THE CARIBBEAN ASSOCIATION

OF

NEUROLOGICAL SURGEONS

FOUNDED IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ON 27 APRIL 1973

CANS BULLETIN BOARD

 

 

ANNUAL CONFERENCE Nov 2017

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PLACE - Sheraton Hotel and Casino, San Juan, Puerto ico

DATES  8 - 11 NOVEMBER 2017

DR RAFAEL CASTILLO

Dr Castillo, tirelessly supported by his charming wife Betty, has been the principal architect of the Association ever since he first conceptualized the idea of a Caribbean Association of Neurological Surgeons and brought it to fruition, and eventually to recognition by, and full membership of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies on 27th April 1973 .

Dr Castillo, known affectionately as Don Rafael within the association is also known as the Father of Venezuelan Neurosurgery. He is credited with creating the Chair of Neurosurgery in the Central University of his native Venezuela. His contributions to the development of Venezuelan Neurosurgery have been recognized with the award to him of the highest national honour bestowed upon a civilian by the State of Venezuela, ie the Order of Simon Bolivar - First Class.

 

 

 

CURRENT OFFICE BEARERS

 

President: Dr Juan Vigo

 

Vice President: Dr Giancarlos Hernandez

 

Secretary: Dr Edwin Lugo-Piazza

 

Treasurer: Dr Eric Carro

 

WORLD FEDERATION DELEGATES

Dr Randolph Cheeks - Jamaica

Dr. Jose Peguero - Dominican Republic

 

 

OFFICIAL LANGUAGES OF THE ASSOCIATION

ENGLISH - SPANISH - FRENCH

 

AIMS OF THE C.A.N.S.

  1. To promote the development of Neurological Surgery in accordance with the standards of the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies in the territories of the Caribbean through annual conferences and the exchange of ideas between members with the goal of improving the quality of neurosurgical care delivered to the inhabitants of the region.
  2. To promote and foster friendly relations between neurosurgeons in the different constituent territories.
  3. To expand the role of neurological surgery in the territories of the Caribbean and Central America through cooperation with other regional professional organisations.
  4. To stimulate and nurture interest in, and the development of neurological surgery in young medical graduates in the Caribbean and Central America.


UPCOMING EVENTS

43rd ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE

CANS 2017

PLACE : SHERATON Puerto Rico Hotel and Casino

 

DATES : 8th - 11th November 2017

 

Dr Juan Vigo, President of the 42nd Conference

FOR DETAILS CONTACT

Contact MARILYN LOPEZ (Florida)

 

tel 407 808 1076 or email lpz_mrlyn@yahoo.com

 

or Ingrid Berroa at 809 732 4676 (Dominican Republic)

or 407 255 8819 (USA)

email:

congresos@allveranotours.com

www.congresos.allveranotours.com

 

RECENT EVENTS

 

CANS 2016 - Bayahibe, Republica Dominicana

CANS 2015 -

CANS 2014 - San Juan, Puert Rico

CANS 2013 - Mexico

CANS 2012 - Cartagena, Colombia

CANS 2011 - Panama City

CANS 2010 - Dominican Republic

CANS 2009 - San Juan

CANS 2008 - ARUBA

CANS - 2007 - ORLANDO, Florida

 

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TO GO TO THE CANS BULLETIN BOARD,

CLICK ON THIS LINK:

http://caribbeanneurosurgery.com/yabb/yaBB.pl

(Before using the Bulletin Board you will need to register and select your own password. Registration is simple and only takes a few seconds)

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CLICK HERE FOR LINK TO:

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION

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NEW !!!

LINK TO COMPUTERISED 3D VIRTUAL REALITY SKULL BASE LAB

FOLLOW THE CLINICAL FORUM LINK ABOVE.

 

Courtesy of Dr Antonio Bernardo, Cornell University skull base labs.


Founder of C.A.N.S.

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CANS was founded in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic on 27 April 1973. In the Early 1970's a group of visionary and talented neurosurgeons working separately in different territories in the Caribbean were brought together as a result of an effort by Dr Rafael Castillo of Venezuela who traveled to several different countries, discussed the idea of a Caribbean Association and created it in 1972. Recognition by the World Federation followed one year later.

The Association holds an annual scientific conference in a different Caribbean territory each year and promotes the continual advancement of neurosurgical praciice in the Region.

The wives of members are an important part of the Association

 

 

IMPORTANT DATES

20 - 25 August 2017

XV WFNS XVL WORLD CONGRESS OF NEUROSURGERY

IN ISTANBUL, TURKEY

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http://www.wfns.org

 

CANS 2017

8 - 11 November 2017

ATTENTION

FOR FURTHER DETAILS

CLICK ON THE CONFERENCES LINK

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