Spring School

EAN Spring School, Steinschaler Dörfl, Austria

May 18-22, 2022

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.

Faculty members will present examples of the optimal organisation of neurological care, neurological services and postgraduate education throughout Europe, in the form of plenary sessions in the morning and afternoon workshops for smaller groups, to amplify the learned content from the morning.

Organisers: EAN Teaching Course sub-Committee 
EAN Office: Magda Dohnalova, Karoline Gstöttner, Julia Mayer



Nature Hotel Steinschaler Doerfl
Taschlgrabenrotte 2
A-3213 Frankenfels

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. 

ARRIVAL: Wednesday May 18, afternoon until 16:00

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

DEPARTURE: Sunday morning

CAPACITY: up to 120 participants (40 per afternoon course to guarantee case-based workshop)

Accommodation, tuition, board and programme are covered by EAN.
Participants pay for their travel only.
All participants will receive a certificate after having finished the course.

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


  • EAN Application Form (see link box, only visible after login)
  • Proof of 2 years of clinical training (from department or supervisor)

RRFS members are listed in the RRFS membership section, Full Members are listed here


The registration link is only visible to EAN members.
Please make sure to log into your myEAN account to gain access to registration.

Applications open between 1 December 2021 and 31 January 2022.
All application documents must be submitted via the online application.
For questions contact: grants(at)ean.org 


We invite you to present your case report related to Spring School topics
Case reports need to be inserted in the online application form as an abstract of up to 250 words with the statement why the case is important and clinically relevant.
Up to 6 case reports will be selected for 10 minutes presentations during the scientific dinner.
Three best presentations will be selected by the faculty and awarded and announced in EANpages.


Prepare as much as possible beforehand to have it ready when starting the online application process.

Start Early: Check program websites for deadlines and requirements for the application process. 
Check your membership status: Apply for EAN membership (RRFS or full member) if you are no member yet. 
Organise your application: Prepare necessary documents (proof of 2 year training by supervisor) and required motivation text (why you want to participate in this school). 
Prepare your case report: If interested in presenting a case, prepare an abstract of 250 words.
Travel grant: If you like to apply for a travel grant prepare your statement of intent why this is needed.

Welcome Day

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

20:00 Welcoming words by the organisers and guests followed by a reception and informal meet'n'greet


Day 1

Thursday, May 19, 2022


Morning lectures:

09:00 – 10:00 Stefan Seidel, Vienna, Austria 
Lecture: How to recognize and handle circadian rhythm disturbances in neurological disorders 

10:15 – 11:15 Ambra Stefani, Innsbruck, Austria
REM sleep behavior disorder: clinical relevance of its isolated and secondary form 

11:30 – 12:30 Rolf Fronczek, The Netherlands
From narcolepsy to hypersomnia due to medical disorders or medications. How to recognize and treat central disorders of hypersomnolence 

12:30 – 13:15 Lunch break

Afternoon workshops:

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

Stefan Seidel: Assessment instruments for circadian rhythm disorders 
Ambra Stefani: Screening, history taking and diagnostic procedures for RBD 
Rolf Fronczek: Diagnostic methods for central disorders of hypersomnolence  


Evening programme

Day 2

Friday, May 20, 2022

NEUROCRITICAL CARE  (Coma and Brain Death)

Morning lectures:

9:00 – 10:00 Benjamin Rohaut, Paris, France
Lecture: Coma and Disorders of consciousness

10:15 – 11:15 Daniel Kondziella, Copenhagen, Denmark
Lecture: Brain death determination in Europe (DBD and DCD)

11:30 – 12:30 Raimund Helbok, Innsbruck, Austria
Lecture: Catastrophic brain injuries – Update on haemorrhagic stroke

12:30-13:30 Lunch break  

Afternoon workshops:

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 

Daniel Kondziella: Tools to assess a comatose patient Part 1
Speaker 2: Pitfalls the brain death determination
Speaker 3: How to monitor a comatose patient in the ICU – insights into invasive multimodal neuromonitoring Part 2


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


Day 3

Saturday, May 21, 2022 


Morning lectures:

9:00 – 10:00 Pille Taba, Tartu, Estonia 
Movement Disorders emergencies

10:15 – 11:15 Christos Ganos, Berlin, Germany 
Functional Movement Disorders 

11:30 – 12:30 Irena Rektorova, Brno, Czech Republic 
Advanced therapies for movement disorders

12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break

Afternoon workshops:

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 

Pille Taba: Differentiation of parkinsonian syndromes in clinical practice
Christos Ganos: How to approach hyperkinetic movement disorders
Irena Rektorova: Neuroimaging of movement disorders - things not to miss

17:00 Exit Exam 


Evening Programme: Dinner + Good-bye Party

Day 3 of the Spring School is co-organised with the Movement Disorder Society