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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.
The outgoing board together with the new EPNS Board for 2018-2022 met in Leuven, Belgium, in January 2018 for a constructive meeting reflecting on past achievements, handing over ongoing projects and planning for new initiatives for the future. During this meeting I was thrilled to be elected as the new EPNS President.
It is a special honour and a privilege to begin my term as President of the EPNS. Our outgoing President, Lieven Lagae, deserves an enormous thank you from all of us— for guiding the society so ably. He has been a great role model, and his shoes will be impossible to fill. Luckily, for all of us, Lieven will continue to serve as a member of the EPNS Board and I am especially grateful that I will be able to rely on his wise counsel during my term.
I would also like to take this opportunity to express heartfelt thanks to Peter Baxter, Isabelle Desguerre, Katalin Hollody, Alla Nechay, Raili Riikonen and Biayna Sukhudyan as they leave the EPNS Board. Their commitment and contribution has played a big role in making the EPNS what it is today. On behalf of the EPNS I wish you all the very best in your future endeavours.
Please see the website section to the right for details of all the EPNS Board senior appointments. With my newly-elected board, we are engaged in strategic planning to continue the excellent achievements made so far and reaching our priority to promote training, clinical care and scientific research in the field of Paediatric Neurology. To this end, I urge you to become involved with EPNS and spread the word to your colleagues encouraging them to join us. Our new committees are excited by the prospect of taking a fresh look at how the Society can fulfil its goals and I embrace wholeheartedly the opportunity to serve this vibrant organisation.
The CNA is a forum on which all paediatric neurology societies in Europe are represented and provides a channel for communication between the EPNS Board and National Societies with 2 representatives from the C N A co-opted to the EPNS Board. The 2 co-opted C N A members to the EPNS Board for the next 4 years will be the C N A Secretary, Alasdair Parker together with Leena Haataja for the 2018-2019 term and Dilek Yalnizoglu for the 2020 to 2021 term.
Please take a moment to look at our 1st Annual EPNS report to learn about our recent achievements. The 2nd annual report will be released very soon.
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 especially the training courses taking place in Alicante for which registration is now open, the EPNS Visiting Teacher scheme and our EPNS Fellowship scheme. The application period for the 3rd year of the EPNS Visiting Teacher will be opening soon and we hope to make an announcement about the EPNS Masterclass shortly.
Please also visit our ‘Research and Science’ section. We were delighted to welcome over 1500 delegates to our 2nd EPNS International Symposium and 12th EPNS Congress which took place in Lyon in June 2017. 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 plans are now well on their way for 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.
Our latest exciting EPNS project is 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 are able to purchase this package via the EPNS website.
Our EPNS annual subscription fees offer value for money and payments for 2018 are now being taken. Fully paid up EPNS members are entitled to many benefits. 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.info/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 email@example.com
Professor Sameer Zuberi
EPNS Board 2018-2022: congratulations to all!
New EPNS appointments:
Prof Sameer Zuberi, EPNS President
Prof Michel Willemsen, EPNS Treasurer
Prof Dana Craiu, EPNS Secretary
Dr Rob Forsyth, EPNS Secretary
Prof Barbara Plecko, Chair of Scientific and Research committee
Ass Prof Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, Chair of Education and Training committee
Prof Florian Heinen, Chair Finance Committee
Prof Finbar O’Callaghan, Chair of Public Relations, Membership and Website committee
Prof Francisco Carratala, Webmaster
New EPNS appointments – congratulations to all!: Prof Sameer Zuberi, EPNS President / Prof Michel Willemsen, EPNS Treasurer / Prof Dana Craiu, EPNS Secretary / Dr Rob Forsyth, EPNS Secretary / Prof Barbara Plecko, Chair of Scientific and Research committee / Ass Prof Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, Chair of Education and Training committee / Prof Florian Heinen,…
The Neurokids Workbook and App NOW available as a package to all fully paid up members of the EPNS at a substantially discounted price. This initiative will become a core instrument in the educational programme of the EPNS. The coordinating editor, Professor Florian Heinen, has to be congratulated for pursuing this idea and taking this major step…
With the theme ‘Together We Are Stronger’ and 2 speakers from the EPNS Board, the local organising committee, the scientific committee and the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) will be very happy to welcome you to beautiful Tbilisi, Georgia, from 28 to 31 May 2018 www.eacd2018.net
EPNS/SINP joint mini symposium 29- 30 November 2017 With talks from 4 members of the EPNS Board: BANU ANLAR: Autoimmune etiology in epilepsy and movement disorders FRANCISCO CARRATALA MARCO: Treatment of epilepsy in autistic patients and improvement in their behavioural problems FINBAR O’CALLAGAN Haemorrhagic strok RAILI RIIKONEN: Infantile spasms Also, XLII Congresso Nazionale SINP, Matera,…
We are pleased to announce that as from today you can renew your EPNS membership by paying your EPNS annual subscription fee for 2018. It is with great pleasure we can confirm that all fees remain the same as they were in 2017. Payment can be made by any of the following methods: On-line by…
1st National Congress on Current Issues of Perinatal Neurology has been held in Kiev, Ukraine on 23-24 November 2017. 379 participants – neurologists, neonatologists and paediatritians gathered at the Hall of the Hotel Khreschatyk to celebrate knowledge in the field of neurology in very young children. The main organizers of the congress were: National Academy of…
The application period for EPNS Fellowship 2018 is now open! The EPNS is once again thrilled to be able to offer 6 fellowships as follows: Clinical elective (e.g. attending clinics, developing skills in EEG, EMG etc.) Research project (May be part of a thesis; basic or patient orientated research, learning a specific skill / technique)…
EPNS Research Meeting 2018: Alicante
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More details to follow!
EPNS Fellowship 2018: application period now closed!
Purpose of the Fellowship: 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. Candidates must currently practice in Europe; this is taken as the region for which the European Office of WHO is responsible http://www.euro.who.int/en/countries The fellowship must take place in one of these European Countries.
EPNS annual subscription fees: 2018 now payable
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…
EPNS Training Course 2018: Alicante
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
Program Director: Professor Francisco Carratala, Spain
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. The 2nd EPNS Annual Report will be available soon!
EPNS Congress 2017 Lyon:
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Interactive EPNS Teaching Course 2017 ‘Child Neurology in Infancy’
18-20 October 2017 Astana, Kazakhstan.
For the first time, an EPNS course was held in Astana, Kazakhstan 2017. The course was highly interactive character and participants were encouraged to bring (difficult) cases to discuss. Thanks to Dr Altynshash Jaxybayeva & the local team for organising such a successful event! 80 Participants from 5 countries (Ukraine, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Iraq, Kazakhstan) 10 Speakers from 4…
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.
Honorary membership is for persons who the society wishes to honour for outstanding distinction in the field of paediatric neurology. Honorary membership is the highest honour which the EPNS can give and it recognises an exceptional contribution at international level to the field of paediatric neurology.
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.