Spring School

EAN Spring School, Steinschaler Dörfl, Austria

May 17-21, 2023

The application deadline has been extended to February 7, 2023.

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: Kathrin Jehle, grants(at)ean.org


ARRIVAL: Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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

DEPARTURE: Sunday morning, May 21, 2023

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.


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. 


  • 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 statement 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. 

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




Application is open between 1 December 2022 and 7 February 2023.
All application information must be submitted via the online application.

Additional document: Proof of 2 year neurology experience/eligibility (can be from programme supervisor, programme director or current employer). 


We invite you to present your case report related to Spring School topics.
Please complete the abstract-textbox within the online application (up to 250 words) including the statement why the case is important and clinically relevant. 
Up to 6 case reports will be selected for a 10-minute presentation during the scientific dinner.
The three best presentations will be selected by the faculty, awarded and later announced in EANpages.

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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 tuition, accommodation & board for each Spring School participant corresponds to € 1.000,-.

Preliminary Programme

Welcome Day

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

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


Day 1: Thursday, May 18, 2023

Morning lectures:

09:00 – 10:00 Diagnostics – state of the art
Andreas Schulze-Bonhage, Freiburg i.Br., Germany 

10:15 – 11:15  Therapy – state of the art
Bernhard Steinhoff, Kehl-Kork, Germany

11:30 – 12:30 Epilepsy emergencies – state of the art
Stephan Rüegg, Basel, Switzerland

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

Workshop 1: Neuromodulation in epilepsy, Andreas Schulze-Bonhage

Workshop 2: Epilepsy therapy - state of the art: Illustrative case examples and discussions, Bernhard Steinhoff

Workshop 3: Case-based learning on epilepsy emergencies, Stephan Rüegg


Evening programme

Neuromuscular junction disorders

Day 2: Friday, May 19, 2023

Morning lectures:

9:00 – 10:00 Clinical presentations and classification of neuromuscular junction disorders
Nils Erik Gilhus, Bergen, Norway

10:15 – 11:15 Diagnostic procedures and ancillary investigations
Amelia Evoli, Rome, Italy

11:30 – 12:30 Treatment strategies and evidence of effectiveness of therapeutic interventions
Jan JGM Verschuuren, Leiden, the Netherlands

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 

Workshop 1: Neuromuscular synapse disorders; case-based learning on diagnosis and therapy - I, Nils Erik Gilhus

Workshop 2: Neuromuscular synapse disorders; case-based learning on diagnosis and therapy - II, Amelia Evoli

Workshop 3: Neuromuscular synapse disorders; case-based learning on diagnosis and therapy - III, Jan JGM Verschuuren


Evening programme:
19:00 Scientific dinner

Lecture about RRFS: general update and career possibilities
Roberta Balestrino, Milan, Italy

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


Day 3: Saturday, May 20, 20223

Morning lectures:

9:00 – 10:00 Modern management of gliomas
Roberta Rudà, Turin, Italy

10:15 – 11:15 Update on neurological complications of systemic cancer
Antoine Carpentier, Paris, France

11:30 – 12:30 Standard and advanced neuroimaging (MR and PET) for diagnosing and monitoring of brain tumors
Adam Waldman, Edinburgh, UK

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 

Workhsop 1: Clinical cases on differential diagnosis and treatment options in gliomas, Roberta Rudà

Workshop 2: Illustrative cases of iatrogenic neurological side effects in cancer patients, Antoine Carpentier

Workshop 3: Challenges in pre-surgical and post-treatment glioma stratification, Adam Waldman

17:00 Exit Exam 


Evening Programme:
Dinner + Good-bye Party

The 2023 Spring School in Austria is kindly supported by the Convention Bureau of Lower Austria.