Linda de Meirleir (1954-2018)

It is with utmost sadness that I announce our much loved EPNS Board member, esteemed colleague and friend, Linda de Meirleir, passed away on the morning of 31 October 2018 after a brave battle with illness. There are few words to express the enormity of this loss. We are all deeply shocked and would like to offer our sincerest sympathy to Linda’s family, colleagues and friends. Linda made immense contributions to the EPNS and her legacy will live on. Her intellect, humour, thoughtfulness and caring spirit will be greatly missed.

Sameer Zuberi, EPNS President

With the kind blessing of Ingrid Tein, I share this beautifully written tribute

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 1,300 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.

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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

Our new EPNS President for the term 2018 – 2022: congratulation to

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


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EPNS Research Meeting 2018: Alicante WORKING GROUPS

The 6th EPNS Research Meeting 2018 will be taking place in Alicante, Spain on 26 – 27 October 2018.

Participants attend 2 out of the 8 different working groups, i.e. one from each of the two blocks of four (subject to availability). Participants are encouraged to participate actively, including presenting research projects. Working group Chairs should be contacted directly to make arrangements for presentations. Please note that a number Working Groups already have a sufficient number of presentations, but participants are still welcome (subject to availability).  More details and email addresses can be found on the EPNS website which will be updated when more programmes and information are available

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EPNS Congress 2019

13th EPNS Congress Athens on 17-21 September 2019.

Paediatric Neurology and Rare Diseases: Genetics & Environment, Progression & Transition

Important Dates

• On-line Registration opens: 15 June 2018
• On-line Abstract submission opens: 17 September 2018
• Abstract submission deadline: 4 February 2019
• Notification to authors: 15 March 2019
• Early Registration deadline: 14 April 2019
• Late Registration deadline: 8 September 2019

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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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EPNS Research Meeting 2018: Alicante: Research Prizes

There is a maximum of 40 delegates per working group which will be booked on a first come, first served basis. Delegates are encouraged to participate actively, including presenting research projects in the respective working groups. Working group Chairs should be contacted directly to make arrangements for presentations.  There will be an EPNS Research Prize awarded to 2 young neurologists (2500 Euros per person) who present outstanding, innovative ideas in research in Paediatric Neurology.


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EPNS Annual Report 2017

It is with great pleasure that the EPNS Board presents the 2nd EPNS Annual Report  providing a comprehensive overview of the activities of the Society during 2017. The Annual Report serves to communicate our accomplishments and on-going activities to all members of the EPNS.

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EPNS Congress 2017 Lyon:

presentations available

EPNS Congress 2017 Lyon authorised presentations are available to EPNS members by logging into the EPNS website and selecting “Meeting Presentations”.


Any questions: mail

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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.

EPNS Board Membership

Under Article 12 of the Society’s Constitution, the EPNS is governed by a Board consisting of at least 12 and a maximum of 25 members. The Election of the EPNS Board members takes place every 4 years.

Honorary Membership

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

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.

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.

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