Dear Colleagues and Friends,
it is with great pleasure that we announce the 2nd edition of Rovigo Live Neurosurgery to be held in June 4-5, 2020.

The first edition, which took place in 2016, coinciding with the twentieth anniversary of the foundation of our Department, has been a great success, due to the very high quality of the surgical imaging and of the lectures.

This 2nd edition will present an outstanding international faculty, made of master surgeons that I am proud to consider personal friends but who, most of all, are source of constant inspiration to the neurosurgical community and shining examples for future generations.

The running title of the Congress will celebrate in the intentions the soul of our Department: to be able to cover at the highest possible level all the main fields of Neurosurgery, (head, spine and peripheral nerves), keeping the mind open to attain the excellence by building on previous discoveries, “perched on the shoulder of the giants” and  with the secret hope, one day, to become giants ourselves.

Looking forward to seeing you all
and …arrivederci a Rovigo!

Stefano Ferraresi

“Nanos gigantum humeris insidentes”
     Lucano, Pharsalia, 65 a.C.

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants”
    Isaac Newton, 1675

“we see more and farther than  our predecessors not because we have keener vision or greater height, but because we are lifted up and borne aloft on their gigantic stature” 
   John of Salisbury, Metalogicon,  1159