Autumn School

EAN Autumn School in Loutraki, Greece

October 20-24, 2022

The application for the Autumn School 2022 is closed. The received applications are currently under review and all applicants will be informed in due course.

Dedicated to clinical neurologists in training who did not yet complete their residency/ clinical speciality training. Experienced neurologists and sub-specialists will illustrate how they approach specific clinical presentations and symptoms, including an update on relevant diagnostic and treatment approaches for key conditions in the relevant areas. Local speakers will try to bring a patient in order to demonstrate symptoms in real-life case scenarios. 

Organisers: EAN Teaching Course sub-Committee, Programme leads: Maria Stamelou and Roland Wiest
EAN Office: Magda Dohnalova, Helene Winklmayr, Julia Mayer

Location

VENUE: 

Wyndham Loutraki Poseidon
Loutraki 203 00, Greece
(1,5h from Athens airport)

ARRIVAL: Thursday, October 20, 2022

SCHOOL: Thursday-Sunday: The lectures are scheduled for the four consecutive days. Participation in the entire event is expected.

DEPARTURE: Monday, October 24, 2022 

CAPACITY: Up to 60 participants (20 per afternoon course to guarantee hands-on)

Accommodation, tuition, board and programme are covered by EAN.
Participants pay only for their travel.
Participation for the entire course is mandatory.

Please check the offical government website for up-to-date travel restrictions: https://travel.gov.gr/#/

  • RRFS members from EAN member countries with more than 2 years of clinical training

  • RRFS members from Corresponding Institutional Member Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauretania, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Tunisia, Syria) and HINARI Group A countries are welcome to apply

  • Full members from EAN member countries within 5 years after completion of neurology training 

  • Application for a travel grant is possible for members of low and lower-middle income countries. A short letter of intent, why the person wants to participate including why the travel grant is needed.

  • Previous awardees might apply again, but will be placed on the waiting list to give new applicants a chance.

 

All applicants must be Full member or RRFS member from EAN member countries at time of application. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

The application for the Autumn School 2022 is closed. The received applications are currently under review and all applicants will be informed in due course.

The registration link was only visible to EAN members from April 01, 2022 - June 06, 2022.
Please make sure to log into your myEAN account to gain access to registration.

All application documents must be submitted via the online application.
For questions contact: grants(at)ean.org 

Preliminary Programme

Overarching theme “Acute neurology”

Welcome Day

Thursday, October 20

20:00 Welcoming words by
George Tsivgoulis, Athens, Greece

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Teaching material

There is no price tag to the learned knowledge and education nor the new connections you make for your future career path. The value of accommodation, tuition & board for each Autumn School participant corresponds to € 1.700,-.
 

COVID-19 signs and symptoms

Day 1: Friday, October 21

Morning sessions

9.00 – 10.00  Introduction: Mechanisms of CNS Invasion (Pathology + pathophysiology lecture)
Helena Radbruch, Berlin, Germany

10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 – 11.15 Sudden neurological symptoms related to COVID-19
George Tsivgoulis, Athens, Greece

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 The spectrum of neurological manifestations of long COVID-19
Tamar Akhvlediani, Tbilisi, Georgia 

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 17.00 Afternoon workshops 
3 groups of 20 participants will rotate from workshop to workshop

a) How does SARS-CoV-2 enter the brain? (Helena Radbruch, Berlin, Germany)

b) Neuroimaging findings in COVID-19 neurological manifestations (George Tsivgoulis, Athens, Greece)

c) Evaluation and prognosis of neurological symptoms of long COVID-19 (Tamar Akhvlediani, Tbilisi, Georgia)

Acute limb weakness 

Day 2: Saturday, October 22

Morning sessions

9.00 – 10.00 Acute limb weakness: cerebral
Patrik Michel, Lausanne, Switzerland

10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 – 11.15 Acute limb weakness: spinal
Pieter Vos, Doetinchem, The Netherlands

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 Acute limb weakness: neuromuscular
Vasiliki Zouvelou, Athens, Greece

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 17.00 Afternoon workshops 
3 groups of 20 participants will rotate from workshop to workshop

a) Anterior and posterior stroke syndromes: Weakness and other symptoms (Patrik Michel, Lausanne, Switzerland)

b) Classification of Spinal Cord Injury (Pieter Vos, Doetinchem, The Netherlands)

c) Diagnostic Approach of acute neuromuscular limb weakness (Vasiliki Zouvelou, Athens, Greece)

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19.00 Evening programme: Scientific dinner

RRFS lecture: Tips how to start your career as junior neurologist in Europe
Konstantinos Melanis, Athens, Greece

Followed by Educational (and fun) Quiz

Acute higher cortical function problems

Day 3: Sunday, October 23

Morning sessions

9.00 – 10.00 Rapidly progressive cognitive decline
Georgios Paraskevas, Athens, Greece

10.00 – 10.15 Coffee break

10.15 – 11.15 Amnesia in the ER
Noa Bregman, Tel Aviv, Israel

11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break

11.30 – 12.30 Psychosis & Delirium
Tereza Uhrová, Prague, Czech Republic

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

13.30 – 17.00 Afternoon workshops 
3 groups of 20 participants will rotate from workshop to workshop

a) Fluid biomarkers as a diagnostic aid in rapidly progressive dementia (Georgios Paraskevas, Athens, Greece)

b) Clinical cases of acute amnesia (Noa Bregman, Tel Aviv, Israel)

c) Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to psychosis and delirium (Tereza Uhrová, Prague, Czech Republic)

17.00-17.30 Exit Exam