The EPNS has been organising training courses in paediatric neurology since 2003 specifically aiming at trainees/residents 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 2021-2023 had been planned to take place in Latvia, however due to the global pandemic, it was necessary to transition the training courses to virtual events in 2021 and 2022. However, it is with pleasure that we announce that the 2023 Training courses will be fully in-person in Riga, Latvia. We look forward to welcoming you to Riga, the historic capital city of Latvia.

For full details, please visit: https://www.epns-latvia.eu/

Neurometabolics:

Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 April 2023

Moderators: Professor Barbara Plecko and Professor Michel Willemsen

Programme: CLICK HERE

Epilepsy:

Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 April 2023

Moderators: Professor Lieven Lagae and Professor Dana Craiu

Programme: CLICK HERE

Venue:

Bellevue Park Hotel Riga

IMPORTANT: Participants must be EPNS members who have paid their 2023 EPNS membership fee to attend these training courses.

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

The official language of the training course is English.

Bursary application period NOW closed

REGISTRATION OPEN

CLICK HERE read the page, scroll down and select ‘register now’.

This is a popular event, and registrations will be accepted on a strictly first come, first served basis.

Registration and Fees

Category
Fee (room for single use)
Fee (room for double or twin use)
Included in the fee
2 courses  € 670  € 610 4-day scientific program, course materials, 2 evening social programs with dinner, 2 dinners at the hotel, 4 lunches, coffee breaks and 4 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)
2 courses, additional night at the hotel  € 710  € 635 4-day scientific program, course materials, 2 evening social programs with dinner, 2 dinners at the hotel, 4 lunches, coffee breaks and 5 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)
Single course
 € 420  € 390 2-day scientific program, course materials, 1 evening social program with dinner, 1 dinner at the hotel, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and 2 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)
Single course, additional night at the hotel
 € 460  € 415 2-day scientific program, course materials, 1 evening social program with dinner, 1 dinner at the hotel, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and 3 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)
Accompanying person – 2 courses  € 450 2 evening social programs with dinner, 2 dinners at the hotel, 4 lunches, coffee breaks and 4 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)
Accompanying person – 2 courses, additional night at the hotel  € 475 2 evening social programs with dinner, 2 dinners at the hotel, 4 lunches, coffee breaks and 5 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)
Accompanying person – single course
  € 290 1 evening social program with dinner, 1 dinner at the hotel, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and 2 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)
Accompanying person – single course, additional night at the hotel
 € 315 1 evening social program with dinner, 1 dinner at the hotel, 2 lunches, coffee breaks and 3 nights accommodation (bed & breakfast, tax included, check-in time from 15:00; check-out until 12:00)

 

NB! Registration fee does not include any travel costs OR travel insurance. Participants must arrange their own travel and are advised to purchase personal travel insurance

Prizes

There will be 2 prizes awarded, one per two day course for the BEST CASE PRESENTATION.

The prize will be a certificate and a bursary to attend the EPNS Training Course Ferrara 2024.

Case Presentation Submissions

During registration, participants will be asked if they intend submitting a case presentation.

Following this, registered participants will be invited to SUBMIT case presentations  and instructions on how to do so will be sent by email from the local organisers.

It is not mandatory to submit a case presentation, unless you are in receipt of a bursary award.

Cases will be presented by participants and discussed during breakout rooms at both courses. Also, there will be plenary case discussions during the Neurometabolics course.

5 minutes will be allocated to each presentation, plus a further 10 minutes to discuss with the group.

In preparation, here is some guidance:

Cases must be submitted as a PowerPoint presentation with a maximum 6 PowerPoint slides  (including title slide):

  • Slide 1: Title slide: Case Name, Doctor’s name, Doctor’s Hospital, location, and country.
  • Slides 2 to 6: give details of the story:
    • Minimum font size 28
    • Only 7 lines
    • Black on white
    • Penultimate slide with differential thoughts, discussion points
    • Last slide brief summary

Both solved and unsolved cases are welcome.

Presentations MUST NOT include patient information/pictures without the appropriate consent

Only one presentation can be sent per participant per 2-day course.

Closing date for case presentations is 20 March 2023

Selection of successful cases will be completed by the moderators who will also decide when and where the case presentations will take place.

