Who we are


We are an association of young neurosurgeons in Switzerland that believes in having a good time while doing what we love, and we do love what we do.




The Swiss Young Neurosurgeons Society (SYNS) is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the neurosurgical training program for residents and young fellows in Switzerland.


We were founded in 2005 by a handful of young residents striving to achieve a high standard of specialty training by organizing focused talks, symposiums and hands-on courses. Our aim is to increase learning and inspiration in the field of neurosurgery while bringing together young minds from all over the country. As of 2011 SYNS carries the status of a registered non-profit society by Swiss law.



Amir El Rahal

Amir is a neurosurgical resident from the University Hospital of Geneva and has been holding the position of SYNS Chairman since October 2017. He is currently living in Lyon, France, undergoing a year of training in a foreign neurosurgical department.



Irena Zubak

Irena is a resident at the University Hospital of Bern and is supporting SYNS as Vice Chairman as of 2018.

Upcoming Events:

June 8th - 9th 2018

SYNS Cervical Spine Course

hands-on cadaver workshop

Bern, Switzerland

September 14th - 16th 2018

10th SYNS Symposium

Vevey, Switzerland

October 26th - 27th 2018

Craniotomy Course

Hands-on cadaver workshop

Bern, Switzerland