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 or 3 for a short stay of intense teaching. This should be a new collaboration, and the scheme does not apply to programmes which have already been established. Travel and stay will be supported by EPNS. It may be considered that these visits will take place annually thereafter, if the first visit proves to be a success. Future visits will not be funded by the EPNS, and the local centre should establish a sustainable source of funding for the future.

The EPNS is delighted to announce 1 Visiting Teacher Award for 2022:

Kazakhstan: Professor Rudy Van Coster from Belgium will be visiting Nursultan City Multidisciplinary Children’s Hospital, Kazakhstan

Objective: Professor Rudy Van Coster is a physician who is well aware of metabolic  and mitochondrial diseases. Recently, the number of cases with metabolic diseases has been growing in our country. The diagnosis of children with neurometabolic and mitochondrial diseases is very difficult. We would like Professor Rudy Van Coster to share with us his knowledge and experience on the early diagnosis of such diseases and possible ways of treating children with this pathology. We will prepare a case presentation for our patients to discuss the diagnosis and possible treatments.

Dr Raushan Kenzhegulova from Kazakhstan