The concept of the EPNS Visiting Teacher initiative:  A volunteer professor / senior/ distinguished member of the EPNS, who is a recognised expert in a certain field, visits a nominated host centre in a country in Europe which is classified by the World Bank per capita income group 1, 2, 3 or 4B for a short stay of intense teaching. Travel and stay will be supported by EPNS.

The EPNS is delighted to announce 3 Visiting Teacher Awards for 2018:


Professor Sameer Zuberi from the United Kingdom will be visiting Estonia. The visit will be hosted by Dr Inga Talvik,Tallinn Children`S Hospital, in October 2018.

Objective: ‘We expect to have a teaching seminar : lectures about non-epileptic paroxysmal events. Discussion of patients.’


Professor Raoul Hennekam from the Netherlands will be visiting Kazakhstan. The visit will be hosted by Dr Altynshash Jaxybayeva, Astana Medical University, in October 2018.

Objective: ‘Neurogenetics course for pediatric neurologists with special attention to epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders. We hope that during the course we will develop a program for establishing genetical assessment for neurological conditions in Kazakhstan’


Professor Dana Craiu from Romania will be visiting the Ukraine. The visit will be hosted by Dr Alla Nechai, Kiev City Paediatric Hospital, in May 2018.

Objective: ‘Prof Dana Craiu has been invited for  Lecturing during teaching course on Epilepsy in Children. The Teaching course will be held by the Department of Paediatric Neurology and medical and social Rehabilitation of The National Medical Academy of Postgraduate training . The Visit will assist further collaboration of EPNS and Ukrainian paediatric neurologists in the field of knowledge improvement.Visit aim: 1. To improve knowledge of Ukrainian team about early recognition and differential diagnosis of epilepsy in children. 2. To discuss practical protocols in epilepsy in Ukraine and Romania – comparing, exchanging, improvement (with participation of Ukrainian experts). 3. To implement  multidisciplinary approach to the problem of Epilepsy in childhood’