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“The Korean Neurosurgical Society, unique as the only neurosurgical society established under the Korean Medical Service Law, constantly strives to advance neurosurgery, putting forth sincere and dedicated efforts to improve medical practice through specialized neurosurgical education and international academic exchange, with the ultimate goal of fostering and enhancing the health of the people.”

A Brief History of the Host Organization

The Korean Neurosurgical Society (KNS) was established in March 1961, and it is the only neurosurgical scientific organization formed under the Korean Medical Service Law. The Korean Neurosurgical Society organizes and executes two separate annual scientific meetings every year.
Currently, 385 residents are in training in 83 training institutions.

학회 연혁
1950 Worked together with overseas neurosurgeons during the Korean War
1957 Introduction of Neurosurgical Residency Training Programs
1961 Established the Korean Neurosurgical Society Held the 1st meeting of the Korean Neurosurgical Society
1963 Started Korean Neurosurgery Board Examination
1965 Joined the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies and the Asian-Australasian Society of Neurological Surgeons
1972 Published the first issues of ‘The Korean Neurosurgical Society Journal’
1986 Founded Korean Society of Cerebrovascular Surgery
1987 Founded Korean Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery & Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society
1989 Published the ‘Textbook of Neurosurgery’ in Korean
1990 Founded Korean Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
1991 Founded Korean Brain Tumor Society
1993 Founded Korean Neurotraumatology Society
1994 Founded Korean Skull Base Society
1995 Founded Korean Neurosurgical Research Foundation
1996 Founded Korean Society of Intravascular Neurosurgery
1997 Founded Korean Society of Geriatric Neurosurgery

Dedicated Organization with Proven Capacity

- KNS is a scientific and educational association with 1,981 board certified members, 83 Training institutions, 5 regional societies, and 9 subspecialty societies nationwide as of 2006
- KNS has extensive experience in organizing international Congresses

Financial Feasibility

- World leading Korean companies SAMSUNG and LG will support the 2013 WFNS World Congress of Neurosurgery
- Able to solicit sponsorship from numerous medical industry partners and the Korean Neurosurgical Research Foundation

Organizational Experience

학회 연혁
1991 8th Asian-Australasian Congress of Neurological Surgery
1991 19th Annual Meeting of the International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery
1995 3rd Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery
1999 3rd Asian Society of Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
2000 6th International Workshop on Cerebrovascular Surgery
2003 2nd Asian-Society for Neuro-Oncology
2005 13th International Meeting of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society
2006 World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies Education Course
Asia Pacific Advanced Course in Pediatric Neurosurgery
2008 9th Asian-Oceanian International Congress on Skull Base Surgery (scheduled)
2010 38th International Society of Pediatric Neurosurgery (scheduled)