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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 

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

Important Dates:

NOW: bursary application period open

29 June 2018: deadline for bursary application

beginning July 2018: registration opens

Mid July 2018: Decisions communicated to bursary applicants

19 October 2018: registration closes

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EPNS Congress 2019

We are delighted to inform you that Greece will be hosting the 13th EPNS Congress at the Megaron Athens International Conference Centre in Athens on 18-21 September 2019.

The main theme for the 2019 congress will be:

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

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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 Privacy Policy

EPNS Cambridge Master Class 2018

6 –8 September 2018 at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

When to start; when to stop. The dilemmas of advanced medical technology in paediatric neurology

The EPNS masterclasses were instituted in 2015 to address some of the dilemmas of practice in the 21st Century. Paediatric Neurology is a rapidly developing specialty: new healthcare technologies promise outcomes unthinkable a few years ago. But what is possible is not always what is appropriate. When do we start advanced treatments, or decide not to, or that the time has come to stop? Who has a say in these decisions, and how should disagreements be managed? Do attitudes to these issues differ between countries and if so what does this teach us?

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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”.


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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