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 1,000 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. The application period for our next tranche of EPNS Fellowships opens on 1 December 2016. Also we are very proud to introduce our latest initiative EPNS Visiting Teacher 2016 This is a an exciting new scheme and we are looking forward to driving this forward.

Please also visit our ‘Research and Science’ section. Abstracts are now invited for the 12th EPNS Congress which will be taking place in Lyon, France, 20-24 June 2017 and registration opens on 3 January 2017. The main theme for our EPNS2017 congress will be: Lifelong course of diseases of the child’s nervous system. 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 reviewing the letters of intent received from interested parties who would like to submit a bid to host the 14th Congress of the European Paediatric Neurology Society  in 2021.

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! We will be announcing the fees for 2017 very soon, and then members will be able to send their payments to ensure a continuous membership with the EPNS and entitlement to all the 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/


Huge congratulations to our 2 Research Award winners!

There is an EPNS award at every biennial EPNS Research Meeting. The EPNS Research Prize (2500 euro) this year was awarded to two young neurologists who presented outstanding, innovative ideas in an area of research in Paediatric Neurology. Well done to:

Dr Walid Fazeli from Germany

Dr Ralista Yordanova from Bulgaria

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EPNS Congress 2017 LYON


Early registration opens 3 January 2017!

Call for abstracts for the European Paediatric Neurology Society congress which will be held in Lyon, France on June 20-24, 2017 opened on 1 October 2016.

Submit your abstract online for oral communications or poster presentations  www.epns2017.com/  

All sessions of the congress are designed to address, among other topics, the Lifelong course of diseases of the child’s nervous system.

The call for abstracts for oral communications and poster presentations is organized by topics:

  1. Basic Science
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Fetal Neurology
  4. Inflammatory Disease of the CNS
  5. Metabolic disorders
  6. Miscellaneous topics
  7. Movement disorders
  8. Neuromuscular
  9. Neuropsychiatry
  10. Neurorehabilitation
  11. Cerebrovascular Disorders
  12. Neurodevelopmental
  13. Genetics
  14. Neuro-oncology

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EPNS Training Courses: 4-7 April 2017 

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 the 2017 training course.

EPNS Training Course 2017: Budapest: Tuesday 4 April – Friday 7 April 2017

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, Switzerland: Neurometabolic / Neonatal

Professor Thomas Sejersen, Sweden: Neuromuscular Disease

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EPNS Fellowship 2017: application period NOW OPEN!

Application period for EPNS Fellowship 2017 is now open and the closing date is 15 January 2017. Details about the Fellowship 2017 criteria can be found on  the EPNS website by clicking the button below. It is the responsibility of the applicant to locate and make arrangements with their nominated host site.

For details of our successful Fellowship candidates from 2014, 2015 and 2016 please visit: http://www.epns.jmre.es/epns-fellowship/

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EPNS Research Meeting:Essen, Germany, 28-29 October 2016 

The 5th EPNS Research Meeting was held in the University Hospital Essen, Centre for Learning and Teaching, Essen

Great meeting – sincere thanks to the local organisers and all participants for contributing to the success of the event.

Next EPNS Research Meeting: Alicante, Spain 2018. More details to follow soon!

The 2016 Research meeting started with a plenary session focusing on two diverse topics:

  • the role of imaging in the field of pediatric neurology
  • career aspects of young colleagues.

Also there were 8 different working groups:

  1. Neonatal Neurology, Neurodegeneration and Neuroprotection
  2. Neurometabolics
  3. Ataxia / Movement Disorders
  4. Developmental Neurology and Neuro-rehabilitation
  5. Neuromuscular disorders
  6. Autoimmune inflammatory diseases
  7. Epilepsy
  8. Paediatric Stroke

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2nd EPNS Caucasian Training Course 2016

This took place on 30 September and 1 October 2016 in Georgia. The course was a great success with a stimulating and full programme. 60 participants from Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan,Turkey, Russia,Ukraine, Latvia, Israel were present. The EPNS extends its sincere thanks to the local organisers who were very efficient and welcoming. Thank you!

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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.


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


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.


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