General information

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 number of participants is limited and applicants who wish to attend both courses will be given priority over those who wish to attend one of the two courses. The cycle of training courses 2015-2017 took place in Budapest, Hungary. We are excited to announce that the next cycle of training courses 2018-2020 will take place in beautiful Alicante, Spain.

The first training courses will be held in Alicante: 8 – 11 May 2018

  • 8 and 9 May 2018: Immune mediated diseases and infections
  • 10 and 11 May 2018: Acute Neurology and Emergency


EACCME® accreditation
The EPNS Training Course 2018 Alicante, Alicante, Spain, 08/05/2018-11/05/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at
“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for UNION EUROPÉENNE DES MÉDECINS SPÉCIALISTES EUROPEAN UNION OF MEDICAL SPECIALISTS Association internationale sans but lucratif – International non-profit organisation Avenue de la Couronne, 20 T +32 2 649 51 64 BE- 1050 BRUSSELS F +32 2 640 37 30 ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the
Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Program Director:

Professor Francisco Carratala, Spain Twitter: @FranciscoCarrat

Head of the Scientific and Organising Committee:

Ass Professor Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, The Netherlands

Members of the Scientific and Organising Committee:

Ass Professor Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, The Netherlands

Professor Maja Steinlin, Switzerland

IMPORTANT: EPNS courses are only available to EPNS members who have paid their current year annual subscription fee

If you are not a member, please email for more information.

Prizes for the best participant case presentations will be awarded.


Immune mediated diseases and infections: 

Tues 8 May – Weds 9 May 2018

Programme: Immune mediated diseases and infections


  • Prof. Coriene Catsman- Berrevoets, Rotterdam, the Netherlands


  • Prof Banu Anlar, Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr Thais Armangue, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr Kumaran Deiva, Paris, France
  • Prof Martin Hausler, Aachen, Germany
  • Dr Rinze Neuteboom, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Acute Paediatric Neurology and Emergency: 

Thurs 10 May – Fri 11 May 2018

Programme: Acute Neurology and Emergency


  • Prof Maja Steinlin, Bern, Switserland


  • Prof Em. Eugen Boltshauser, Zurich Switserland
  • Prof Kees Braun, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Ass Prof. Coriene  Catsman- Berrevoets, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Dr R. Forsyth, New Castle, United Kingdom
  • Prof Wolfgang Müller -Felber, Munchen, Germany


To be confirmed


2 prizes will be awarded for the best participant presentations


Hotel Complejo San Juan, Calle Doctor Pérez Mateos, 2 – 03550, San Juan (Alicante)
Tlf: +34 96 594 20 50


  • More than 150 direct lines with Europe (11.000.000 passengers per year).
  • 1st Low-cost airport in Spain.
    • New terminal.

AVE (Spanish High Speed Train):2h 20’ from Madrid Barajas International Airport

Public transport from Airport/train Station to Hotel

From Alicante Airport

  • Take bus C6 and get off in Alicante Bus Station.
  • Walk (10 min) to Reyes Católicos Street and take bus 23. Get off in Alicante, 51 (Hotel Residencial San Juan)

From Alicante Train Station

  • Walk (5 min) to Avenida Oscar Espla and take bus 23. Get off in Alicante, 51 (Hotel Residencial San Juan)


 Wednesday May 9th

Provisional: Dinner at Ocean Race Club. A restaurant with a charmed atmosphere, next to the sea. More information to be provided.

Friday May 11st

Provisional: Dinner at Castle (Santa Bárbara) It is the most emblematic location in Alicante.


The EPNS is delighted to offer a limited number of bursaries.


Who can apply for a bursary? Applicants must be a member of the EPNS and have paid their 2018 annual subscription fee. Applicants should be a resident in paediatric neurology, neurology or paediatrics, or a young paediatric neurologist. Applicants must reside in a European country; this is taken as the region for which the European Office of WHO is responsible .Bursary applicants who wish to attend both training courses will be given priority over those who wish to attend one of the two courses.

What does the bursary cover? The bursary will fully cover both the training course fees, accommodation in a shared room for 3 nights in case of single course, for 5 nights in case of both courses and all meals, including breakfast as well as the social programme. If a single room is preferred, the single supplement is 16 Euros per person per night.

What does the bursary not cover? The bursary will not cover any other costs, including travel costs. The bursary will not cover the cost of staying in a single room, but if the successful bursary participant would prefer a single room, they can cover this cost themselves.

How do I apply for a bursary? If you would like to apply for a bursary, please download the  EPNS Alicante 2018 bursary application form and send it by email to EPNS

Who will make the decision about the bursary applications?  The Chair of EPNS Education & Training Committee will review the applications and make the final decision.
When is the closing date for bursary applications? The closing date for applications is 30 March 2018.



  SINGLE room SHARED room

without accommodation (only for Spanish participants): 195 EUR

with 1-night accommodation 240 EUR 205 EUR
with 2-night accommodation 290 EUR 355 EUR
with 3-night accommodation 345 EUR 300 EUR

without accommodation (only for Spanish participants): 285 EUR

with 3-night accommodation 465 EUR 420 EUR
with 4-night accommodation 525 EUR 460 EUR
with 5-night accommodation 585 EUR 500 EUR

 Above costs include all scientific and social programmes, food and refreshments, accommodation as requested and all taxes (VAT, city tax).

The registration fee does not include provision for the insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take adequate personal travel insurance.