With more than 1,200 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. Please take a moment to look at our 1st Annual EPNS report to learn about our recent achievements.
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, the EPNS Visiting Teacher scheme and our EPNS Fellowship scheme. I extend my congratulations to the 6 successful EPNS Fellowship candidates announced this February 2017. Furthermore, registration is now open for our 2nd EPNS Masterclass at Cambridge University in September. Our EPNS Training Course in Budapest taking place this April is fully booked. The application period for the 2nd year of the EPNS Visiting Teacher is now open – closing date 31 May 2017.
Please also visit our ‘Research and Science’ section. Registration for the 12th EPNS Congress which will be taking place in Lyon, France, 20-24 June 2017 now open. Early Bird registration ends 16 April 2017. The main theme for our EPNS2017 congress will be: Lifelong course of diseases of the child’s nervous system. In addition, it is with pleasure that I can announce the 2nd EPNS Satellite Symposium on Advances in Neuromodulation in children: Neuronal Networks, Neurophysiology and Neuroplasticity is being held 19-20 June 2017 in Lyon – directly before the EPNS Congress. The 1st Symposium which took place in Vienna 2 years ago was a great success, and once again we are honoured to welcome a broad faculty of international experts who will bring you up-to-date with the practice and future developments in the rapidly developing field of neuromodulation. 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 was also with pleasure we hosted the EPNS Research Meeting in Essen, Germany, this October. Our congratulations to the 2 Research Prize winner. Select EPNS Research Meeting 2016 for more information.
The EPNS Congress 2019 will take place in Athens and we are now involved with the bidding process to host the 14th Congress of the European Paediatric Neurology Society in 2021.
Our EPNS annual subscription fees offer value for money and payments for 2017 are now being taken. Fully paid up EPNS members are entitled to many benefits, including substantially discounted delegate fees at our EPNS Congress 2017 in Lyon. 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 email@example.com
Professor Lieven Lagae
Cures Within Reach announces Industry Patient Impact Clinical Award for Prof Lieven Lagae
Prof Lieven Lagae, EPNS President and Director of the Childhood Epilepsy Program at the KUL University Hospitals is the recipient of “Cures within Research” 5th Annual Global Health Repurposing Awards. Prof Lagae has been awarded the new Industry Patient Impact Clinical Award n recognition of his pioneering research and world-wide efforts to repurpose the drug fenfluramine for Dravet syndrome patients.
Award recipients will be recognized at the Global Health Repurposing Awards on June 27, 2017 at the 6th Annual Global Health Drug Repositioning and Repurposing Conference in Chicago, IL.
EPNS Congress 2017 LYON
EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
* EPNS Member registration fee: to benefit from this reduced registration fee, you must have paid your 2017 annual EPNS subscription fee.
* Preliminary Program: http://www.epns2017.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PROGPREL_EPNS2017_au3mars.pdf
* General registration information, including registration fees and social program: http://www.epns2017.com/registration-information/
* TO REGISTER: http://epns.mypromeeting.fr/
* Accommodation: http://book.lyon-france.com/en/accommodation
2nd EPNS Satellite Symposium on Advances in Neuromodulation in children: Neuronal Networks, Neurophysiology and Neuroplasticity
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
The 1st Symposium which took place in Vienna 2 years ago was a great success, and once again we are honoured to welcome a broad faculty of international experts who will bring you up-to-date with the practice and future developments in the rapidly developing field of neuromodulation. Discover the programme http://www.epns2017.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/PRECONGRESSSYMPO_EPNS2017.pdf Registration is now open http://epns.mypromeeting.fr/
Congratulations to our successful 2017 EPNS fellows – we wish you all the very best
Dr Thomas Foiadelli from Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico S. Matteo, Italy w
Dr Katerina Gaberova from University Hospital “St. George”, Bulgaria
Dr Elena Maqueda from Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona
Dr Alice Dica from Al Obregia Hospital, Romania
Dr Marta Gomez Garcia de la Banda from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain
EPNS 2017 annual subscription fees
Members of the EPNS are invited to renew their EPNS membership by paying the EPNS annual subscription fee for 2017.Fully paid up members of the EPNS can take advantage of many benefits, for example, 12th EPNS Congress takes place 20-24 June 2017 http://www.epns2017.com/, and EPNS members who have paid their 2017 annual subscription fee benefit from significantly discounted member only delegate rates.
This Newsletter of the EPNS reproduces below the final draft of the Constitution and Bylaws of the EPNS, which will be presented to the members of the EPNS for ratification at the business meeting during the 3rd congress in Nice, 7-10 November 1999. The Executive Board and the Bylaw Committee of the EPNS look forward…
2nd EPNS Master Class, Cambridge, UK
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Date: 14 – 16 September 2017
Location: Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
Bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis. This will be based on the receipt of the full payment and not the receipt of the completed booking form.
EPNS Visiting Teacher 2017
APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN!
· Professor Linda DeMeirleir from Belgium visit to Romania
· Dr Petia Dimova from Bulgaria visit to Armenia
If you would like to consider applying for a visit to your country, the period to apply to participate in the ‘EPNS Visiting Teacher 2017’ scheme is now open! The closing date is 31 May 2017.
EPNS Training Course 2017: Budapest
The ‘EPNS 2017 Training Course, Budapest’ is designated for a maximum of (or ‘for up to’) 24 hours of European external CME credits.
4-5 April 2017: Infantile Metabolic Encephalopathies (IME) and Neonatal Neurology
6-7 April 2017: Neuromuscular disorders
ORGANISERS of EPNS Training Course 2017: Budapest
Program Director: Professor Katalin Hollódy, Pécs, Hungary
Head of the Scientific and Organising Committee: Dr Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Members of the Scientific and Organising Committee and training course topics:
Professor Barbara Plecko, Austria: Neurometabolic / Neonatal
Professor Thomas Sejersen, Sweden: Neuromuscular Disease
1st EPNS Annual Report
It is with great pleasure that the EPNS Board presents the 1st EPNS Annual Report providing a comprehensive overview of the activities of the Society during 2016. The Annual Report serves to communicate our accomplishments and on-going activities to all members of the EPNS.
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
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.