Welcome to the European Paediatric Neurology Society

Welcome to the European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS)! A society for physicians with a research or clinical interest in Paediatric Neurology.

With more than 1,000 members, the EPNS is a thriving and growing society which continues to play an important role in and beyond Europe by promoting training, clinical care and scientific research in the field of Paediatric Neurology.
It is an honour for me to serve as the President of the EPNS for a further term (2014-2018) and it is with delight that I see the EPNS drive forward from strength to strength in attaining its aims. Our dynamic members of the EPNS Board are  dedicated to developing paediatric neurology, to give training and education to our younger colleagues at the highest level and to start new scientific and vibrant collaborations throughout Europe and beyond.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our exciting events and initiatives, and there is more to come! I would especially draw your attention the ‘Education and Training’ section to learn more about our training courses taking place in Hungary during 2015-2017 and our EPNS Fellowship scheme. Also we are very proud to introduce our latest initiative EPNS Visiting Teacher 2016 This is a an exciting new scheme and applications are now welcome!

In May 2015, we welcomed over 1,100 delegates from approx. 70 countries to our 1st EPNS International Symposium and 11th EPNS Congress in Vienna. The meetings were a huge success and surpassed all expectations with an outstanding scientific programme and excellent networking opportunities. Plans are already in the pipeline for the 12th EPNS Congress which will be taking place in Lyon, France, 20-24 June 2017, and I am sure this will at least match the quality of our last meeting, so remember to mark the date in your 2017 diary! Our Congresses are held every 2 years, and in the alternate years we host a Research Meeting. These meetings have an established reputation for excellence and it is with pleasure we will be hosting the next Research Meeting in Essen, Germany, on 28-29 October 2016. EPNS Research Meeting 2016

Our EPNS annual subscription fees offer value for money and for the 5th year running we have been able to ensure there are no price rises. In fact for certain groups in 2016, the annual subscription fees have been reduced! Also we are pleased to continue to offer our new and existing members ONE free copy of ‘Principles and practice of child neurology in infancy’ Please visit http://www.epns.jmre.es/principles-and-practice-of-child-neurology-in-infancy-text-book/ for more information.

Of course if you are not already a member of the EPNS and you are a physician with a research or clinical interest in Paediatric Neurology, we would be delighted to welcome you to our Society. It’s easy to join – just complete our on-line application form. Any queries whatsoever, please do not hesitate to email Sue Hargreaves, our EPNS membership secretary on info@epns.info
Best regards

Professor Lieven Lagae
EPNS President

If you are not already member, please think of becoming one

 By doing so you join a rapidly growing group of like-minded active professionals in our field who are committed to improving standards of care of all children with suspected neurological problems and to collaborating on training, continuing medical education and research. Please visit this link to learn about our current offer to receive a free publication when you join and pay your subscription  http://www.epns.jmre.es/principles-and-practice-of-child-neurology-in-infancy-text-book/

LATEST NEWS: Professor Heikki Rantala, EPNS Board member and representative of the Committee of National Training Advisors retired on 17 March 2016. The EPNS passes on our thanks for all the contributions and wishes Professor Rantala  all the very best for a healthy and happy retirement.

EPNS Training Courses 2016: Budapest COMPLETED

The EPNS has been organising training courses in paediatric neurology since 2003 specifically aiming at trainees but also at qualified paediatric neurologists who want to refresh their knowledge on certain topics. The aim is to cover most main topics in the syllabus over a three-year cycle and to promote contact between individuals in the speciality in different parts of Europe. The course has a highly interactive character and participants are encouraged to bring (difficult) cases to discuss. The current cycle of training courses (2015-2017) is taking place in the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary. Please select the button below to read more about our successfully completed course which was held in March 2016. Further details about 2017 Training Courses in Budapest will be announced later in 2016.

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EPNS Constitution

This Newsletter of the EPNS reproduces below the final draft of the Constitution anda Byelaws of the EPNS, wich will be presented to the members of the EPNS for ratification at the businesss meeting during the 3rd congress in Nice, 7-10 November 1999. The Executive Board and the Byelaw Comitee of the EPNS look forward…

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EPNS Reseach Meeting 2016

Essen, Germany, 28-29 October 2016

The 5th EPNS Research Meeting will be taking place in the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Virchowstraße in Essen.

REGISTRATION OPENS 15 JUNE 2016: an online registration link will be provided

The meeting will start with a plenary session focusing on two diverse topics:

  • the role of imaging in the field of pediatric neurology
  • career aspects of young colleagues.

There will be 9 different working groups. Select the button below to learn more about this exciting meeting…

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The concept of this new EPNS Visiting Teacher initiative is that a volunteer professor / senior/ distinguished member of the EPNS, who is a recognised expert in a certain field, visits a nominated host centre in a country in Europe which is classified by the World Bank per capita income group 1, 2 or 3 for a short stay of intense teaching. Travel and stay will be supported by EPNS. The application period is now open!

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Research and Science

The main role of the EPNS Research and Scientific Committee is to advise on the scientific programme of the EPNS congress which is held biennially. In addition they provide guidance for symposia or sessions organised, or co-organised, by the EPNS within scientific meetings of other societies. Another important activity of the EPNS Research and Scientific Committee is the development of a European Research Conference in Paediatric Neurology, held every two years.

Education & Training

Courses and bursaries are funded from the EPNS fees paid and any surplus from the EPNS biennial Congress.


EPNS informing you about Meetings, Courses, Congress and events.


Join a rapidly growing group of like-minded active professionals in our field who are committed to improving standards of care of all children with suspected neurological problems and to collaborating on training.


Committee of National Advisers (CNA) & Training Advisory Board (TAB)

Research and Science

The Scientific Committee also organises workshops, usually attached to congresses, aimed at the development of guidelines for diagnosis and/or treatment trials in specific pathologies.

Job Vacancies

Service provided by the EPNS to share information about job positions with interested pediatric neurologists.

Education & Training

The EPNS has a programme of training courses to offer fellows and (young) paediatric neurologists the opportunity to learn paediatric neurology at a level prescribed by the Syllabus of the EPNS, to meet experts in the field and to exchange knowledge and personal experience. These are two-day courses at a location that can be easily reached at a relatively low cost. There will be a written examination at the end of the course. Because of the interactive character of the course, there is an upper limit of around 75 participants.

EPNS Training Course 2016; Epilepsy and other paroxysmal disordersEPNS Training Programme

Courses and bursaries are funded from the EPNS fees, any surplus from the EPNS biennial Congress and by sponsors.

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EPNS Fellowship

The EPNS is delighted to offer the opportunity for fully paid up EPNS members to apply for an EPNS Fellowship. The EPNS Fellowship committee (pictured) comprises of 5 representatives from the EPNS Board.

EPNS Fellowship News

EPNS Training Courses

EPNS has been organising training courses in paediatric neurology specifically aiming at trainees but also at paediatric neurologists.

Training Courses 2016