Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery
Next Course: March 21-26, 2021

November 18, 2020

Dear all,

We hope that you are safe and sound.

Regarding the Beitocourse 2021 the plans are ongoing and we are preparing for a digital course during the set dates, March 21-26, and we will keep you updated.

We will also keep updating our webpage: www.beitocourse.com and you will be able to find all information there.

If you have any questions you are most welcome to contact us and we hope to se all of you, in one way or another, in March 2021.

With kind regards,

Einar & Pål
- on the behalf of the Beito organizing comiteè


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.