Dr. Basant Misra
Basant Misra

President AASNS & Congress President

Dear Friends,

It gives us great pleasure in welcoming you to the Joint Meeting of the 15th AASNS and 68th NSI between December 5th - 8th, 2019 in Mumbai. This is the first time that the 4-yearly Asian Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgeons (AACNS) is coming to India. The Neurosurgical Community of India is leaving no stone unturned to make this a memorable meeting and has thus joined the 68th Annual Conference of Neurological Society of India (NSI) along with the Continental Congress of Asian Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons (AASNS). We are delighted that the International Meningioma Society (IMS) will join us with their Congress. The World Academy of Neurological Surgery Interim Meeting (Members only) will precede our Congress between December 3rd - 4th, 2019. It is our pleasure to welcome the Guest Societies AANS and EANS and hope that this will be 'The' Neurosurgery Congress of 2019.

The theme of this congress is 'Towards One World'. In spite of the tremendous progress in the field of neurosurgery in our continent, the standard of care is still very variable. Our goal is to have uniform standard of care across the continent. We can make the next decade, the decade of AASNS. Let us do it. As Mahatma Gandhi had said “It is health that is real wealth and not piece of gold and silver.”

The congress, no doubt, will be memorable and lively in Mumbai, the city that never sleeps. Cosmopolitan and safe, Mumbai has something for everybody, gorgeous beaches, sea side restaurants, great architecture and outstanding museums. Well connected both by land and air, Mumbai is easy to reach from within India as well as from anywhere in the world. For the tourist minded neurosurgeon, there are plenty of options, from short trips of hours to weeks of remarkable memories. So, come one, come all, let us make 'One World', a world that is truly “Flat”.

Basant Misra
President, AASNS & Congress President