Bookings & Payments

The contractor of the EPNS2023 course is SIA Top Session (Reg. Nr.: 40203157611, 5-15 Mērsraga street, Rīga, LV-1002) on behalf of Latvian Society of Paediatric Neurologists, sends customers an invoice according to the information given on the registration form. By accepting these terms, the customer agrees to purchase the services of their choice at the agreed-upon price, as stated in the booking.

Payment

Full payment of fees is required prior to the Event. Payment can be made by bank transfer only.

! After the registration you will receive an invoice. Invoice number should be used as the reference and the payment processed within 15 calendar daysDo not process the payment without receiving an invoice beforehand.

Receiver: SIA TOP SESSION, Reg. Nr.: 40203157611, IBAN LV70RIKO0002930284552, Luminor Bank AS

Cancellation Policy

Registration and payment will be confirmed by e-mail. If you haven’t received and order confirmation, please check your junk e-mail folder. If you still cannot find the order confirmation, please contact us at events@topsession.eu Cancellations received up to 10 February, 2023 are eligible to a cancellation fee 30.00 EUR
Cancellations received from 11 February, 2023 will not be refunded. If the course is cancelled due to reasons beyond our control, the EPNS will not refund pre-booked travel, extra accommodation or costs for a traveling partner. NB! Please send cancellations to events@topsession.eu and make sure to receive a confirmation of receipt. Cancellations are only accepted in writing. However, it is possible to allocate the booking to a third party. The contact details of the new participant are to be sent immediately, no later than 14 days before the event. However, it is not possible to change the person or organization liable for the payment.

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) situation

The EPNS and local team in Latvia place a high priority on the safety and well-being of all participants. It is impossible at this stage to predict how the situation around COVID-19 might evolve and we are monitoring closely. Please continue to adhere to guidance from your own government and employer in relation to travel and training course attendance.

EACCME

EACCME® application is in process.

How Do I Get To and From Riga Airport?

At the exit of the arrivals terminal, you can grab one of the Baltic Taxi or Red Cab taxies, but there is also public transportation available.

By public transportation Bus #22 – the most convenient way

Bus #22 leaves form Riga International Airport every 20 minutes  and the journey is approx. 25 minutes long. Bus stops 450m from Bellevue Park Hotel Riga (station Daugavgrīvas iela) direction airport-hotel. On your way back from the hotel the bus station is directly at the hotel. Here is the route description. Ticket can be purchased directly by the driver using payment card. Price from 1,15 EUR (depending where do you purchase the ticket and how many)

More details on how to travel from the airport available here

Social Programme

A night in Folk-club with a Folk-show on 24 April

A folk night joined by experienced and professional folk-musicians. Each of them is a singer, dancer and musician; most of them can play several instruments. In the folk show offered musicians will tell some stories about Latvian traditional costumes they are wearing. You will be able to hear different traditional Latvian folk music instruments, songs, dances and stories about Latvian ancient history. One of the magical moments of the show is a presentation of kokle (Latvian traditional music instrument) due to its sound which is harp-like and mesmerizing. Moreover, dancing together with guests is involved. Artists will teach you some of the dances and traditional games that can be done with all the group together. Furthermore, we will try out singing a few easy phrases in Latvian with you. Buffet dinner & beer/wine included.

Night at the Castle of Light on 26 April

Opposite the Old Town, on the left bank of the Daugava, rises the building of the National Library of Latvia or the Castle of Light. This is one of the most significant cultural buildings in the history of restored Latvia. The library’s new building was opened in August 2014, designed by the world-renowned Latvian architect Gunārs Birkerts. The library is a cultural and information center which offers a list of opportunities for domestic and foreign visitors – you can visit a wide range of themed reading rooms to get acquainted with grandiose bookshelves, periodicals, audio/video recordings, and rare publications. The library also has a Cabinet of Folksongs (Dainu Skapis) for public viewing, a world-class cultural asset and included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Program. In addition, the Castle of Light regularly hosts various exhibitions, concerts, and lectures. Here you can also find wireless internet, a cafe, a restaurant, and undoubtedly the most beautiful view of the Old Town. The main task of the library is to create and preserve the collection of national and world literature and ensure its free access to everyone. The core of more than 4 million items stock is Latvian and foreign publications on Latvia and Latvians. We will start with a walk to the Library and an excursion there. A buffet dinner with DJ will be served in the upper floors of the Library.