Madjid Samii Society of International Neurological Surgeons
is pleased to present the

Third International MASSIN Congress

in conjunction with WSANS Annual Meeting

July 13-15, 2011

Thank you to all who attended the Third International MASSIN Congress and WSANS Annual Meeting at the W Hotel in Seattle, Washington, July 13-15, 2011. The meeting was an extraordinary success. 105 people attended with 40 people representing 13 countries outside of the United States. There were 63 high quality presentations given and much discussion. Links to Abstracts are available on the Agenda webpage.


The meeting will be held at the W Seattle Hotel, an upscale, boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown Seattle.

Chairman's Welcome

L. SekharDear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Madjid Samii Society of International Neurosurgeons, and the Washington State Association of Neurological Surgeons, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the 3rd MASSIN Congress.  The meeting this year is being held in conjunction with WSANS’ Annual Meeting in Seattle, Washington, from July 13-15, 2011, at the W Hotel. 

The Madjid Samii Society of International Neurosurgeons was established during the last meeting of the group in Curitiba, Brazil.  The society consists of students, students of students, and friends of Madjid Samii, who are interested in excellence in neurosurgery and frank discussion of the various advances which are taking place in the field.  The theme of this year’s meeting will be Advances in Neurosurgery and Applied Neurosciences”.  We are looking forward to an exciting scientific and social program, in Seattle, a beautiful city in the Pacific Northwest.  

The Washington State Association of Neurological Surgeons was organized almost 50 years ago and holds a meeting every year.  This year it is pleased to hold its meeting in concert with the MASSIN Meeting.  This will allow the interaction of neurosurgeons in Washington and neighboring states along with the international group fostering a great exchange of ideas and friendship.

Due to economic difficulties experienced in all countries at present, we are unable to provide for the expenses of our visitors.  However, we have kept the meeting registration low and our meeting hotel the W, in Seattle, has a great room rate for our visitors.  Please see the link for hotel registration on this site, and I hope that you will accept our invitation to attend this great meeting in Seattle.

Best Regards,

Laligam N. Sekhar, M.D., F.A.C.S.


  • May 1 - abstract submission deadline
  • May 1 - deadline for discounted early registration fee
  • June 1 - deadline for discounted rate at meeting hotel

Language of the meeting: English.

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