In 1995 the European Federation of Paediatric Neurology (EFPN) evolved into an open society based on individual membership; the European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS), with English as the official language. The EPNS constitution and bylaws was registered in France in December 1996.

Founders of the EPNS:

  • Peter Barth, The Netherlands
  • Co Begeer, The Netherlands
  • Go sta Blennow, Sweden
  • Jaime Campos-Castello, Spain
  • Victor Dubowitz, UK
  • Philippe Evrard, Belgium
  • Stuart Green, UK
  • Franco Guzzetta, Italy
  • Folker Hanefeld, Germany
  • Shaul Harel, Israel
  • Ivan Lesny, Czech Republic
  • Hans Lou, Denmark
  • Dietz Rating, Germany
  • Yavuz Renda, Turkey
  • Jan Rotteveel, The Netherlands
  • Wojcieh Sluzewski, Poland
  • Henri Szliwowski, Belgium
  • Marc Tardieu, France
  • Franco Vassella, Switzerland.

EPNS Presidents

  • 1998 Paul Casaer
  • 2002 Paul Casaer
  • 2006 Colin Kennedy
  • 2010 Lieven Lagae
  • 2014 Lieven Lagae
  • 2018 Sameer Zuberi

EPNS Treasurers

  • 1998 Dietz Rating
  • 2002 Dietz Rating
  • 2006 Willem Arts
  • 2010 Florian Heinen
  • 2014 Florian Heinen
  • 2018 Michel Willemsen

EPNS Secretaries

  • 1998 Jan Rotteveel and Colin Kennedy
  • 2002 Mårten Kyllerman and Colin Kennedy
  • 2006 Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann and Helen Cross
  • 2010 Banu Anlar and Peter Baxter
  • 2014 Nina Barisic and Finbar O’Callaghan
  • 2018 Dana Craiu and Rob Forsyth

EPNS Chairs of the Scientific & Research Committee

  • 2002 Eugen Boltshauser
  • 2006 Alexis Arzimanoglou
  • 2010 Ingeborg Krägeloh-Mann
  • 2014 Linda DeMeirleir
  • 2018 Barbara Plecko

EPNS Chairs of the Education & Training Committee

  • 1998 Brian Neville
  • 2002 Brian Neville
  • 2006 Oebele Brouwer
  • 2010 Richard Newton
  • 2014 Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets
  • 2018 Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets

Editor-in-Chief European Journal of Paediatric Neurology (EJPN)

  • 1997 to 2004 Victor Dubowitz
  • 2004 to 2005 Paul Casaer
  • 2005 to 2015 Lieven Lagae
  • 2015 to 2020 Sameer Zuberi
  • 2021 to present date: Dimitrios Zafeiriou

EPNS Honorary Members

Awarded in 2005:

  • Jean Aicardi
  • Victor Dubowitz
  • Yukio Fukuyama
  • Neil Gordon
  • Bengt Hagberg
  • Gilles Lyon
  • Franz Schulte

Awarded in 2009:

  • Peter Barth
  • Paul Casaer
  • Philippe Evrard
  • Folke Hanefeld
  • Marten Kyllerman
  • Sanda Magureanu
  • Brian Neville

Awarded in 2015:

  • Eugen Bolthauser
  • Ovar Eeg-Olofsson
  • Ilona Gyorgy
  • John Stephenson
  • Marc Tardieu

Awarded in 2019:

  • Colin Kennedy
  • Richard Newton
  • Raili Riikonen

EPNS Congresses

  • 1995: Eilat, Israel
  • 1997: Maastricht, The Netherlands
  • 1999: Nice, France
  • 2001: Baden-Baden, Germany
  • 2003: Taormina, Italy
  • 2005: Gothenburg, Sweden
  • 2007: Kusadasi, Turkey
  • 2009: Harrogate, United Kingdom
  • 2011: Cavtat, Croatia
  • 2013: Brussels, Belgium
  • 2015: Vienna, Austria
  • 2017: Lyon, France
  • 2019: Athens, Greece
  • 2022: Glasgow, United Kingdom (postponed due to Covid-19 global pandemic)
  • 2023: Prague, Czech Republic

Research Meetings

  • 2008: Tuebingen, Germany
  • 2010: Lyon, France
  • 2012: Beuggen, Germany
  • 2014: Bucharest, Romania
  • 2016: Essen, Germany
  • 2018: Alicante, Spain
  • 2020: Stockholm, Sweden (cancelled due to Covid-19 global pandemic)

Special thanks to our EPNS Honorary Members Professor Victor Dubowitz and Professor Colin Kennedy for their help in compiling this webpage.