CME Course Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Amsterdam, 3-5 October 2018


Registration still open! Due to a several cancellations, we have a few open seats.

The updated Euro-CNS neuropathology training course “Tumors of the Central Nervous System” will be held from 3-5 October 2018 at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.

In three days this course and workshop cover 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.

The same course was held earlier in Helsinki (2000), Graz (2004), Amsterdam (2005), Athens (May 2008), Amsterdam again (June 2010) and Zagreb (September 2012), Odense/Denmark in 2015 and in Amsterdam (2016).

Target group
The course is intended for all involved in the pathological diagnosis of brain tumors: trainees and specialists in pathology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, neurology or neuro-oncology.

Accreditation (ECMEC) will be requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). CME accreditation granted by the UEMS-EACCME® provides a guarantee to participants from all over the world that the content of the CME provided is of a high quality, unbiased and didactic and, for European doctors, that this quality will be recognised in their home country. There is a mutual recognition agreement with the American Medical Association (AMA). Participants will receive an EACCME certificate at the end of the course.


  • typing and grading of gliomas
  • newly recognized rare glioma variants and pitfalls in the histopathological diagnosis
  • histopathological aspects of non-glial intracranial tumors as meningiomas
  • tumors encountered in the brain and her coverings.

The preliminary program is available for download here (PDF).

Course Organization
Prof. Wilfred den Dunnen, Groningen, the Netherlands
Prof. Pieter Wesseling, Amsterdam/Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Prof. Eleonora Aronica, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Prof. J. Max Kros, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Course Secretariat
Mrs. Astrid van Schendel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands


Registration fee for Euro-CNS members: 850 Euro
Registration fee for non-Euro-CNS members*: 950 Euro

*You are a member of Euro-CNS 1) if you are a member of a Euro-CNS affiliated Neuropathology Society in Europe or 2) if you are an individual member of Euro-CNS. Member benefits such as reduced registration fees are valid only for members who paid their dues. Dues payment may not be more than one year behind.

The registration fee covers your participation in the program and also catering during the conference program.

Registrations will be accepted until the maximum number of participants has been reached.  Upon receipt of your online registration, the Course Secretariat will contact you with a confirmation of your registration.

Payment information

Once receipt of your (online) registration has been confirmed by the Course Secretariat, please transfer the applicable fee to the Euro-CNS bank account (see below).

The registration fee covers your participation in the program and also catering during the conference program. The fee is 850 Euro for Euro-CNS members (who paid their membership fees in 2017), and 950 Euro for non-members. A limited number of grants of 550 euro is available for young trainees in neuropathology in Europe (under 35 years), see the information under ‘ travel grants’.

Registrations will be accepted until the maximum number of participants has been reached.

Your registration only becomes final once payment has been received. Please note: As it may happen that a course is fully booked, please wait for a registration confirmation from the Course Secretariat before you arrange payment. Cancellation without a charge is possible until 19 August. The fee for cancellation between 19 August and 3 September is 100 Euro. No refunds are given after 3 September 2018. Name changes may be allowed, upon consultation with the Course administrator.

Please transfer the applicable fee to the Euro-CNS bank account:

Account holder’s name: Stichting Vrienden van Euro-CNS
Description: Euro-CNS: Tumor Course 2018. PLEASE ALSO MENTION YOUR LAST NAME!
Bank and account number: ABN-AMRO:
Address of Bank: Bijlmerplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IBAN Code: NL47ABNA0628030967

Travel grants Euro-CNS

A limited number of grants of € 550 is available for young trainees in neuropathology. Preference is given to applicants from emerging countries in Europe. The grant application deadline is 1 August 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date. Notifications will be sent a day later.  If you apply for a grant – please indicate this in the online registration form. There are no separate grant application forms. The grant amount will be deducted from your registration fee.

Travel grants International Society of Neuropathology

If you are a trainee in neuropathology in a low-income country (and non-European/non-North American), we recommend that you apply for an ISN award that will help with covering the cost of travel and participation. For application details and eligibility please see the ISN website. Please note that the applications for ISN grants are handled and administered by ISN and that you need to register normally for the Euro-CNS course.

Course location
The course will be held at the  Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Click the link to see the location on Google Maps.

The local host has made favourable arrangements with a nearby hotel. Once you have registered you will receive an email from the Secretariat (Mrs. Astrid van Schendel) with housing options. If you have any questions before you register, please feel free to contact her directly (see contact details below).

For any further information please contact:

Euro-CNS Course Administration office:
Mrs van Schendel (Courses)
P.O. BOX 23586, 1100 EB  Amsterdam
The Netherlands