It is the responsibility of the EPNS Fellowship applicant to locate and make arrangements with their nominated host site.  Eligible EPNS members who wish to apply for an EPNS Fellowship are welcome to contact any European Centre . To help locate an appropriate Centre, the following European Centres, subject to availability, would be willing to consider accommodating future EPNS Fellowships. The Centre must be contacted directly before applying for an EPNS Fellowship.

Important:

  • there are no guarantees the Centres listed will be available.
  • this list is not exhaustive, and other European Centres can be contacted.

EPNS Fellowship applications will only be accepted when the period to apply is open – this will be detailed on the appropriate webpage or contact info@epns.info for enquiries.

If any Centres would be interested in adding their details to the following list, please contact info@epns.info

Country Centre Contact email address for enquiries: Language/s spoken at Centre: Any comments about the areas of specialism at the Centre:
Belgium Brussels. Pediatric Neurology Unit, Department of Pediatrics, UZ Brussel, Laarbeeklaan 101, 1090 Brussels Belgium Tessa.wassenberg@uzbrussel.be Dutch > French > English The team has multidisciplinary consultations for cerebral palsy, neuromuscular disorders, metabolic disorders, ataxia telangiectasia, tuberous sclerosis complex, neurofibromatosis, Prader Willi and Klinefelter syndrome, as well as multidisciplinary assessment programs for developmental delay and autism. Research is focused on neurotransmitter disorders and movement disorders, malformation of cortical development, tuberous sclerosis, metabolic diseases, congenital myasthenic syndrome, and developmental coordination disorders.
France Garches. Neuromuscular Unit, Child Neurology and intensive care Department, Raymond Poincaré University Hopital, Bd Raymond Poincaré s/n, 92380 Garches, France susana.quijano-roy@aphp.fr

elisabete.de-araujo@aphp.fr

French Diagnosis, Management and thérapies in Neuromuscular disorders, Orthopaedic treatment in particular of neuromuscular scoliosis, Respiratory management (physical therapy and ventilatory support), Muscle Imaging, pediatric EMG
France Lyon. University Hospitals, Department of Paediatric Clinical Epileptology, Sleep Disorders and Functional Neurology,France aarzimanoglou@orange.fr

sophie.naous@chu-lyon.fr

French, English, Spanish (applicant must have at least some knowledge of French) The department is a member of the European Reference Network for Rare and Complex Epilepsies EpiCARE, equipped with 7 monitoring beds, dedicated to epilepsy and sleep disorders in children, with a direct supervision on a 24 hours basis. We also perform 10-15-day hospitals per week for the investigation of newly diagnosed epilepsies and 20-30 short duration video-EEGs per day for inpatients of the Lyon University Pediatrics hospital (including neonatal, intensive care and neuropaediatrics departments). The department has a structured ketogenic diet program and is also performing full pre-surgical evaluation, including with Stereo-EEG procedures when appropriate. Twelve senior physicians are involved in everyday clinical care and neurophysiology investigations, including polysomnography for sleep disorders. A specialised neuropsychology team (3 neuropsychologists) contribute to the diagnostic procedures and global care of the epilepsies.
France Montpellier. Unité des Pathologies Cérébrales Résistantes, Unité de Recherche sur les Comportements et Mouvements Anormaux, Département de Neurochirurgie; CHRU Montpellier, France p-coubes@chu-montpellier.fr

A-Cif@chu-montpellier.fr

French, English special interest in movement disorders and their treatment, including deep brain stimulation, treatment of spasticity
France Paris. Necker hospital,neuropediatric unit, 149 rue de sèvres 75015 Paris, France isabelle.desguerre@aphp.fr

