The concept of the EPNS Visiting Teacher initiative:  A volunteer professor / senior/ distinguished member of the EPNS, who is a recognised expert in a certain field, visits a nominated host centre in a country in Europe which is classified by the World Bank per capita income group 1, 2, 3 or 4B for a short stay of intense teaching. Travel and stay will be supported by EPNS.

The EPNS is delighted to announce 3 Visiting Teacher Awards for 2018:

Ukraine: took place via video conference. REPORT AFTER THE EVENT FROM DR ALLA NECHAY: 

On May 17-18, 2018, within the framework of Visiting Professor option, a Skype conference took place with the participation of Prof. Dana Craiu (Carol Davila University of Medicine, Pediatric Neurology Clinic, Al Obregia Hospital, Bucharest, Romania), Department of Pediatric Neurology and Medical-Social Rehabilitation of the Shupik Natioanl Medical Academy of Post-graduate training, doctors of the Department of Neurology of Paediatric Hospital No1 of c.Kiev. There were 50 attendees in total. Within 2 days, Professor Dana Craiu presented the following papers: New Classification of Epileptic Seizures and Epilepsy, 2017. Treatment of epilepsy. Antiepileptic drugs discontinuation. Epilepsy in girls and women. Epileptic encephalopathy and developmental encephalopathy. Clinical cases were presented and discussed as well. During the lectures, aspects of the practical application of the new classification were considered, approaches to the drug appointment and antiepileptic therapy discontinuation  were discussed, the role of etiology in the concept of epileptic encephalopathy and developmental encephalopathy was considered.Here in Kiev we had very positive feedback about the event. The audience had found the teleconference format quite reasonable alternative to the immediate presence of the lector, but very good internet signal is absolutely necessary.

Estonia

Professor Sameer Zuberi from the United Kingdom will be visiting Estonia. The visit will be hosted by Dr Inga Talvik,Tallinn Children`S Hospital, in October 2018.

Objective: ‘We expect to have a teaching seminar : lectures about non-epileptic paroxysmal events. Discussion of patients.’

Kazakhstan

Professor Raoul Hennekam from the Netherlands will be visiting Kazakhstan. The visit will be hosted by Dr Altynshash Jaxybayeva, Astana Medical University, in October 2018.

Objective: ‘Neurogenetics course for pediatric neurologists with special attention to epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders. We hope that during the course we will develop a program for establishing genetical assessment for neurological conditions in Kazakhstan’