LINC 2016

LINC 2019

LINC 2023


FOUNTAS-1-150x180Kostas N. Fountas MD, PhD
Professor of Neurosurgery

Dear colleagues and friends,

We are glad to extend a warm welcome to each one of you!

LINC represents an ambitious project of our Institution and the Greek Neurosurgical Society to establish a unique event for Southern Europe, which covers all aspects of vascular neurosurgery. Our aim is to provide trainees and practitioners with a thorough, and up to date review, of a different topic each time. This coverage includes concise lectures, practical video sessions, as well as vivid discussions and debates on controversial topics.

Anastasia Tasiou MD, PhD,
Attending Neurosurgeon

Our inaugural course, the LINC2016, was successfully completed in March 2016. Its main theme was dedicated to cerebral aneurysms. With over 50 participants and 20 faculty members from both Europe and the U.S., LINC2016 proved to be a substantial educational experience for us all.
For the next installment, held in March 2019, we focused on central nervous system AVMs, a disease that still stirs controversy regarding its etiology and its proper management.

The third iteration was held in March 2023, and focused on nervous system cavernous malformations. The faculty covered all aspects of Cavernous Malformations, shared their experience in their management, and discussed their concerns on their pathogenesis, their natural history, and their efficacious treatment.

Ioannis Ioannidis, Assistant
Professor of Radiology

Our upcoming LINC meeting is dedicated to stroke multidisciplinary management. Experts from all over the world will provide their knowledge and share their experiences with participants, who will have a unique opportunity to extensively discuss realistic solutions to complex clinical problems regarding stroke patients. The “How I Do it” sessions provide an excellent opportunity to learn from world known experts, while the vivid debates demonstrate the multi-perspective approach of controversial clinical conditions.

It would be a mistake not to mention the endless opportunities that the hosting city of Athens provides to its visitors. A walk to the vicinity of the hosting hotel allows our participants to immerse to the classical culture, visit Parthenon and the Acropolis Museum, and the nearby Zeus Columns and the Hadrian’s Gate. A relaxing stroll to nearby Plaka and the Syntagma square gives the opportunity to experience the unique Mediterranean gastronomy and the Greek hospitality.

We look forward to welcoming you again in March 2026, for what we trust will be – once again – a stimulating meeting, a unique didactic experience, and an unforgettable event.


find out more

For inquiries and any information regarding the course, please contact the Course Secretariat at:


Course Secretariat
Synthesis Group S.A.

31 Ag. Varvaras Str.
16452 Argyroupoli, Athens, Greece
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