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.
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Lieven Lagae
EPNS Training Courses 2016: Budapest REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
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. Registration for our 2016 Training Courses in Budapest is now open!
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…
EPNS Fellowships 2016: APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN!
The purpose of the EPNS Fellowship is to create excellence by offering the opportunity for further qualification or experience in an area of paediatric neurology in terms of clinical practice or research. The fellowship must take place in a European Country. The application period is now open!
EPNS Visiting Teacher 2016: APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN!
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!
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.