General information

The EPNS has been organising training courses in paediatric neurology since 2003 specifically aiming at trainees 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 cycle of training courses 2015-2017 took place in Budapest, Hungary. The current cycle of training courses 2018-2020 is taking place in beautiful Alicante, Spain.

The first training courses took place in Alicante: 8 – 11 May 2018 and was fully booked within one week!

  • 8 and 9 May 2018: Immune mediated diseases and infections
  • 10 and 11 May 2018: Acute Neurology and Emergency

The event was a great success!

EACCME® accreditation
The EPNS Training Course 2018 Alicante, Alicante, Spain, 08/05/2018-11/05/2018 was accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 23 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity. Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.
“Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for UNION EUROPÉENNE DES MÉDECINS SPÉCIALISTES EUROPEAN UNION OF MEDICAL SPECIALISTS Association internationale sans but lucratif – International non-profit organisation Avenue de la Couronne, 20 T +32 2 649 51 64 BE- 1050 BRUSSELS F +32 2 640 37 30
www.uems.net info@uems.net ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the
Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Program Director:

Professor Francisco Carratala, Spain Twitter: @FranciscoCarrat

Head of the Scientific and Organising Committee:

Ass Professor Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, The Netherlands

Members of the Scientific and Organising Committee:

Ass Professor Coriene Catsman-Berrevoets, The Netherlands

Professor Maja Steinlin, Switzerland

Prizes for the best participant case presentations will be awarded.

DATE & TOPICS

Immune mediated diseases and infections: 

Tues 8 May – Weds 9 May 2018

Programme: Immune mediated diseases and infections

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISER:

  • Prof. Coriene Catsman- Berrevoets, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

 FACULTY

  • Prof Banu Anlar, Ankara, Turkey
  • Dr Thais Armangue, Barcelona, Spain
  • Dr Kumaran Deiva, Paris, France
  • Prof Martin Hausler, Aachen, Germany
  • Dr Rinze Neuteboom, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Acute Paediatric Neurology and Emergency: 

Thurs 10 May – Fri 11 May 2018

Programme: Acute Neurology and Emergency

SCIENTIFIC ORGANISER:

  • Prof Maja Steinlin, Bern, Switserland

FACULTY

  • Prof Em. Eugen Boltshauser, Zurich Switserland
  • Prof Kees Braun, Utrecht, the Netherlands
  • Ass Prof. Coriene  Catsman- Berrevoets, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
  • Dr R. Forsyth, New Castle, United Kingdom
  • Prof Wolfgang Müller -Felber, Munchen, Germany

PRIZES

2 prizes were awarded for the best participant presentations. Congratulations to:

  • Dr Signe Sitlere from Latvia
  • Ala Fadilah from UK

VENUE

Hotel Complejo San Juan, Calle Doctor Pérez Mateos, 2 – 03550, San Juan (Alicante)

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SOCIAL PROGRAMME

 Tuesday 8 May2018

20:30 Dinner @ Finca La Costera Teaching seminar in how to cook paellas!

Friday 11 May 2018

Dinner at Castle (Santa Bárbara) It is the most emblematic location in Alicante.

BURSARIES

The EPNS was delighted to offer a limited number of bursaries.

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