Basic Neuropathology Course

Registration for the virtual Basic Course is still possible until 31 August 2022. You will get access to the recorded sessions, case materials and most powerpoint presentations of the abovementioned course. The registration fee is 400 Euro for Euro-CNS members and 500 Euro for non-members.

To registered delegates: the virtual platform is at
If you have paid for your registration, you should have received your access information in the mail.


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.

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 course is also intended for medical specialists from general pathology, neurology or neurosurgery, who would like to get more insight in the field of neuropathology.

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. You can download the final detailed program here (pdf). The timetable is in Central European Time (CET, ‘Amsterdam time’).

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

Colin Smith, Edinburgh
Homa Adle-Biassette, Paris
Marianna Bugiani, Amsterdam
Eleonora Aronica, Amsterdam
Maria Thom, London
Werner Stenzel, Berlin
Christine Stadelmann, Göttingen
Wilfred den Dunnen, Groningen
Gabor Kovacs, Toronto
Kristl Claeys, Leuven
Max Kros, Rotterdam
Christian Hartmann, Hannover
David Capper, Berlin

ACCREDITATION (18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s)
This course has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Recognition in the USA and Canada:
Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American
Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA
Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be
found at

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for
ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the
Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

EACCME® credits
Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her
actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23
of UEMS 2016.20.


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. Once 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. Please note that at the moment only bank transfers can be accepted. We hope to have credit card payment options available by the second half of February.

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.

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, or include a copy of your ID)

The submission deadline is 1 March 2022. No applications will be reviewed after this date. The outcome will be communicated by 7 March 2022. As a grant applicant please register normally but do not proceed with payment yet. In case of selection your fee will be waived. If you are not selected for a grant, you will be requested to proceed with payment after all.

Low or middle income countries