With more than 1,300 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 which have taken place in Hungary during 2015-2017, our recently announced dates for the training courses taking place in Alicante in 2018, the EPNS Visiting Teacher scheme and our EPNS Fellowship scheme. I extend my congratulations to Dr Filipe Palavra and Dr Ana Kosac for being awarded best presentations in Budapest this April, together with 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 2017 and the EPNS is delighted to announce that for the first time, an EPNS course will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan in October 2017. The application period for the 2nd year of the EPNS Visiting Teacher is now closed, but it most likely there will be more opportunities in 2018.
Please also visit our ‘Research and Science’ section. I would like to express our delight in welcoming so many delegates to our 2nd EPNS International Symposium and 12th EPNS Congress which took place in Lyon in June 2017. We are still evaluating the feedback forms, but with an overall number of over 1,400 delegates from approx. 70 countries, clearly the meetings were a huge success and surpassed all expectations! I would like to offer my personal thanks to Vincent Des Portes, Alexis Arzimanoglou and their team, together with Jean-Pierre Lin for organising such wonderful events. The meetings presented outstanding scientific programmes and excellent networking opportunities. 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 with pleasure we hosted the EPNS Research Meeting in Essen, Germany, in October 2016. We now start to plan our next EPNS Research Meeting which will take place in Alicante, Spain 26-27 October 2018.
The EPNS Congress 2019 will take place in Athens and we recently announced that Glasgow, UK will host the 14th Congress of the European Paediatric Neurology Society in 2021.
At the EPNS Congress in Lyon, the EPNS was thrilled to launch our latest exciting EPNS project; the EPNS Neurokids App and corresponding Workbook – an innovative answer to the clinical challenges in child neurology! With the basic idea of Mind Maps designed for daily professional practice, bundling the broad clinical spectrum. The App in particular is ideal for daily work and we are looking for our members to use the feedback function extensively. All fully paid up members of the EPNS will soon be able to purchase this package via the EPNS website.
Thank you to Professor Dana Craiu for her hardwork as Chair of the Committee of National Advisors (CNA) over the last term and congratulations to the newly appointed CNA Executive Group: Chair: Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, Secretary: Alasdair Parker and Maja Steinlin, Nina Barisic, Leena Haataja, Dilek Yalnizoglu
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.
Over the next few months we will be starting the EPNS Board Election process. All ordinary members will be eligible to participate in the election.
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 Neurokids App and corresponding Workbook – an innovative answer to the clinical challenges in child neurology!
The Neurokids Workbook and App will soon be available as a package to all fully paid up members of the EPNS at a substantially discounted price.
EPNS Congress 2021
Thank you to all the excellent bids which were submitted to host the EPNS Congress 2021. The standard was very high and the EPNS is delighted to announce that Glasgow, UK will be hosting our Congress in 2021. Look out for more information.
EPNS Board Elections.
Process begins soon. All ordinary members will be eligible to participate in the election.
12th EPNS Congress 2017 LYON
12th EPNS Congress LYON: Awards congratulations!
- Best Oral Presentation: Dr Belohlavkova from Czech Republic: Trends in paediatric epilepsy surgery 2000-2016
- Best e-Poster Presentation: M.J.Gonzalez from Spain: DTI in early treated PKU
EPNS Research Meeting 2018: Alicante SAVE THE DATE!
More details to follow!
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
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…
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.
2nd EPNS Master Class, Cambridge, UK REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
14 – 16 September 2017: Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
EPNS Teaching Course 2017 ‘Child Neurology in Infancy’ registration now open
The EPNS is delighted to announce that for the first time, an EPNS course will be held in Astana, Kazakhstan 2017. The course has a highly interactive character and participants are encouraged to bring (difficult) cases to discuss.
Date: 18-20 October 2017
Venue: Hotel Park Inn, Astana, Kazakhstan.
EPNS Training Course 2018: Alicante
SAVE THE DATE!
Program Director: Professor Francisco Carratala, Spain
EPNS Visiting Teacher 2017 Congratulations!
The Visiting Teacher 2017 has been awarded to Mrs van der Louw MSc dietician from the Netherlands to visit Georgia!
Congratulations to Dr Filipe Palavra and Dr Ana Kosac!
Dr Filipe Palavra from Portugal awarded for the best participant presentation at the EPNS Teaching Course 2017, Budapest on: Infantile Metabolic Encephaloparhies / Neonatal Neurology
Dr Ana Kosac from Serbia awarded for the best participant presentation at the EPNS Teaching Course 2017, Budapest on: Neuromuscular disorders
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.
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.