First Announcement & Call for Papers


                                    Universitätsklinik für Neurochirurgie
                                       Auenbruggerplatz 29, A-8036 Graz
                                                       Phone: +43 (0)316 385 2710
                                                         Fax: +43 (0)316 385 3368


Dear colleagues

On behalf of the EMN Presidium it is our great pleasure and an honor to invite you to the 8th EMN Congress which will take place in Graz between the 21st and 24th May 2003.

EMN was born with a multidisciplinary spirit and kept this approach with great success in the congresses the years before.

This congress will focus on brain and spinal trauma in different age groups with special reference to pediatric trauma and
trauma in advanced age.

We extend a warm invitation to you and hope that you will be able to come to Graz and enjoy the scientific and social

We are looking forward to seeing you in Graz

Hans Tritthart
And the Organizing Committee
8th EMN Congress

Age and Neurotrauma

Neurotrauma in childhood

- Epidemiology and prevention

- Biomechanical and anatomo-clinical correlations

- Management of pediatric neurotrauma

Neurotrauma in advanced age

- Neurotrauma in patients with anticoagulation

- Chronic subdural haematoma

- Spinal cord injury

- Rehabilitation

- Free communications


General Information

Congress Venue
Grazer Congress Convention Center
Albrechtgasse 1, A-8010 Graz, Austria
Phone:         + 43 (0)316 80 49 0
Fax:             + 43 (0)316 82 64 67

The official congress language is English.

Registration fee
before          March 15, 2003                       € 250,-
after            March 15, 2003                       € 300,-

Reduced rates for EMN members, residents and students

All abstracts accepted will be published

Call for Abstracts
Deadline for submission of abstracts: February 15, 2003

For registration and further detailed information have a look at our homepage or feel free to send  an e-mail to