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. One initiative is the ‘3-year cycle’ of training courses. The aim of this scheme 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 style of teaching will combine lectures, workshops and interactive sessions.
The first series of six courses (2003-2008) were held on different locations throughout Europe and were often combined with international meetings such as the EPNS or EACD congress.
The second series (2009-2011) was held on a stand-alone basis on a fixed location in Romania (Cheile Gradistei, local organiser: Dana Craiu)) with two separate courses back to back in one week.
The third series (2012-2014) followed the same principles and was held in Sarajevo (Bosnia and Herzegovina, local organiser: Smail Zubcevic). We expect that all training courses from the second series onwards will be accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).
Our fourth series (2015-2017) was held in Budapest (Hungary, local organiser: Katalin Hollody). These courses were accredited by the European Accreditation Council and designated for a maximum of (or ‘for up to’) 24 hours of European external CME credits.
Our fifth series (2018-2020) will continue to follow our now established pattern and will be held in Alicante (Spain, local organiser: Francisco Carratala).
Our sixth series (2021-2023) will be held in Jurmala, Latvia. Local Organiser: Jurgis Strautmanis
Our seventh series (2024-2026) will be held in Ferrara, Italy: Local organiser: Agnese Suppiej