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My esteemed colleagues,

Microneurosurgery profoundly transformed neurosurgery, saving and bettering the lives of millions. It is like the fire of Prometheus to humanity. It is science, art, and skill applied with devotion to heal patients inflicted with nervous system disorders. There is yet to develop a viable alternative that provides cure to patients. Near 7 billion people around the world live in areas that cannot afford exuberant expenditures for neurosurgical care that aim only to control their disease. These patients can be cured with minimal resources and equipment by skilful microneurosurgeons. Mastering neurosurgery and producing good outcomes, however, requires arduous training and devoted experience. Microneurosurgery has to be learned, mastered, and taught. Neurosurgery has branched widely into diversified areas. Frequently we’re overloaded with promotion of non-surgical remedies. It became paramount to focus on the advancement and education in microneurosurgery and rekindle the passion. Hence, the birth of Yaşargil Microneurosurgical Academy embracing the neurosurgeon of the century: Professor M. Gazi Yaşargil.

I invite you with great anticipation to participate in the 1st Congress of the Academy which I anticipate that Professor Ture will have an unparalleled scientific program and most enjoyable time in the beautiful Istanbul.

Excited to see you all soon,

Ossama Al-Mefty, MD
President of YMA


Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We cordially invite you to join us for the Inaugural Congress of the Yaşargil Microneurosurgery Academy, to be held from June 4th to 7th, 2024, at the prestigious Polat Renaissance Hotel in Istanbul, Türkiye.

The Yaşargil Microneurosurgery Academy has been established to commemorate the outstanding contributions of Professor M. Gazi Yaşargil to the field of microneurosurgery. This congress honors and commemorates Professor Yaşargil's profound more than half-century long legacy in microneurosurgery.

Professor Yaşargil's pioneering work and groundbreaking achievements have not only advanced the frontiers of microneurosurgery but have also inspired generations of neurosurgeons worldwide. It is with great reverence that we gather to pay homage to his extraordinary achievements and to chart the course for the future of our discipline.

This Inaugural Congress of the Yaşargil Microneurosurgery Academy congress promises to be a milestone event, dedicated to fostering scholarly exchange and advancing neurosurgical education. Through a meticulously crafted scientific program, we will delve into the latest developments, innovations, and challenges in microneurosurgery, while honoring the enduring impact of Professor Yaşargil's seminal contributions. 

We are confident that your insights, expertise, and contributions will further elevate the scientific discourse and leave an indelible mark on this momentous gathering. We thus cordially invite you to join us for the Inaugural Congress of the Yaşargil Microneurosurgery Academy. Together, let us honor Professor Yaşargil's legacy and embark on a journey towards excellence in microneurosurgery.

Uğur Türe, MD
Congress President