The concept of the EPNS Visiting Teacher initiative: A volunteer professor / senior/ distinguished member of the EPNS, from Europe 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, or EPNS category WB4B (email firstname.lastname@example.org for clarification) for a short stay of intense teaching. 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.
2 EPNS Visiting Teachers have been awarded for 2024:
Thank you to all our applicants and we are delighted to announce the EPNS will be supporting the following in 2024:
- Professor Kevin Rostasy, Germany, will visit Kazakhstan addressing the approach to a child with a suspected autoinflammatory disease in the context of the extensive differential diagnosis. Further, the spectrum of white matter diseases including NMOSD, MOGAD, MS and other rare entities will be discussed through a series of case presentations given by the participants and formal teaching.
- Professor Dana Craiu, Romania, will visit Kyrgyzstan addressing Epilepsy disorders; the lectures will be interactive and based on case-examples; topics covered will be: Epilepsy diagnosis; Epilepsy classification including 2022 syndromes classification. Treatment choice based on current guidelines, including epilepsy surgery and ketogenic diet. Treatment discontinuation and epilepsy in females will be other subjects. Case discussion and differential diagnosis will use EEG and video-EEG investigation methods, MRI and PET.
In addition we have the following Visiting Teacher postponed from 2023:
Professor Tally Lerman-Sagie from Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Israel will be visiting the Alexandru Obregia Hospital/ Carol Davila University of Medicine in Romania to host theoretical courses and hands-on learning ultrasonography for evaluation of the multiple brain anomalies using a special machine simulator.