7th EPNS Research Meeting Stockholm, Sweden 29-30 May 2020

7th EPNS Research Meeting: 29-30 May 2020

Karolinska University Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden

Child Neurologist researchers at all stages of their career networking, collaborating and building research networks. 

Bursary application period now open!

Bursary application period closes 09:00h CET 15 Feb 2020

Registration opens soon! (approx.1 March 2020 – EPNS members will receive announcement email)


The EPNS is delighted to offer 30 bursaries of up to a maximum of 500 Euros each towards the cost of registration, associated economy travel expenses and accommodation costs.

To apply for a bursary, please send the following  before 09:00h CET 15 February 2020 to info@epns.info :

  • Completed bursary application form: CLICK HERE
  • CV
  • 150-word abstract
  • recommendation letter from your head of department

Conditions of the bursary application:

  • Applicants must be a member of the EPNS and have paid their 2020 EPNS membership fee (email info@epns.info with any queries)
  • Applicants must be presenting a project or their work at the Research meeting.
  • Working Group places are limited and will be reserved on a first come first served basis.

Deadline for receiving bursary applications: 15 February 2020 09:00h CET

A jury and Working Group Chairs will make the final decision about the successful bursary awards. All bursary applicants will be notified about the outcome of their application by the end of February 2020

All successful bursary applicants will need to:

  • Be a fully paid up member of the EPNS
  • Submit the bursary application form
  • Submit a CV
  • Submit a recommendation letter of their head of department /supervisor
  • Submit an abstract
  • when registration opens:
    • register on-line
    • pay the registration fee
  • make their own hotel reservation and travel arrangements.

The bursary recipients will be reimbursed up to a maximum of 500 Euros after the research meeting upon completion of an EPNS expenses claim form sent with the registration fee receipt, plus supporting economy travel and accommodation receipts.

EPNS Research Prizes: Two prizes of 2,500 Euros per person awarded to young neurologists who present outstanding, innovative ideas in research in Paediatric Neurology.

Draft programme: 

Note: scroll down for more information about each of the 8 Working Groups*

Friday 29 May 2020 (day 1)

10:00 Arrival, registration & welcome coffee

10:45 Welcome

11:00 Plenary lecture: Petter Brodin: “The Neuro-immune Interface in Health and Disease”

11:45 Lunch

13:00 Working groups 1-4:

  • Autoimmune and Infectious Diseases*
  • Movement disorders*
  • Neurometabolic*
  • Stroke*

16:00 Break

16:30 Working groups 5-8:

  • Ataxia*
  • Epilepsy*
  • Neonatal Neurology & Developmental Neurology*
  • Neuromuscular*

19:30 Social event

Saturday 30 May 2020 (day 2)

09:15 Plenary lecture: Nadia Bahi-Buisson: “How to raise EU projects“

09:45 Plenary lecture: Anna Lindstrand: “Zebrafish models of genetic neurological disorders”

10:30 Break

11:00 Selected projects /workshops

12:30 Awards with presentation from winners. Closure

13:00 Farewell lunch

8 Working Groups*: please contact your working group chair directly or email info@epns.info if you intend to present a project. Descriptions/invitations from the Working Group Chairs will be added below over the forthcoming weeks:

EPNS Working group and Description (updated regularly)


Autoimmune and Infectious Diseases

Kevin Rostasy (Germany) & Martin Häusler (Germany)


Maja Steinlin (Switzerland) & Deborah Sival (Netherlands)


Lieven Lagae (Belgium) & Floor Jansen (Netherlands)

Movement Disorders Working Group for the EPNS Research Meeting in Stockholm 29-30th May 2020 invites you to present your work on any aspect of movement disorders in children and young people. The purpose of the meeting is to allow clinical science researchers to discuss their work, which can span any aspect from the bench to the bedside, in an interactive, positive, and stimulating program and setting. We are particularly interested in clinicians, including allied health professionals, currently or recently involved in work leading to a doctoral thesis. Please contact both of us with a synopsis of your ideas and proposals for the meeting! 

Chair Jean-Pierre Lin (UK) jeanpierrelin@icloud.com  & Michel Willemsen (Netherlands) Co-Chair Michel.Willemsen@radboudumc.nl


Neonatal Neurology & Developmental Neurology

Regina Trollmann (Germany) & Nadia Bahi-Buisson (France)


Barbara Plecko (Austria) & Dimitrios Zafeiriou (Greece)


Thomas Sejersen (Sweden) & Guenther Bernert (Austria)

Paediatric Stroke

Finbar O´Callaghan (UK) & Lucia Gerstl (Germany)


More information about transport and local hotels will be uploaded to the website soon.