Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery
Next Course: TBA

August 13, 2020

Dear all,

We regret to inform you that the Covid-19 pandemic yet again has reared its ugly head forcing us to cancel the "Beito-2020 fall edition" course.

Although we have investigated the possibility of a digital edition, the comiteè is convinced that the learning environment of the unique small group sessions of the Beito course will be "lost in translation".

Consequently, we are now hoping for the pandemic and virus to settle down so that we can welcome you all for the Beito tumor course in march 2021.

Again, we are truly sorry for the inconvenience.

With kind regards,

Einar & Pål
-on behalf of the Beito organizing comiteè


July 10, 2020

Dear all,

We are very sorry that we had to cancel the Beito-tumor course in March, but we now hope to offer the tumor course at Beitostolen during week 39. Different options for the course have been discussed, but we strongly believe that the quality of the course will be at its best if we can meet in person at Beitostolen.

The Norwegian health authorities are easing up on the restrictions imposed on foreigners and the hotel has agreed to a liberal cancellation policy whereby we can cancel the entire course within one month of week 39 or within one week if new restrictions are imposed on a group of participants from a specific country. In case such restrictions are imposed, we are looking into providing a digital online version of the course.

This information goes out as a email to all registered participants for the march course and we kindly ask you to reply back to stating whether you intend to participate or not. We wish to have your reply by August 10, at the latest.

Stay safe and have a wonderful summer,

Einar & Pål
On behalf of the Beito organizing committee


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.