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 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 course has a highly interactive character and participants are encouraged to bring (difficult) cases to discuss. Also, don’t miss out – 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 2 May 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 with pleasure we hosted the EPNS Research Meeting in Essen, Germany, in October 2016. Our congratulations to the 2 Research Prize winner. Select EPNS Research Meeting 2016 for more information. We now start to plan our next EPNS Research Meeting which will take place in Alicante, Spain 26-28 October 2018.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Professor Lieven Lagae
Interactive EPNS Teaching Course 2017 ‘Child Neurology in Infancy’
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 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
FINAL PROGRAM WILL BE AVAILABLE VERY SOON!
* 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
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!
14 – 16 September 2017: Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
EPNS Visiting Teacher 2017
APPLICATION PERIOD NOW OPEN!
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.
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
EPNS Training Course 2018: Alicante
SAVE THE DATE!
Program Director: Professor Francisco Carratala, Spain
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.
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.