surgical trainee in their last two years of surgical training or an accredited spinal specialist or consultant in their first two years of appointment. They must be in training or salaried post in an Institution within Europe.

Eligible individuals should apply by e-mail directly to Alan Leonard, the administrative secretary of the CSRS-Europe. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In your application you must state the reasons why you cannot obtain study funding to attend the course from other sources. The application must include a copy of your CV together with a letter of support and evidence of your interest in spinal surgery from the Head of Department of an appropriate department at your Institution. 

Other Spine Society Scheduled Meetings: 

EUROSPINE 2018 Congress - Date: 19 – 21 September 2018   

The EUROSPINE annual meeting attracts several thousand participants from more than 80 countries who want to learn about improving spine care for patients through the latest advances in research and clinical findings, and who enjoy networking with the best and the brightest in spine research and care.




CSRS-E Members Update

To all CSRS-E Members:

We are currently updating our CSRS-E Membership details an kindly ask for your help. Would you please click the link below, download and complete the form and return this to either the following email links:

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Your time and co-operation is greatly appreciated!