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 (paused during the summer months of July and August): 

Date: Wednesday 8 September 2021

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

Topic: Approach to a Sleepy Child

Description: The excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a condition characterized by the inability to keep awake during the day, often not recognized or valued in children, with clinical manifestations also of significant impact, both for people and for them suffer from the associated risks. EDS is a common presenting symptom among children and adolescents, caused by a wide range of sleep disorders and other conditions, and it may impair health, development, and daily function but is underreported by parents and underdiagnosed by physicians, possibly due to lack of recognition. Externalizing symptoms such as hyperactivity and oppositional behavior in children may be attributable to EDS, and children may not recognize or be able to verbalize the internal state of “sleepiness.” Thus, children and adolescents with EDS often present to primary care pediatricians when parents become concerned about behavioral, mood, and academic issues that they may not attribute to underlying sleep problems. Given the high prevalence and potential health implications, prompt detection, diagnosis, and management of EDS is an essential component of pediatric care. Studies have reported rates of EDS due to various etiologies ranging from 10% to 20% in prepubertal children and 16% to 47% in adolescents. Sleep problems that can cause EDS are present in an estimated 25% to 40% of children and adolescents, encompassing behavioral, neurologic, and respiratory disorders. EDS can be manifestation of various sleep or neurological disorders, or more rarely it can be a pathology in its own right in the context of hypersomnia of central origin (i.e. narcolepsy or idiopathic hypersomnia). Improper diagnosis can lead to inappropriate use of medications that could worsen sleepiness and associated disruptive behaviors. Behavioral and educational interventions are preferred for treatment of most sleep disorders in children; and drug therapies may be effective adjuncts.

This webinar will bring to the attention of the pediatric neurologists the new knowledge regarding EDS, narcolepsy and idiopathic hypersomnia.

Speaker: Professor Oliviero Bruni, Sapienza University – Dept of Developmental and Social Psychology – Via dei Marsi 78 – 00185 Rome, Italy.
Chair: Professor Maja Steinlin, University Children’s Hospital and University Neurocentre Inselspital, University Bern, Switzerland.

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 in 2021:

Registration details will be uploaded one month before each webinar.

Wed 13 Oct 2021 Genetic Background of Cerebral Migration Disorders Gracia Mancini Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets
Wed 10 Nov 2021 Neonatal presentations of Neuromuscular disorders Goknur Haliloglu Sophia Bakhtadze
Wed 8 Dec 2021 Approach to child with suspicion of MS Rinze Neuteboom Kevin Rostasy


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