The EPNS is delighted to announce that we will be offering FREE 1 hour-long webinars on topics of key interest to Child Neurologists on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 17:00h CET.

Each webinar will be broadcast live on Zoom and available for FREE to anyone who would like to register. Don’t worry if you are not available for the live broadcast however because fully paid up EPNS members will be able to access a recording of the full session via the EPNS website after the event.

Next EPNS Webinar in the series

Date: Wednesday 10 November 2021

Time: 17:00h Central European Time (e.g. Netherlands). Time Zone Converter: CLICK HERE

Topic: Neonatal Presentations of Neuromuscular Disorders

Description: The term ‘neuromuscular diseases’ defines disorders of the extended motor unit. Newborns with disorders of peripheral nervous system (motor neurons, nerve roots, plexuses, peripheral nerves, neuromuscular junction, and skeletal muscles) present most frequently with hypotonia, weakness, contractures, respiratory and feeding difficulties. Since these findings may also occur with more common central causes, and/or newborns with peripheral nervous system involvement can also be prone to hypoxic-ischemic insults, approach and diagnosis can be challenging. Genetic counseling, individualized treatment strategies, standards of care require accurate diagnosis, and neuromuscular field is moving to screening programs and pre-symptomatic diagnosis with promising disease-modifying treatments.
The aim of this webinar is to discuss approach to neuromuscular diseases within the newborn period with selected case presentations in combination with clinical history, examination findings, and selected diagnostic tests, varying from traditional basic laboratory investigations to advanced molecular diagnostics. 

Speaker: Professor Göknur Haliloğlu, Hacettepe University Children’s Hospital, Division of Paediatric Neurology, Ankara, Turkey. 
Chair: Assoc Prof Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, Chair EPNS Education & Training Committee, Erasmus University Hospital-Sophia Children’s Hospital Rotterdam and Juliana Children’s Hospital, The Hague, The Netherlands

To registerCLICK HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Registration is free and all are welcome, so please share this invitation with your colleagues! We hope you will join us.

More EPNS free monthly webinars coming your way:

Date Topic Speaker Chair
08-Dec-21 Approach to a Child with Suspicion of MS Rinze Neuteboom Kevin Rostasy
12-Jan-22 Approach to Children with Speech Problems Peter Weber Jurgis Strautmanis
09-Feb-22 Approach to seizures in the neonate Roberta Cilio Federico Vigevano
09-Mar-22 Approach to Cerebral Palsy Dimitrios Zafeiriou Sophia Bakhtadze
13-Apr-22 Arterial Ischemic Stroke Maja Steinlin Dilek Yalmnizoglu
11-May-22 Headache in children: classification, diagnostic approach and new therapeutic options Massimiliano Valeriani Jasna Orazem
08-Jun-22 Angelman syndrome: clinical characteristics and the promise of antisense oligonucleotide (ASO) treatment Ype Elgersma & Marie Claire de Wit Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets
July Holiday break Holiday break Holiday break
August Holiday break Holiday break Holiday break
14-Sep-22 Neurofibromatsis type 1; Clinical presentation and new insights Eric Legius to be confirmed
12-Oct-22 Neuropathies in Children Imelda Hughes to be confirmed
09-Nov-22 Childhood Brain Tumors and Sequalae of Treatment Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets to be confirmed
14-Dec-22 Traumatic Brain Injury Rob Forsyth to be confirmed


Registration details will be uploaded one month before each webinar.


Recordings of previous EPNS webinars are available to fully paid up EPNS members.

EPNS members will need their login details to access the Member Only section of the EPNS website, after selecting the ‘click here’ link above, click on ‘EPNS Webinars’ on the top menu.

If you are an EPNS Member and have any questions or you are interested in joining the EPNS, you are very welcome to email