International Neuropathology Meetings and Courses

Meeting and course organizers: if you wish to have your neuropathology meeting or course announced here, please contact the Euro-CNS Office

1-3 June 2016, Amsterdam
Euro-CNS Neuropathology Course 'Forensic Neuropathology'
. Unique in Europe, perhaps even in the world, the course shall provide an overview of problems in neuropathology which are relevant in judicial cases. The first part of the course will focus on basic issues in neuro-trauma and adult forensic neuropathology, post mortem radiology, CNS affection by intoxications and differential diagnostic problems. The second part of the course will address the difficult field of pediatric neuro-trauma, including ophtalmopathology and differential diagnoses. Finally, the medico-legal issues focusing especially on providing a balanced and evidence-based written testimony will be addressed. For details please see the Course page on this website.

1-3 June 2016, Hirosaki, Japan
57th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Neuropathology

16-19 June 2016, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Annual Meeting of the American Association of Neuropathologists. 
The meeting features cutting-edge educational sessions provided by the nation's leading neuropathologists, including: A one-day Special Course on updated WHO classification of Tumors and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy with invited faculty; Two days of scientific sessions (platform and poster) in which members or their guests present original research; An evening Diagnostic Slide Session; A half-day Presidential Symposium on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. The website is:

2-6 July 2016, Copenhagen, Denmark
10th FENS Forum of Neuroscience, organized by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and hosted by the Danish Society for Neuroscience. ​The FENS Forum is Europe’s preeminent neuroscience meeting: where European Neuroscience Meets the World. By uniting thousands of participants, the FENS Forum 2016 will facilitate and promote the exchange of knowledge and neuroscience research. Molecules and photons, neurodegenerative diseases and stem cells are only a few of the key topics to be covered by a top-level scientific programme, alongside lively networking and social events. The FENS Forum is a meeting point for the world’s top experts, mid-career scientists, post-docs and students. Click here for more information.

6-9 July 2016, Bordeaux, France
11th European Congress of Neuropathology (ECNP).  The European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (Euro-CNS) and the French Society of Neuropathology will host the 11th European Congress of Neuropathology in Bordeaux, the full of light and utterly bewitching capital of wine. The scientific program will cover many aspects of neuropathology and will interact with other areas of neuroscience. Leading neuropathologists and neuroscientists will be invited for plenary lectures. Parallel sessions of symposia and workshops will provide key updates and debate on recent progress in diagnostic neuropathological practice and in other interactive scientific approaches. Several sessions on different topics will permit a large selection of posters to be presented on platform, and a two hours interactive slide seminar will be organized. The European Examination in Neuropathology will be held on the two days prior to the congress. Congress information: . For information on the exam click here...

31 Aug-2 Sept, 2016, Munich, Germany
10th International Conference on Frontotemporal Dementias (ICFTD 2016). The ICFTD is now well-recognized as the primary venue for the synthesis, exchange and dissemination of research evidence related to FTD, where experts from diverse backgrounds share recent discoveries, insights and opinions. This allows novel hypotheses to be generated, research collaborations to be established, consensuses to be developed, training opportunities to be explored and knowledge to be translated across disciplines. The Caregiver Session provides a unique opportunity for new scientific knowledge to be shared directly with stakeholders and allows these stakeholders a rare opportunity to provide direct feedback to the medical and scientific community. For the program and further details please visit the conference website.

22-24 September 2016, Hamburg, Germany
Joint meeting of the German Society of Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy (DGNN) and the Scandinavian Neuropathological Society (SNS). 
The main topics of the meeting are: Neurodegeneration; Neuroinflammation; Neurooncology; Neuromuscular biology. You are cordially invited to contribute to the scientific content of the conference and to share your latest results in research by submitting an abstract to one of the conference topics. Further details on the congress website.

28 September -1 October 2016, Niagara on the Lake, London/Ontario, Canada
Meeting of the Canadian Association of Neuropathologists.

6-9 October 2016, Erlangen, Germany
International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery
. The Summer School offers a comprehensive training environment in small teaching groups at binocular or multihead microscopes to study the spectrum of epilepsy-associated lesions in surgical human brain tissue (see attached flyer and preliminary program). Distinguished lecturers will train participants in clinical semiology, imaging, and neurosurgery, thereby emphasizing the impact of neuropathology in clinical decision making. For details please click the link above.

6-9 October 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia
11th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson's disease and Related Disorders (NMDPD 2016). NMDPD's aim is to discuss the new developments in the understanding of the non-motor aspects of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders and their management. During the congress, there will be opportunity to deliberate on brain diseases and how they contribute to cognition and behavior. It will be tried to identify the psychological markers of Parkinson's dementia and of dementia with Lewy bodies, and also the biochemical and genetic factors involved. The overlap with Alzheimer's disease and with fronto-temporal dementia will be two other central issues.For further information, you can visit the website:

Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 12-14 October 2016
Euro-CNS Neuropathology Course 'Tumors of the Central Nervous System'.
This course and workshop covers the 2016 update of the WHO classification (typing and grading) of CNS tumors, supplemented by lectures on clinical and neuroradiological aspects, and molecular diagnostics relevant for daily clinical practice. The lectures will be given by a group of well known surgical neuropathologists. Histological slides of the whole spectrum of CNS tumors are available, and multiple time slots are planned for personal practical exercise as well as for interaction with the experts. For details please visit the ' CME Course' page on this website.

22-24 March 2017, Aachen, Germany
CME Training Course 'Muscle and Peripheral Nerve Pathology'. 
This three-day course and workshop will provide practising (neuro)pathologists, clinicians and researchers with up-to-date reviews of the classification and the diagnostic problems in muscle and peripheral nerve pathology. The course consists of alternate lectures and slide sessions. The course language is English. Participants will receive a richly illustrated work manual of the histopathology of the most common muscular disorders. Topics include: general muscle pathology; histochemistry; immunohistochemistry; enzyme histochemistry; muscular dystrophies; mitochondrial myopathies; congenital myopathies; inflammatory myopathies; toxic and metabolic neuropathies; demyelinating neuropathies;hereditary neuropathies; inflammatory neuropathies. For details please click our ' CME Courses' page.

29 March - 2 April 2017, Vienna, Austria
The 13th International Conference on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases and related neurological disorders. Mechanisms, Clinical Strategies, and Promising Treatments of Neurodegenerative Diseases.  For more information please visit the congress website.

23-27 September 2018, Tokyo, Japan
XIXth International Congress of Neuropathology
, hosted by the Japanese Society of Neuropathology.