Basic Neuropathology Course

Virtual Basic Course in Neuropathology from 20-22 April 2022
The 7th basic course was originally scheduled to take place in March 2020, but had to be cancelled due to the start of the COVID19 pandemic. Almost two years further in time, this pandemic still negatively influences our daily and professional lives. Therefore it was decided to organize a virtual basic course from 20 to 22 April 2022.

Registration will open in the second half of January (via this webpage).

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 tumours or white matter diseases.

The first basic course was held from 10-14 March 2008. The home base for the course is normally the Institut für Neuropathologie, Universitätsklinikum der RWTH in Aachen, Germany. Subsequent courses were held there in 2010, 2012, 2014, 2016 and 2018. This time it will have to be a virtual version.

The virtual program consists of 6 sessions:

  • General neuropathology
  • Developmental neuropathology & epilepsy
  • Infectious & inflammatory diseases of the nervous system
  • Neurodegeneration & prion diseases
  • Muscle pathology & metabolic diseases
  • Neuro-oncology

In these sessions experts in the various fields will give overviews of the latest insights. In various ways interaction with the audience will be sought: Q&A, case discussions, polls and live demo of digital microscopy. Prior to the start of the course, the participants will receive a link to case material which includes digital microscopy.

Prof. Wilfred den Dunnen, Chairman Euro-CNS Educational Committee
Prof. Joachim Weis, Co-organizer Basic Courses

Accreditation for the course is being requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).


The registration fee covers your participation in the virtual program and a 3-month period of on-demand viewing, as well as the use of an e-learning module containing case material with digital microscopy. The fee is 400 Euro for Euro-CNS members and 500 Euro for non-members. You are a Euro-CNS member if you are a member of a Euro-CNS affiliated Society that has paid its dues until at least 2021. Oonce we have received your registration and payment, you will receive a confirmation in the mail. The access codes to the online platform will be e-mailed to you a few days prior to the course.

Refunds: Full refunds are possible until 1 April 2022. An administrative fee of 25 Euro per registration will be deducted. To ask for a refund, please send a request to the Euro-CNS office.

Terms and Conditions are outlined in the online registration form.

Grants International Society of Neuropathology
If you are a trainee in neuropathology in a low or middle income country (and non-European/non-North American), we recommend that you apply for an ISN grant that will cover the cost of your participation.  To apply, send a request letter to the Euro-CNS office (click link) with the following details:

  • letter by the head of the department at your home institute, giving a brief explanation of intended benefits from attending the course
  • your CV (which should also state your date of birth)The submission deadline is 1 March 2022. No applications will be reviewed afer this date. The outcome will be communicated by 7 March 2022.Low or middle income countries