12-13 April 2021: Neuromuscular diseases: Moderator Professor Thomas Sejersen

14-15 April 2021: Neonatal Neurology: Moderator Professor Leena Haataja

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 the world. The 2021-2023 cycle of training courses is taking place in Jurmala, Latvia, however in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic after careful consideration the decision has been taken to transition the EPNS Jurmala Training Course 2021 to a fully virtual event. EPNS delegates will experience the same level of expert training which they have come to expect but from the safety and convenience of a remote working location.

IMPORTANTParticipants must be EPNS members who have paid their 2021 annual membership fee to attend these training courses. If you are not a member, please email info@epns.info for more information.

12-13 April 2021: Neuromuscular diseases (moderator Professor Thomas Sejersen)

Programme: CLICK HERE

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the genetic and pathophysiological causes of neuromuscular diseases.
  2. Understand the diagnostic tools to diagnose neuromuscular disorders.
  3. Get to know the clinical presentations of neuromuscular disorders.
  4. Make a sensible differential diagnosis in a child presenting with muscle weakness.
  5. Get to know about available therapy modalities for children with different types of neuromuscular diseases.
  6. Understand presentations, assessment, and interventions for acute neuromuscular conditions.


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

14-15 April 2021: Neonatal neurology (moderator Professor Leena Haataja)

Programme: CLICK HERE

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand normal development of brain.
  2. Know the clinical indications of different brain imaging modalities.
  3. Recognize the most common types of malformations of cortex and cerebellum.
  4. Conduct a systematical neurological examination in early infancy.
  5. Recognize the clinical pattern of findings related to CP.
  6. Know the most common developmental assessment methods and understand their clinical impact.
  7. Make a differential diagnosis in acute neonatal encephalopathies.
  8. Recognize clinical signs of hydrocephalus.
  9. Recognize a potential neonatal seizure and know differential diagnosis.
  10. Know management of neonatal seizures.


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

Virtual Training Course Fees

EPNS annual membership fees are based on the World Bank income category of the country in which our EPNS members practice. The Virtual training course fees will be based on the same income categories. Here is the list of World Bank Classification 4 high income nations CLICK HERE

  • WB4A = Class 4 high income nations on the above list not highlighted
  • WB4B = Class 4 high income nations on the above list highlighted in yellow
  • WB123 = countries not Class 4 high income nations, i.e., not on the list above

The fees for the Virtual Training Course are as follows:

EPNS MEMBER GROUP FEE: ONE COURSE (i.e., 2 days) Coupon Code
WB123 and WB4B 50 Euros DISCOUNT#EPNS
WB4A 100 Euros Not required


Registration is NOW OPEN

Participants can either register for one (i.e., 2 days) or two training courses (i.e., 4 days) via the following links. If you wish to attend both courses, please register for them separately.

12-13 April 2021: Neuromuscular Diseaseshttps://www.winglet-community.com/content/epns-virtual-neuromuscular-diseases

14-15 April 2021: Neonatal Neurology: https://www.winglet-community.com/content/epns-virtual-neonatal-neurology

How to register:

  1. Access the above registration link (register separately for each 2 day course)
  2. Create a new account with your personal data on the top right of the Winglet platform (“SIGNUP”) or log in to your existing account (“LOGIN”)
  3. Place the EPNS course in your shopping cart via the button “Get Ticket
  4. If you are entitled to register at a reduced fee (EPNS members in group WB4B or WB123) enter the coupon code DISCOUNT#EPNS in the 2nd step of the booking process; otherwise for WB4A skip this step and move forward to the next page.
  5. Fill in your payment details and complete your registration.
  6. Afterwards, you will have instant access to the online training centre.

General enquiries about group registrations, email: mp@winglet-education.com

Break-out rooms

There will be the possibility for participants who send in a case presentation to join break-out rooms for case discussions (see the 2 programmes for details about when the break-out sessions will take place). Each of the 2 training courses will enable 5 break-out rooms. A member of faculty will be involved in each break-out room discussion plus a small group of about 20 participants. It is anticipated that this virtual course will be popular and therefore it will not be possible for all participants to take part in the break-out room discussions.

Break-out rooms: please note:

  • To join a break-out room, a participant MUST Submit a case presentation within the timescale.
  • If more requests for a place in the breakrooms are received than available, participation will be allocated on a first come first served.
  • Only successful case presentation candidates will be guaranteed a place in the break-out rooms.
  • Break-out rooms will be fixed, i.e., participants will not be able to move from one room to another.
  • Break-out room participation will be set in advance and non-changeable.

Case Presentations

A selection of participants who send in a case presentation will be invited to either present their case in the platform session or discuss the case in one of the breakout rooms with faculty members and other participants who contributed cases. Before close of business 26 March 2021, all participants are invited to submit real life cases to present and discuss challenging cases (cases concerning ethics are appreciated). Case presentation submissions must state which of the following topics will be covered:

12-13 April 2021: Neuromuscular diseases:

  1. Muscular dystrophies
  2. Spinal muscular atrophy
  3. Peripheral neuropathies
  4. Congenital myopathies
  5. Myasthenic syndromes
  6. Myotonic dystrophy and channelopathies

14-15 April 2021: Neonatal Neurology:

  1. Brain malformations
  2. Micro/Macrocephaly
  3. Neurodevelopmental assessment methods in early infancy
  4. Birth asphyxia
  5. Perinatal stroke
  6. Cerebral Palsy
  7. Neonatal seizures

Case Presentations: please note:

  • Before submitting a case presentation, candidates must register to attend the virtual training course.
  • If too many case presentations are submitted, the faculty will select which presentations are most appropriate.
  • By submitting a case presentation, you will have a chance to take part in a break-out room session. Only successful case presentation candidates will be guaranteed a break-out room place. If the number of case presentations received exceeds the number of break-out room sessions available, places in the break-out rooms will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
  • Participant case presentations will take place either during a platform session in the full training course programme or within a break-out room with faculty members and approx. 20 other participants who contributed cases.
  • The training course moderators will decide when and where the case presentations will take place.
  • All case presentation candidates will be notified of the outcome of their submission by email as soon as possible after 26 March 2021.
  • Successful candidates will be given more information about the date/time of the case presentation and the technicalities of how to present their case in the virtual setting.
  • Presentations MUST NOT include patient information/pictures without the appropriate consent.
  • 5 minutes will be allocated to each presentation, plus a further 5-10 minutes to discuss with the group.
  • Only one presentation can be sent per participant per 2-day course, to give as many participants the opportunity to present as possible.
  • Prizes will be awarded to the best-case presentations (see details below).
  • To be eligible the candidate must provide the information requested below in their email.

If you are interested in submitting a case presentation: Send a brief email to info@epns.info  with the following information before close of business 26 March 2021.

  1. Email heading: EPNS VIRTUAL training course Jurmala (Latvia) 2021: Case Presentation Submission
  2. Your name, country where you practice and contact email address.
  3. Have you registered to attend the virtual training course? (this is mandatory)
  4. At which of the 2 training courses would you like to present? (i.e. Neuromuscular diseases or Neonatal Neurology)
  5. What topic will be covered during your presentation? (must be selected from the lists above).
  6. PowerPoint presentation attachment: maximum of 5 PowerPoint slides.


The best participant case presentation from each course will be awarded a certificate and a bursary to attend the EPNS Training Course Jurmala (Latvia) 2022. The bursary terms for 2022 will be announced nearer the time.

EACCME® accreditation: an application is in process.


This event will not be recorded, this is your one chance! PDFs of the presentations will be made available to fully paid up EPNS members.