Spring School

Based on the current health situation in Austria and the subsequent travel situation from countries visiting Austria, EAN has decided to organise this years’ Spring School in September. 
We have talked with all invited participants and speakers, we have monitored the restrictions from other countries regarding visit to Austria. We can assure all those, who can actively participate, that EAN will take all measure to ensure a setting that allows you to learn in a safe way by keeping distances in the session rooms and dining facilities, and those location where meetings will take part. 
Furthermore, we will monitor the situation daily and should there be any reason to cancel this School, EAN will adhere to given measurements and inform all involved parties.

SPRING SCHOOL

Steinschaler Dörfl, Austria,
September 2-6, 2020

Dedicated to clinical neurologists in training who did not yet complete their residency/ clinical speciality training
who wish to boost their knowledge and to get the chance to enable personal contacts among participants and faculty members.

Contributions to the optimal organisation of neurological care, neurological services and postgraduate education
throughout Europe will be presented.

ARRIVAL
Wednesday September 2, afternoon until 16:00

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

DEPARTURE
Sunday morning

CAPACITY
up to 120 participants

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

Participants pay only for their travel.
All participants will receive a certificate after having finished the course.

VENUE

Nature Hotel Steinschaler Doerfl
Taschlgrabenrotte 2
A-3213 Frankenfels
Austria
http://en.steinschaler.at/seminare.php 

The Doerfl is about 2 hours south-west of Vienna. With the location 750m above sea level,
it is also mostly above the fog with a splendid view into the valley. 

Wednesday, September 2

20:00 Welcome 

Welcoming words by the organisers and guests

followed by a reception and informal meet'n'greet

Previous Spring School reports

Reports of all spring school courses can be found in EAN pages and in the EAN Archive.

Thursday, September 3

HEADACHE and PAIN


Morning:

08:45-09:45 What is chronic headache?
Stefan Evers, Münster, Germany

09:45-10:00 coffee break

10:00 -11:00 What are trigemino-autonomic cephalalgias?
Rigmor Jensen, Copenhagen, Denmark

11:00-11:15 coffee break

11:15-12:15 What is trigeminal neuralgia and facial pain?
Jan Versijpt, Brusels, Belgium

12:15-13:15 Lunch break

Afternoon workshops 13:15-16:45:
3 groups of 40 participants will rotate from workshop to workshop 

a) Stefan Evers: Interventional methods in headache treatment
b) Rigmor Jensen: Acute drugs in headache treatment
c) Jan Versijp: Prophylactic drugs in headache treatment
 

13.15 – 14.15 Workshops
14.15 – 14.30 Break and change of session rooms
14.30 – 15.30 Workshops
15.30 – 15.45 Break and change of session rooms
15.45 – 16.45 Workshops 

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Evening programme: 17.00h Departure for excursion and dinner

Friday, September 4

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS                        


Morning

09:00-10:00 Understanding the MS complexity (pathophysiology and pathogenesis)
Hans-Peter Hartung, Düsseldorf, Germany

10:00-10:15 coffee break 

10:15-11:15 Diagnosis and Epidemiology
Giancarlo Comi, Milan, Italy

11:15-11:30 coffee break

11:30-12:30 Treatment today and tomorrow
Ludwig Kappos, Basel, Switzerland

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

Afternoon Workshops 13:30-17:00:
3 groups of 40 participants will rotate from workshop to workshop

a) Hans-Peter Hartung: Diagnostic challenges, Emerging demyelinating diseases: NMOSD and anti MOG (+ cinical cases)
b) Giancarlo Comi: How to take treatment decisions? (+ clinical cases)
c) Ludwig Kappos: MS management (+ clinical cases)

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

Case-Presentations by participants with Q&A from the Jury

Saturday, September 5

INFECTIOUS DISEASES


Morning:

09:00-10:00 Post and para infectious neurological conditions
Israel Steiner, Petach Tikva, Israel

10:00-10:15 coffee break

10:15-11:15 Intensive monitoring and care of neuroinfections
Erich Schmutzhard, Innsbruck, Austria

11:15-11:30 coffee break

11:30-12:30 Neuro-COVID: fact or fiction
Johann Sellner, Mistelbach, Austria

12:30-13:30 Lunch break

Afternoon Workshops 13:30-17:00:
3 groups of 40 participants will rotate from workshop to workshop

a) Israel Steiner: The neurotropic herpes viruses
b) Erich Erich Schmutzhard: CNS infections in travellers and migrants
c) Johann Sellner: Emerging Neuro-infections (Case studies)

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 EXAM

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Evening Programme: Good-bye Party