Establishment and aims of Euro-CNS

The European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (Euro-CNS) was  established in 1994 with the purpose of promoting and maintaining the harmonisation of neuropathology training and clinical practice throughout Europe, and to promote the science of neuropathology and neuropathology research. Euro-CNS now has over 1000 members comprising the individual memberships of 21 national organisations.

Euro-CNS has established 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.

The key aims of Euro-CNS are to:

  • Improve the quality of care of patients with neurological diseases in Europe through the uniform dissemination of the highest standards of Neuropathology diagnosis and practice.
  • Establish and promote guidelines for minimum standards of training in Neuropathology
  • Promote the recognition of Neuropathology among responsible national bodies for the delivery of health care and the promotion of healthcare standards.
  • Forge close collaborative bonds between the national professional associations and societies of Neuropathologists in Europe.
  • Encourage and facilitate high quality Neuropathology research in Europe.

Membership of Euro-CNS is available without restriction to all National Societies representative of Neuropathologists in the European Community. If a National Society joins Euro-CNS then all their individual members automatically become members. National Societies in countries seeking admittance to the European Community are also welcome to participate in Euro-CNS. Individual membership for those residing outside Europe is also possible.

Please explore this site to read about membership benefits, the organisation and constitution of Euro-CNS, the Confederation’s Journal (Clinical Neuropathology) and for details of future courses and congresses.