Please participate in this survey about MGMT analysis in neuropathology: MGMT promotor methylation status is used to facilitate clinical decision making. However, different methods and different cut-off levels are used to define a tumor as methylated or unmethylated. We hope you as a neuro-pathologist will be able to spend a couple of minutes to answer a survey about how you approach MGMT analysis in your department. The results are planned to be reported at the European Association of Neuro-Oncology meeting in October 2018 in Stockholm. The results will also be reported in the Euro-CNS Journal Clinical Neuropathology.

Neuropathology vacancy, Toronto: The Tanz Center for Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases at the University of Toronto and the Krembil Research Institute at the University Health Network in Toronto Canada are seeking an early to mid-career neuropathologist clinician-scientist in the area of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly but not exclusively Parkinson’s disease and other degenerative parkinsonian disorders. Potential start date: Winter 2018-2019. For details click here

Annual Meeting on the History of Pathology and Medicine (Gdańsk, June 29th-30th 2018). On behalf of the History of Pathology Working Group of the European Society of Pathology (ESP), the Polish Association of Neuropathologists invites you to attend the 5th Meeting of the Working Group on the History of Pathology. For more information please click here.

European Examination in Neuropathology 2018: The next examination will be held on 18 and 19 October 2018, in London (University College London, Institute of Neurology, Division of Neuropathology). Read more about the examination here.

Clnical Neuropathology issue 3, May/June 2018
Please take a look at the Table of Contents. Each issue has 2-4 free downloads!
Euro-CNS News: Society News of the European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (free download here)

New European Fellows in Neuropathology: The Examination Committee and Executive Committee of Euro-CNS are happy to announce that the following three candidates successfully passed the European Board Examination that was held from 4-5 November 2017 : Drs. Se Hoon Kim (South Korea), Stefanie Brendecke (Norway) and Simin Laiq (Oman). The EFN examination constitutes an assessment of candidates’ knowledge of diagnostic neuropathology and their ability to apply that knowledge in the clinical practice. For detailed information, please click here.

Fellowship Training Program. Call for candidates!

The Euro-CNS fellowship training program is intended to facilitate short (maximum 2 months) diagnostic training opportunities in either Tumour or Muscle and Nerve pathology for trainees in neuropathology. The individual training plan for each Fellow appointed to the scheme will reflect the skills and knowledge that are required by the home Institution and which can be implemented upon the trainee’s return. For more information, please visit the ‘Fellowship Training‘ page on this website. Applications can be submitted at all times.

Mission of Euro-CNS
Euro-CNS aims to promote and maintain the harmonisation of neuropathology training and clinical practice throughout Europe, and to promote the science of neuropathology and neuropathology research. Euro-CNS has programmes of scientific and clinical activity to support European Neuropathologists at both senior and junior level. Courses and congresses are held regularly to promote interest in the discipline, to facilitate the exchange of scientific information between members, and to help researchers and clinicians stay current with the latest advances in neuropathology. A European Neuropathology Exam is organized each year.

Euro-CNS Courses

Euro-CNS CME Course in Developmental Neuropathology
 27-29 June 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


This workshop will provide practicing (neuro)pathologists, clinicians and researchers with up-to-date reviews of the classification and the diagnostic problems in Developmental Neuropathology. Topics include: Clinical signs; Neuro imaging; Normal brain development; Genetics of brain development; Defects in brain growth; Cortical malformation; Degenerative diseases; Infections; Epilepsy; Trauma; Vascular malformation. This course is fully booked but if you would like to attend, please contact the Course Administrator about the waiting list. Click here for more information.

Registration is  open! Euro-CNS CME “Course Tumours of the CNS”
 3-5 October 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Note: THIS COURSE IS FULLY BOOKED! Please contact the Administrator to inquire about the status of the waiting list.

In three days 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. Click here for more information and registration.