CME Course on Developmental Neuropathology, Amsterdam, 27-29 June 2018

Note on 31 January 2018: This course is fully booked! Please inquire with the Course Administrator about the waiting list. Usually the first few persons on the waiting list can be placed after all.

The updated Euro-CNS neuropathology training course “Developmental Neuropathology” will be held from 27-29 June 2018 at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.  The same course was held in October 2015 but has been updated since then. The course consists of lectures with an emphasis on teaching. Practical (microscope-based) sessions are part of the course. This course and workshop will provide practising (neuro)pathologists, clinicians and researchers with up-to-date reviews of the classification and the diagnostic problems in the pathology of neurodevelopmental diseases. The course language is English.

Participants will receive a richly illustrated work manual of the histopathology of the most common neurodevelopmental disorders.

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

Topics include:

Clinical signs
Neuro imaging
Normal brain development
Genetics of brain development
Defects in brain growth
Cortical malformation
Degenerative diseases
Vascular malformation

The tentative program is available for download here (PDF document)

Homa Adle Biassette, France
Wilfred den Dunnen, the Netherlands:
Eleonora Aronica, the Netherlands (also Local Host)

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

The program has been granted 18 European CME credits (ECMEC) by 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.

Registration (course fully booked! Please contact the Course Administrator Mrs. van Schendel, to inquire about the waiting list)

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, please see the information below. You can apply for this grant via the online registration form.

Registrations will be accepted until the maximum number of participants has been reached. Upon receipt of your online registration, the Course Secretariat (Mrs. van Schendel) will contact you to confirm if we have space available. Following her confirmation, please arrange payment. Your registration will only become final once payment has been received.

Cancellations and changes: If you cancel between 13 and 27 May, the cancellation fee is 100 Euro. After 27 May, a refund is not possible. A replacement may be allowed.

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

Click here for online registration.

*You are a member of Euro-CNS 1) if you are a member of an 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.

Grants Euro-CNS
A limited number of grants of € 550 is available for young trainees in neuropathology.  Candidates should be under 35 years of age and member of Euro-CNS.  Preference is given is given to applicants from emerging countries in Europe. The grant application deadline is 7 May and results will be communicated 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 favorable 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 Executive office:
Mrs van Schendel
Maldenhof 14,  1106 ER  Amsterdam,
[P.O. BOX 23586, 1100 EB  Amsterdam]
The Netherlands