Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery

Next Course: March 22-26, 2021

January 12, 2021

Dear friends

The pandemic situation still does not allow for our regular Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery in March. Instead, we will arrange a digital course on intracranial and spinal tumors from the 22nd to the 26th of March.

The outline of the course will be as similar as possible to the regular course, encompassing focused lectures, lively group discussions, and difficult exams. We have adjusted the program to cover full days, 0800-1600, with a moderate lunch break. Lectures, group sessions, exams, and interactions will be through a videolink system that will be announced later.

To take full advantage of the course, you will need to find a spot with no distractions (i.e. not work) and a very good internet connection.

Although this will not be a full Beito-course the way we are used to, we hope it will retain the same high quality and allow for fruitful interaction and discussion in the group sessions.

We hope that you will join us for this course. You can register here on the course web page, where you also will find supplementary information.

Best regards

Einar & Pål

- on 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.