Autumn School

EAN Autmn School 2020

Since 2018, EAN gives 60 neurologists in training (RRFS members) the chance to increase their knowledge of clinical neurology. The basic idea is to illustrate and showcase how experienced neurologists and sub-specialists approach specific clinical presentations, including an update on relevant diagnostic and treatment approaches for key conditions in the relevant areas.

The course is structured in plenary sessions for all participants in the morning and hands-on/interactive or case-based sessions in the afternoons (20 participants per course, rotating); including patient input where possible.   

Potentially suitable patients willing to attend for afternoon sessions will be identified from the host country with the assistance of local neurologists/the national neurological society. For local patients, language is not expected to be a barrier as the local neurologist will be able to translate where needed.

 

EAN Autumn School in Loutraki, Greece, October 22-26, 2020

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 

 

Accommodation, tuition, board and programme is covered by EAN.

Participants pay for their travel only.

Arrival: Thursday, October 22, until 16:00h
Departure: Monday, October 26, morning

Programme


Thursday, October 22

20:00 Welcome 


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

Friday, October 23

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,...)
Bettina Pfausler, Innsbruck, 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 (Bettina Pfausler)

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 and dinner

Saturday, October 24

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)
Nese Celebisoy, Izmir, Turkey

11.15 – 11.30 Break

11.30 – 12.30 Peripheral ocular motor disorders (eye muscle palsies, ocular myasthenia,...)
Evangelos Anagnostou, 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) 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

Sunday, October 25

MUSCLE WEAKNESS


9.00 – 12.30 Morning sessions


9.00 – 10.00  Lesion topography (from upper motor neuron to muscle)
Maria Judith Molnar, Budapest, Hungary10.00 – 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) Casepresentations of neurogenic weakness (Gabriele Siciliano)

b) Patient with myopathy (George Papadima)

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


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 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.
  • Previoues 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!

Application Deadline 31 July 2020

All application documents must be submitted by email to Ms Magda Dohnalova: grants@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.

  • 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.