Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery

Next Course: March 17 - 22, 2024

September 22, 2023: The registration is now open!

Dear all,

The registration for the Beito course 2024 is now open! More information regarding the course will follow - keep an eye on this website or contact our course administrators. 

Best regards, 

The Course Committee 


The initiator and founder of the Annual Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery, 
Iver Langmoen, has donated funds for at prize to be awarded to a course participant who has proved academic excellence.

The purpose of the prize is to stimulate continued medical education after residency, specifically to facilitate travel and auscultation/observership at a recognised neurosurgical centre anywhere in the worldwide neurosurgical community. The prize amounts to 40 000 NOK.

The award is instituted to stimulate academic aptitude during residency training over time. The price will be awarded to a course participant who has shown academic excellence over the full four-year course cycle.

Criteria for the Iver Langmoen Prize at the Annual Scandinavian Neurosurgery Course in Beitostølen

The Beitostølen course committee will decide on the prize recipient based on the following criteria:

  • Accumulated result on the general exam over the full four-year course cycle
  • Accumulated result on the anatomy exam over the full four-year course cycle
  • Participation in presentation of research projects during the course cycle is commendable

/Course committee
March 6, 2023

October 14, 2022

Dear all,

We are again welcoming you all to Beitostølen for an exciting course.

The topic for the upcoming course is Neurovascular and Degenerative Spinal Neurosurgery.

 We hope that you will join us for great lectures, engaged group discussion and skiing in a relaxed social atmosphere. Prepare for a great set of lectures, group discussions and specially invited lecturers. 

As usual, we strongly believe that the upcoming course will be the best ever!

All the best,

Einar & Pål

-On behalf of the Beito organizing comiteé

The Annual Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery was founded in 1997 by Professor Iver Langmoen. One week per year, usually week 12, Scandinavian neurosurgical residents convene at the amazingly beautiful ski resort Beitostølen to learn the basics of neurosurgery, meet experienced colleagues, establish networks, go skiing (both downhill and cross-country) and enjoy the welcoming atmosphere at Radisson Blu Mountain Resort. 

The aims of the course are to enhance the theoretical education of Scandinavian residents and to facilitate interaction among aspiring and established neurosurgeons. Since neurosurgery is such a small area within medicine, it is important to build a solid network for the younger neurosurgeons to be able to fall back on when needed.

The course philosophy emphasizes the value of case discussion in small groups (usually 7-8 people per group with one or two lecturers), in addition to short plenary review sessions. The lecturers are carefully selected among the best neurosurgeons in the Scandinavian countries.

This course covers all topics mandatory for neurosurgical board certification in the Nordic countries.