rima.nabbout@aphp.fr

nadia.bahi-buisson@aphp.fr

French, English 4 centers ( neuromuscular disorders; vascular and stroke center; rare epiletic disorders; rett and genetic encephalopathies) and also neurométabolic disorders.
Germany Freiburg. Department of Pediatric Neurology and Muscular Diseases, University Hospital Freiburg, Mathildenstrasse 1, 79106 Freiburg, Germany zkj.neuropaed@uniklinik-freiburg.de For the Clinical Elective: German; for the Research Project: German or English University based clinic treating all types of neurological diseases in children and adolescence, specialized inpatient unit, large outpatient clinic and center for developmental evaluation. Specialized clinics for movement disorders, epilepsy, neuro-muscular disease and brain tumors.
Germany Freiburg. Epilepsy Center, University Hospital Freiburg, Breisacher Str. 64, 79106 Freiburg epileptologie-kinder@uniklinik-freiburg.de For the Clinical Elective: German; for the Research Project: German or English Epileptology in childhood and adolescence, including diagnosis and treatment of rare and complexes epilepsies, pre-surgical non-invasive and invasive evaluation, post-surgical follow-up, clinical research.
Germany Kork. Epilepsy Centre, TSC Centre Kork, Landstr. 1, D – 77694 Kehl-Kork, Germany tbast@epilepsiezentrum.de  awiemer@epilepsiezentrum.de German, English TSC, ketogenic diet, modified Atkins diet, epilepsy surgery monitoring, at the end all kind of epilepsies
Ireland Cork. university hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland niamh.mcsweeney@hse.ie English A two consultant Paediatric Neurology department with Clinical Nurse Specialists in Epilepsy, Ketogenic diet, Pallliative care and Neurodisability, allied health professionals, 10 General paediatricians and subspecialists. There are lots of training opportunities including access to Neonatal neurology and neonatal intensive care, neuromuscular department, busy Epilepsy dept, general neurology, neurophysiology/neuroradiology and adult neurology to name a few.
Netherlands Groningen. Institute of Developmental Neurology, Beatrix Children’s Hospital, University Medical Center Groningen, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen, The Netherlands m.hadders-algra@umcg.nl English (and Dutch) Developmental Neurology, with a focus on infancy
Spain Barcelona, Hospital Sant Joan de Déu, Passeig de Sant Joan de Déu, 2, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain japaricio@sjdhospitalbarcelona.org Spanish, Catalan, English Epilepsy (diagnosis and treatment, specially epilepsy surgery
United Kingdom Birmingham Women and Children’s Hospital, Steelhouse Lane, Birmingham B4 6NH ewassmer@nhs.net sukhvir.wright@nhs.net English We are a large children’s hospital. Besides general paediatric neurology, we are a centre for neuroimmunology and MS, neurometabolic disorders, inherited white matter disorders as well as epilepsy surgery. We have several ongoing research projects and clinical trials. We work closely with Aston University enabling us to do research from bench to bedside.
United Kingdom Cambridge. Addenbrookes Hospital Cambridge UK Pooja.harijan@addenbrookes.nhs.uk  English Subspecialties include complex epilepsy (including VNS and KDT), acquired brain injury, neuroimmunology, neonatal neurology, IIH, neuromuscular diseases, neurogenetics.
United Kingdom Glasgow. Royal Hospital for Sick Children, 1345 Govan Road, Govan, G51 4TF, Glasgow, UK sameer.zuberi@nhs.net English
United Kingdom Leeds teaching Hospitals anne-marie.childs@nhs.net English We provide a range of neurological specialties with a particular interest in neuromuscular disease, neurogenetic disorders, inherited white matter disorders and neurovascular disorders.
United Kingdom Newcastle. Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 4LP, UK rob.forsyth@newcastle.ac.uk English general acute neurology, acute brain injury, rehabilitation, recovery, epilepsy
United Kingdom Newcastle. University John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, John Walton Muscular Dystrophy Research Centre, Institute of Genetic Medicine, Central Parkway, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3BZ, UK volker.straub@ncl.ac.uk

info@treat-nmd.eu

English The Centre focusses on translation research in genetic neuromuscular diseases. Its mission statement is “Performing world class translational research to bring diagnosis, care and therapy to people with neuromuscular disease”.
United Kingdom Southampton. Children’s Hospital, University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust,SO16 6YD,UK b.vollmer@soton.ac.uk English Neonatal and Developmental Neurology, Paediatric Neurophysiology, Neuro-oncology, Neuro-Rehabilitation (after traumatic brain injury).