The CME Course “Muscle & Nerve Pathology” will be held from 25-27 September at the Charite Medical University in Berlin.  The newly updated course consists of lectures with an emphasis on teaching. Practical (microscope-based) sessions are part of the course. Slides from the various cases will be digitized. This will make it possible to evaluate the case material also after the course.

The registration fee includes catering, a textbook, a course book and the e-learning module. Please note travel expenses, hotel costs and meals are not included. The registration fee is €975 for Euro-CNS members*, and €1100 for non-members.

This three-days course and workshop will provide practising (neuro)pathologists, clinicians and researchers with up-to-date reviews of the classification and the diagnostic problems in muscle and peripheral nerve pathology. The course language is English. We recommend bringing a tablet or laptop for digital slide viewing.

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

Topics include:

  • general muscle pathology
  • histochemistry
  • immunohistochemistry
  • enzyme histochemistry
  • muscular dystrophies
  • mitochondrial myopathies
  • congenital myopathies
  • inflammatory myopathies
  • toxic and metabolic neuropathies
  • demyelinating neuropathies
  • hereditary neuropathies
  • inflammatory neuropathies

CME accreditation will be requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). 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.

The tentative program will be made available in due time.

Course organization
Wilfred den Dunnen, Course Director
Werner Stenzel, Organizing Committee Member
Kristl Claeys, Organizing Committee Member
Hans Goebel, Organizing Committee Member

Course Secretariat
Astrid van Schendel


The registration fee covers your participation in the program and also catering during the conference program. The fee is 975 Euro for Euro-CNS members (who paid their membership fees in 2018), and 1.100 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 1 July 2019. The fee for cancellation between 1 July and 15 August is 100 Euro. No refunds are given after 15 August 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: MUSCLE 2019  – AND 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 14 August 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 and accommodation
The course will take place at the  Charité University of Medicine in Berlin. Registrants will receive hotel information upon registration.

For any additional information, please feel free to contact Mrs. Astrid van Schendel:

Euro-CNS Executive Office
Maldenhof 14
1106 ER Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: ++ 31- 20 – 69 70 969

*) You are a member of Euro-CNS if your national/regional society is affiliated with Euro-CNS. For a listing, click here. There other possibilities to become a member of Euro-CNS. Please visit the Membership pages on this website.