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! Sincere thanks to the Coriene Catsman- Berrevoets and Francisco Carratala for their wonderful organisation, and all the faculty members for delivering a high class and inspirational programme: Banu Anlar, Thais Armangue, Eugen Boltshauser, Kees Braun, Kumaran Deiva, Rob. Forsyth, Martin Hausler, Wolfgang Müller -Felber, Rinze Neuteboom and Maja Steinlin.
Our heartfelt thanks go to all the participants for entering the spirit of the EPNS training courses and creating an interactive atmosphere – we hope new friendships and networks have been nurtured.


The standard of participant presentations was extremely high, and it is with great pleasure
we can announce the following 2 award winners – congratulations!
Best presenter: Signe Sitlere from Latvia
1st Runner up: Ala Fadilah from UK

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.

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
“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 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.


Immune mediated diseases and infections: 

Tues 8 May – Weds 9 May 2018

Programme: Immune mediated diseases and infections


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


  • 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


  • Prof Maja Steinlin, Bern, Switserland


  • 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


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

If you want to access all information, please login [+]