Suresh Nair
Suresh Nair

Chair, IMS 2019 & Chairman Scientific Committee, AANSIM 2019

Dear Friends,

The International Meningioma Society (IMS) officially founded in September 2006 at the Mr. Fuji meeting, hosted by Prof. Takeshi Kawase, has brought international neurosurgeons, radiation oncologists, basic research scientists and epidemiologists together to fight this puzzling and sophisticated disease. The mission of IMS is to achieve “the advancement of the understanding of the biology and treatment of meningiomas and to improve the lives of patients afflicted”. The regular meeting of IMS has attracted numerous academicians each time, making it a great academic event for those who are working in this area and interested in this disease. Since its first symposium back in 1992, IMS has organized over 11 events so far and has contributed in advancing the understanding and treatment of meningioma. In the last meeting in August / September, 2018 in Prague, the committee decided that henceforth this meeting will be held every year and announced that 2019 IMS meningioma meeting will be held in Mumbai, as a joint meeting along with the 15th Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS) and the 68th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) meetings from December 5th to 8th. IMS is a non-profit public benefit society and the society aims at advancing the art of science in the field of clinical care and research in meningiomas.

Suresh Nair
Chair, IMS 2019 &
Chairman Scientific Committee, AANSIM 2019