Scandinavian Course in Neurosurgery

Next Course: September 26-October 1, 2021

August 25, 2021

Dear all,

As you may have heard, the Norwegian medical educational authorities have prohibited us from hosting an in-person Beito course now in week 39. We wholeheartedly regret this and have done our utmost to have them repeal their decision. Unfortunately, to no avail.

The comiteé has deliberated what to do - either postpone the course until we can meet in person or offer another digital edition of Beito. In order not to delay your compulsory course schedule, we have opted for the latter option and sincerely hope that Zoom yet again will treat us gently.

We look forward to meeting you digitally at Beito again in week 39.

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.