Session Descriptions

PLENARY SYMPOSIA

All Plenary Symposia take place in the Main Auditorium.

Opening Session

Saturday, 18:30-20:00, Main Auditorium

The Opening Session is the first of four Plenary Symposia at an EAN Congress. It takes place on Saturday evening and is usually followed by a Welcome Reception.

Presidential Symposium

Sunday, 10:00-12:00, Main Auditorium

During the Presidential Symposium, the Named Lectures are presented. One of the Brain Prize awardees is giving a lecture.

 

Overarching Theme Session

Monday, 10:00-12:00, Main Auditorium

This Plenary Symposium covers the Overarching Theme of the respective congress. To highlight a topic of actual interest and importance, EAN defines an overarching theme for every congress.

Highlight and Late Breaking News

Tuesday, 10:00-12:00, Main Auditorium

The Highlight Session is the last Plenary Session of the EAN Congress organised in the morning of the last congress day.

The Highlight session unites several congress features in one:

  • Highlights of the congress: selected and summarized by local experts
  • Latest news: brand new articles from Lancet neurology presented,
  • Announcement of Tournament Awardees
  • General information: Presentation of upcoming congress, Handover, thank you and Farewell

SYMPOSIA

Symposia are scheduled on each congress day and will last 2 hours each. Lecturers will give general information on the main topics of the congress. Special insight will be covered in Teaching courses and Focused workshops.

FOCUSED WORKSHOPS

Focused workshops (FW) will be held in the morning and last for 1.5 hours. They will cover narrow topics and will aim to promote discussion around new ideas, evidence or theories. Ample time for discussion will be provided.

 

SPECIAL SESSIONS

Special Sessions (SpS) cover topics of special interest, prepared by a certain interest group, or disease sub-specialty in order to engage on a discussion with the audience


TEACHING COURSES

TCs are held on each congress day in the afternoon and last for 3 hours (plus 1/2-hour coffee break). They are interactive with ample opportunity for participants to ask questions. All TCs are aimed primarily at a post-graduate audience. There are 3 levels of TCs:

  • Level 1 (Introductory): Aimed primarily at neurologists in training, or those wishing to refresh/update their basic knowledge in the field. Level 1 can also be suitable for undergraduates or general trainees with a particular interest.
  • Level 2 (standard): Assumes familiarity with basic clinical knowledge and practice, aimed at specialist trainees or practitioners wishing to update and further develop their knowledge in the field.
  • Level 3 (advanced): Aimed at specialist trainees or practitioners with a particular interest in that field, covering the latest advances of particular interest to a specialist audience.

TCs are not included in the registration fee, but must be booked in addition when registering for a fee of € 38/ €25, availability permitting.

HANDS-ON COURSES

These Hands-on Courses (HoC) are for a limited number of 60 participants only, with some built-in work in smaller groups who attend parallel by rotating to each presenter of the course. Live demonstrations with screening machines are the core of these courses. in Oslo, Day 1 will have 1-hour HoC for 40 participants only, 4 of them will be repeated in the afternoon. HoCs are not included in the registration fee, but must be booked in addition when registering for a fee of €38/€25, availability permitting.

CASE-BASED WORKSHOPS

The case-based workshops (CbW) are to support knowledge and practice in clinical diagnosis and management in a format, which requires the attendees to actively participate, with opportunities for direct discussion/contact with leading experts to discuss pre-prepared cases. For a limited number of 60 participants only. CbWs are not included in the registration fee, but must be booked in addition when registering for a fee of €38/€25, availability permitting.

CONTROVERSY SESSIONS

The case-based workshops (CbW) are to support knowledge and practice in clinical diagnosis and management in a format, which requires the attendees to actively participate, with opportunities for direct discussion/contact with leading experts to discuss pre-prepared cases. For a limited number of 60 participants only. CbWs are not included in the registration fee, but must be booked in addition when registering for a fee of €38/€25, availability permitting.

INTERACTIVE SESSIONS

These sessions (IaS) are open for all participants. Through an interactive voting system, the opinions of colleagues will be collected

CAREER DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS

These sessions allow to give a critical overview of the current and most recent advances on key topics, share knowledge, stimulate debate and forge opinions on controversial issues of clinical care, research, educational practice and therapy.

EAN BrainChallenge

The session will give a platform for interactive learning using quiz questions. The cases not only show how prompt and accurate diagnosis can be achieved despite the complexity of neurology, but also draw attention to rarely recognised conditions. Two competing teams, a local team and an international team, will try to win the BrainChallenge. The Audience can silently vote via the EAN congress app, the results will be presented after each case.
Please download the congress app to actively participate in the Quiz.

CLINICAL GRAND ROUNDS

Patients will be examined during the session The clinician will first inform on the patient’s history, focus on neurological examination, work up a plan to confirm the diagnosis and etiology. The current technology-based style of patient evaluation raises the question of the role of clinical skills in the diagnostic process. In this session, highly experienced neurologists will interview and examine real patients with difficult or complex neurological conditions. They will discuss the clinical diagnosis, request and review all available diagnostic tests and will end by formulating a final diagnosis.