Basic Neuropathology Course

The basic course in neuropathology is meant for those who do not have the benefit of structured neuropathological training for and in their professional neuropathological activities. 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 tumors or white matter diseases. The first basic course was held from 10-14 March 2008. The home base for the course is the Institut für Neuropathologie, Universitätsklinikum der RWTH in Aachen, Germany. Subsequent courses were held in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. The 6th Basic Course was held from 13-16 March 2018. The next Basic Course will be held in 2020.

The program consists of teaching sessions in the mornings, and sessions with gross neuropathology and histology (slide viewing and case discussions) in the afternoons. Topics covered are: general pathology of the central nervous system, muscle, nerve, tumours, neurodegenerative diseases, vascular pathology, infections of the CNS, human prion diseases, white matter diseases, metabolic diseases, developmental neuropathology and epilepsy. On one of the evenings there is a possibility to bring up intriguing or puzzling clinicopathological cases.

Prof. Wilfred den Dunnen, Chairman Euro-CNS Educational Committee
Prof. Joachim Weis, Local Organizer
Mrs. Astrid van Schendel, Administrator

Registration for the next course (2020) is not yet possible.