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 1,200 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 for the EPNS Training Course in Budapest taking place this April is now open and we will be hosting our 2nd EPNS Masterclass at Cambridge University in September.

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. 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 is 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 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/

EPNS Fellowship 2017

Congratulations to our successful 2017 EPNS fellows – we wish you all the very best:

  • Clinical Fellowships:
    • Dr Olena Apanasenko from Kyiv Childrens’ Hospital, Ukraine
    • 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
  • Research Fellowships:
    • Dr Alice Dica from Al Obregia Hospital, Romania
    • Dr Marta Gomez Garcia de la Banda from Vall d’Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain

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EPNS Congress 2017 LYON

EARLY REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!

Registration for the 12th EPNS Congress which will be held in Lyon, France on June 20-24, 2017 is open!

* Early Bird registration: ends on 16 April 2017. REGISTER NOW AND SAVE!

* 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_January-17.pdf

* General registration information, including registration fees and social program: http://www.epns2017.com/registration-information/

* Bursaries: closing date for applications is 28 February http://www.epns2017.com/bursary-application/

* TO REGISTER: http://epns.mypromeeting.fr/

* Accommodation: http://book.lyon-france.com/en/accommodation

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2nd EPNS Satellite Symposium on Advances in Neuromodulation in children: Neuronal Networks, Neurophysiology and Neuroplasticity

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.

Registration is now open http://epns.mypromeeting.fr/

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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.

For more information about the 2017 EPNS Membership Fees, select the button below.

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EPNS Training Course 2017: 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. Select the button below to read more about  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

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2nd EPNS Master Class, Cambridge, UK

Following the enormous success of our inaugural 2015 Masterclass we are delighted to announce a 2nd EPNS Cambridge Master Class!

Date: 14 – 16 September 2017

Location: Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Topic: Paediatric Neurology meets Functional Disorders meets Literature

Registration opens at 09:00h UK time on 27 February 2017,  and 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.

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.

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EPNS Constitution

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…

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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.

Meetings

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

Membership

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.

CNA & TAB

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