IMPORTANT NOTE FOR EANS DIPLOMATES: Equivalence is only valid as of 2018 diplomates (not retroactively).
Equivalence for National and Scientific Societies
Any European country/society can apply to this process as long as they are Institutional Members of EUROSPINE and have a recognised national spine curricula with similar aims and learning outcomes of the EUROSPINE Diploma.
To view the application process for national and scientific societies, please follow the below link.
To formally ask for equivalence, an application form must be completed by the society and returned to the EUROSPINE for review at .
Equivalence for Surgeons
Any practicing surgeon who has completed his/her education and completed a validated national society diploma programme can apply for equivalence. Several societies have now signed an agreement with EUROSPINE.
Basic Diploma Equivalence Programme Societies
France / Germany / Greece / Iberia / Turkey / EANS
Advanced Diploma Equivalence Programme Societies
European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS)
Multiple Sources Application
Furthermore, surgeons who have completed modules multiple locations with various societies can also apply for equivalence. They will need to complete the multiple sources application form