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

11-14 March 2014, Aachen, Germany
The IVth European Basic Course in Neuropathology
The course is intended for trainees in general pathology, neuropathology, neurology or neurosurgery but also for neurobiologists and PhD students in neurological sciences.  Specifically for those who, in the course of their PhD research, will be involved with the neuropathology of, for example, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental diseases, brain tumours or white matter diseases. More information will follow on this website later in 2013.

9-10 May 2014, Vaals, the Netherlands
3rd Joint Meeting Belgian-Dutch Neuromuscular Study Club and German Reference Center for Neuromuscular Diseases of the DGNN. The meeting is organized in collaboration with the European Graduate School of Neuroscience (EURON). For the preliminary program and registration details please visit http:

2014, Italy
Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies. Various courses between 24 May and 1 November 2014. The Courses at the Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies are carefully designed and orchestrated to maximize the potential for interaction between the faculty and participants. Each faculty member presents lectures and discusses with the participants for one entire day. Read more...

22-23 May 2014, Copenhagen, Denmark
Annual Meeting of the Scandinavian Neuropathological Society.
Registration and abstract submission is now open. Key note lecture by prof. Guido Reifenberger, Germany, on the latest news on the WHO tumor classification: "WHO's next  - The emerging role of molecular biomarkers in brain tumor classification" as well lectures by prof.  Thomas Brännström, Sweden, on “ALS investigation reveals new biological principles” and prof.  Trevor Owens, Denmark, on “Glial cell regulation of neuroinflammation”. Download the tentative program here. Abstract submission deadline is March 14, 2014. The accepted abstracts will be published in Clinical Neuropathology.

28-30 May 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Euro-CNS CME course 'Neurodegenerative Diseases'
. Neuropathology training course with up-to-date reviews of the classification and the diagnostic problems in neurodegenerative diseases. Lectures with an emphasis on teaching. Practical (microscope-based) sessions. More information on Euro-CNS website.

31 May - 3 June 2014, Istanbul, Turkey
EFNS-ENS Joint Congress of European Neurology
, organised by the EFNS (European Federation of Neurological Societies) and ENS (European Neurological Society). This scientific meeting will provide the ideal platform for continuing education in all fields of neurology, covering a broad spectrum of topics with state-of-the-art lectures by acknowledged experts. 

30 August - 3 September 2014, Erlangen, Germany
Second International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery (INES 2014). With this summer school, the European Commission of the Intl League against Epilepsy (ILAE-CEA) continues support of a teaching course aimed at neuro-/pathologists, basic scientists and clinicians engaged in the diagnostic evaluation and research of human epilepsy surgery tissue. The summer school is restricted to 36 attendees, which will be trained in small groups at the microscope by expert tutors. In addition, there will be morning lectures addressing clinicial topics in epileptology, to set the ground for a better understanding of the role of a specific neuropathological diagnosis in clinical decision-making. More details...

5-9 July 2014, Milan, Italy
9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience. Organised by the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and hosted by the Società Italiana di Neuroscienze (SINS).

3-5 September 2014, Berlin, Germany
Euro-CNS CME Training course 'Muscle and Nerve Pathology'.
 This 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. 

9-12 September 2014 Vienna, Austria
The Brain Tumor Epidemiology Consortium meeting “Brain tumor epidemiology – a hub within multidisciplinary neuro- oncology”. Arrivals and opening evening reception will be Tuesday September 9, and the working meeting will take place from 10-11 September. Agenda and more details to come. Contact: Heidi Wöhrer.

14-18 September 2014, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
XVIIIth International Congress of Neuropathology, organized by Brazilian and Argentinian neuropathologists. The program will cover the full range of neuropathology interests with an emphasis on the exchange of expertise between the different branches of neuropathology and allied fields of neuroscience.

17-19 September 2014, Munich, Germany
59th Annual meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy. 

29-31 October 2014, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Euro-CNS CME Course 'Forensic Neuropathology'.
 This course is organized for the second time in collaboration with the Netherlands Forensic Institute. As with each Euro-CNS course, it will consist of lectures with an emphasis on teaching, alternating with practical (case work-up and microscope-based) sessions. 

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 increasingly popular pre-congress Euro-CNS course will be on neuro-degenerative diseases in a meeting area offered by the Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases.