Autumn School

Important information as of July 15, 2021:

Due to the current health situation in Greece, Autumn School participants need to be fully vaccinated for indoor courses. More information can be found here.

EAN is monitoring the health situation in Greece very closely, and will inform all granted applicants well in time if there are changes to be considered for the Autumn School itself.

Application Deadline: August 6, 2021

 

EAN Autumn School in Loutraki, Greece

October 7-11, 2021

Location: Loutraki, Greece (1,5h from Athens airport)

Organisers: EAN Teaching Course sub-Committee 
EAN Office: Anja Sander, Julia Mayer, Magda Dohnalova

Contact: grants@ean.org 

Important dates

Arrival date: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Autumn School Opening: Thursday, October 7, 2021

Departure date: Monday, October 11, 2021

Programme


Welcome Day: Thursday, October 7

20:00 Welcoming words by

EAN Education Committee:
Nese Celebisoy, Izmir, Turkey

Local Organiser:
Maria Stamelou, Athens, Greece

followed by a reception and informal meet'n'greet

Day 1: Friday, October 8

Stiffness


9.00 – 12.30 Morning sessions 

9.00 – 10.00 How to approach a patient with stiffness (signs, localisation,...)
Antonio Toscano, Messina, Italy

10.00 – 10.15 Break

10.15 – 11.15 Acute onset (stiff neck, meningitis,...)
Johann Sellner, Mistelbach, Austria

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Delayed onset/chronic stiffness (stiff person syndrome, parkinsonism,...)
Marinos Dalakas, 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) Cases with spastic paraplegia (Antonio Toscano)

b) Patient with stiff person syndrome (Marinos Dalakas)

c) Cases of infectious diseases (Johann Sellner)

13.30 – 14.30 Workshops
14.30 – 14.45 Break and change of session rooms
14.45 – 15.45 Workshops
15.45 – 16.00 Break and change of session rooms
16.00 – 17.00 Workshops

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Evening programme: 17.30h excursion & dinner

Day 2: Saturday, October 9

Eye movement disorders


9.00 – 12.30 Morning sessions

9.00 – 10.00 Functional anatomy and bedside examination of the ocular motor system: a window to look into the brainstem and cerebellum
Michael Strupp, Munich, Germany

10.00 – 10.15 Break

10.15 – 11.15 Central ocular motor disorders (cerebellar ocular motor disorders, Wernicke, Whipple)
Evangelos Anagnostou, Athens, Greece

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Peripheral ocular motor disorders (eye muscle palsies, ocular myasthenia,...)
Nese Celebisoy, Izmir, Turkey

12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break

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

a) Hands-on-Course: How to examine the ocular motor system
(Michael Strupp)

b) Patients with central ocular motor disorders (cortex, brainstem, cerebellum movements disorders
(Evangelos Anagnostou)

c) casepresentation of peripheral ocular motor disorders
(Nese Celebisoy)
 

13.30 – 14.30 Workshops
14.30 – 14.45 Break and change of session rooms
14.45 – 15.45 Workshops
15.45 – 16.00 Break and change of session rooms
16.00 – 17.00 Workshops

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Evening programme: 19.00h Scientific dinner

RRFS lecture: Tips how to start your career as junior neurologist in Europe

Quiz-Cases from the faculty

Day 3: Sunday, October 10

Muscle weakness 


9.00 – 12.30 Morning sessions

9.00 – 10.00  Lesion topography (from upper motor neuron to muscle)
Maria Judith Molnar, Budapest, Hungary

10.00 – 10.15 Break

10.15 – 11.15 Neuronal origin of Muscle Weakness (upper motor neuron syndrome (UMN), including also cranial nerves)
Gabriele Siciliano, Pisa, Italy

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Junction/Muscular origin of Muscle Weakness (Myasthenia Gravis, Myopathies, including eyes, diplopia, ptosis)
George K. Papadimas, 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) Case presentations of neurogenic weakness (Gabriele Siciliano)

b) Patient with myopathy (George Papadimas)

c) Casepresentations of muscular dystrophy or ALS (Maria Judith Molnar)

13.30 – 14.30 Workshops
14.30 – 14.45 Break and change of session rooms
14.45 – 15.45 Workshops
15.45 – 16.00 Break and change of session rooms
16.00 – 17.00 Workshops

17.00-17.30 Exit Exam

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Evening programme: Good-bye party

  • Number of participants: 60 in total, 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.

Eligibility and Application

Eligibility

  • 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 cannot apply again

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

 

 

Application requirements /documents

APPLICATION MATERIAL

  • EAN application form
  • EAN CV form
  • proof of 2 years of clinical experience (from supervisor or head of department)
  • copy of passport

 

All applicants must be Full member or RRFS member* at the time of application.

Application for RRFS memberhsip must be started ideally 4 weeks before application deadline.

*RRFS members are listed in the here, Full Members are listed here.

 

Application procedures

Applications can be sent throughout the entire year!

The Application Deadline: 31 July 2021

All application documents must be submitted by email to Ms Magda Dohnalova: grants(at)ean.org 

 

Applicants are advised to keep a record of sending and request a read receipt. Original documents and/or fresh copies may be requested where felt necessary. So must be retained by the applicant until notified of the outcome of their application.