CME Course Forensic Neuropathology, Amsterdam, 3-5 April 2019

Organized for the fourth time in collaboration with the Netherlands Forensic Institute, this course will be held in Amsterdam from 3-5 April 2019. As with each Euro-CNS course, it will consist of lectures with an emphasis on teaching, alternating with practical (case work-up and microscope-based) sessions. Unique in Europe, perhaps even in the world, the course shall provide an overview of problems in neuropathology which are relevant in judicial cases. The first part of the course will focus on basic issues in neuro-trauma and adult forensic neuropathology, post mortem radiology, CNS affection by intoxications and differential diagnostic problems. The second part of the course will address the difficult field of pediatric neuro-trauma, including ophtalmopathology and differential diagnoses. Finally, the medico-legal issues focusing especially on providing a balanced and evidence-based written testimony will be addressed. During the course, lectures by international experts will be illustrated by discussions of selected cases. Because forensic neuropathology represents an integral part of the forensic medical investigation, the focus of the course shall expand beyond the main issues in forensic neuropathology. The aim of the course is to provide both clinical neuropathologists and forensic pathologists with tools which enable them to ask the right questions, form correct judgments on the quality of forensic neuropathology investigations or to help them to perform these investigations.

The course language is English.

Target group
Clinical neuropathologists and forensic pathologists.

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

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.

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Bela Kubat, the Netherlands
Colin Smith, United Kingdom
Wilfred den Dunnen, the Netherlands

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


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 2018), 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 any administrative charge is possible until 13 February 2019. The fee for cancellation between 13 February and 6 March is 100 Euro. No refunds are given after 6 March 2019. 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: Forensic course. PLEASE ALSO MENTION YOUR LAST NAME!
Bank and account number: ABN-AMRO:
Address of Bank: Bijlmerplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IBAN Code: NL47ABNA0628030967

*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.

Travel grants Euro-CNS
A limited number of grants of € 550 is available for young trainees in neuropathology (under 35 years of age). Preference is given to applicants from emerging countries in Europe. The grant application deadline is 20 February 2019. 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 Executive office:
Mrs van Schendel
Maldenhof 14,  1106 ER  Amsterdam,
[P.O. BOX 23586, 1100 EB  Amsterdam]
The Netherlands