Bursary application period is now open: closing date: 23 October 2019

REGISTRATION will open soon!

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 current cycle of training courses 2018-2020 is taking place in sunny Alicante, Spain.

The final phase of EPNS training courses will be held in Alicante: 10-13 March 2020

10-11 March 2020: Neuromuscular diseases (moderator Professor Thomas Sejerson)

Programme: click here

Faculty:

Prof Guenther Bernert
Dr Imelda Hughes
Prof Olive Montse
Dr Rosaline Quinlivan
Prof Thomas Sejersen

12-13 March 2020: Neonatal neurology (moderator Professor Leena Hataaja)

Programme: click here

Faculty:

Ass Prof Coriene Catsman – Berrevoets
Ass Prof Floris Groenendaal
prof Leena Haataja
Dr Anthony Hart
prof Tally Lerman-Sagie
Dr Brigitte Vollmer

 

IMPORTANT: Participants must be EPNS members who have paid their 2019 and 2020 annual subscription fee to attend these training courses. Currently it is possible to pay the 2019 EPNS subscription fee OR a combined 2019 AND 2020 EPNS subscription fee. It is not possible to pay the 2020 fee alone.  If you have already paid the 2019 but not the 2020 annual subscription, EPNS members will be invited by email to pay their 2020 fee within the next few weeks. In the case that only the 2019 fee has been paid, course attendance will be confirmed subject to the 2020 fee being received before 31 December 2019.

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

REGISTRATION WILL OPEN SOON! All EPNS members will be notified by email when registration has opened, and this website page will be updated at the same time. This is a popular event, and registrations will be accepted on a strictly first come, first served basis.

IMPORTANT: to successfully register participants MUST complete 2 online forms:

Registration: a link will be added here when registration has opened

Payment (remember to click ‘add to cart’ for each section): a link will be added here when registration has opened

Terms of Payment:

  • 2 methods of payment:
    • Credit card
    • Bank transfer: The participant MUST pay the the bank taxes/charges. Be careful non-EU members! Minimum commission 15€ Send proof of payment by e-mail to eventos@grupoesoc.es. Bank transfers must be received within 5 working days after registration to secure the place.
  • Invoice Upon receipt of the registration payment, the participant will receive a confirmation from the Course Secretariat by email (invoice). If confirmation has not been sent one week after the payment, please contact Course Secretariat at eventos@grupoesoc.es

Prizes for the best participant case presentations will be awarded.

EACCME® accreditation: an application is in process.

Bursary application period is now open: closing date: 23 October 2019

The EPNS will offer a limited number of bursaries.

Application form: click here

Who can apply for a bursary? Requirements of the scheme, applicants must:

  • be a member of the EPNS
  • have paid their 2019 and 2020 annual subscription fee. Currently it is possible to pay the 2019 EPNS subscription fee OR a combined 2019 AND 2020 EPNS subscription fee. It is not possible to pay the 2020 fee alone.  If you have already paid the 2019 but not the 2020 annual subscription, EPNS members will be invited by email to pay their 2020 fee within the next few weeks. In the case that only the 2019 fee has been paid and the bursary application is successful, it will be subject to approval only if the 2020 fee is received before 31 December 2019.
  • be a resident in paediatric neurology, neurology or paediatrics, or a young paediatric neurologist.
  • Must NOT be members of the WB4A category (email info@epns.info if unsure).

What does the bursary cover? The bursary will fully cover both the training course fees, accommodation 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.

What does the bursary not cover? The bursary will not cover any other costs, including travel costs.

How do I apply for a bursary? Complete the application form and email to info@epns.info

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.

COURSE COST

One-course registration fee (285 EUR) includes:

  • 2-day scientific programme. Course materials.
  • 1 evening social programme with dinner
  • 2 lunches, coffee breaks and 1 dinner

Two-course registration fee (435 EUR) includes:

  • 4-day scientific programme. Course materials.
  • 2 evening social programme with dinner
  • 4 lunches, coffee breaks and 1 dinner

Accommodation: Bed&Breakfast. Includes breakfast and taxes. Hotel check-in from 16.00, Check-out until 12.00

  • SINGLE Room: 62 EUR/night/person
  • SHARED Room: 90 EUR/night/room (45 EUR/night/person). In this option a roommate is required. There is an accompanying person fee obligatory for people not registered for the courses.

One course accompanying person fee (110 EUR) includes:

  • 1 evening social programme with dinner
  • 2 lunches, coffee breaks and 1 dinner

Two courses accompanying person fee (220 EUR) includes:

  • 2 evening social programme with dinner
  • 4 lunches, coffee breaks and 1 dinner

IMPORTANT: Registration fee does not include individual insurance of participants against personal accidents, illness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to purchase personal travel insurance. All changes in accommodation should be sent to the Course Secretariat Eventos@grupoesoc.es, not to the hotel.

VENUE

Hotel Complejo San Juan, Calle Doctor Pérez Mateos, 2 – 03550, San Juan (Alicante) Tlf: +34 96 594 2050    http://www.complejosanjuan.com

The Hotel Complejo San Juan is in a privileged location in San Juan of Alicante, 5 minutes away from the beach of San Juan and 10 minutes away from Alicante’s city center.This emblematic hotel complex has an extension of 65.000 m2 surrounded with gardens and offers numerous services as restaurant, buffet, bar, lounge with terrace, swimming pool, chapel, library, gymnasium, 6 tennis courts, 2 padel tracks.

TRANSPORT

  • More than 150 direct lines with Europe (11.000.000 passengers per year).
  • 1stLow-cost airport in Spain.
  • New terminal.
  • AVE (Spanish High Speed Train):2h 20’ from Madrid Barajas International Airport

From Alicante Airport

  • TAXI. Highly recommended option. Travel time approx. 25 minutes. Average cost 25-30 EUR. Taxi stop right at arrivals.
  • BUS: take bus C6 and gett off in Alicante Bus Station. Walk (10 min) to Reyes Católicos Street and take bus 23. Get off in San Juan de Alicante, stop Alicante 51. Walk to Hotel Complejo San Juan,

From Train Station by Bus

  • Walk (5 min) to Avenida Oscar Esplá and take bus 23.
  • Get off in San Juan de Alicante, stop Alicante 51.
  • Walk to Hotel Complejo San Juan.

SOCIAL PROGRAMME

Note: 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.

CANCELLATION TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  • All the cancellations and changes must be sent to the Course Secretariat (ESOC Eventos) in written form.
  • All refunds will be processed after the course.
  • 100% refund minus 50 EUR administrative fee and bank fees one week before the beginning of the course.