Spring School

The EAN Spring School will take place virtually.


Steinschaler Dörfl, Austria,
May 21-23, 2021

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.

After careful evaluation of the development of the current Covid situation, the EAN Education Committee and Teaching Sub-Committee decided to have the Spring School 2021 virtual.

To facilitate your participation while having an active workshedule at your hospitals, the programme is changed to half-day courses, as follows:

ALS-FTD Friday, May 21: 15:00 -17:30
Child neurology Saturday, May 22: 9:45-14:30
Neurosonology Sunday, May 23: 9:45-13:15

Spring School Programme

Day 1
Friday, May 21
ALS-FTD spectrum

15:00 - 15:15 
Welcome and introduction - Irena Rektorová, Brno, Czech Republic 

15:15 – 16:00 Irena Rektorová, Brno, Czech Republic 
Lecture: Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) variants: diagnosis and neuro correlates 

16:00 – 16:45 Sharon Abrahams, Edinburgh, Scotland  
Lecture: Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in daily practice - red flags 

16:45 – 17:30 Andrea Calvo, Italy 
Lecture: Diagnosis and Differential diagnosis of ALS:
Really difficult? 

Day 2
Saturday, May 22
Child Neurology                                            

9:45 – 10:00 Welcome + introduction of daily speakers and programme - Francesco Muntoni, London, UK 

10:00 – 10:45 Francesco Muntoni, London, UK 
Lecture: Motor neuron diseases in infancy and childhood, focus on "new treatments" 

10:45 – 11:30 Andrea Martinuzzi, Italy 
Lecture: Problems related to the COVID-19 pandemics in disabled children 

11:30 – 12:15 Rima Nabbout, France 
Lecture: Epileptic neuro encephalopathies of infancy and childhood 

12:15-12:45 Lunchbreak  

12:45 – 14:00 Scientific afternoon: cases by participants 

Case 1: Gianluca Costamagna, Milan, Italy  
An unexpected diagnosis in a 6-month-old infant with recent cytomegalovirus infection.

Case 2: Alina Ivaniuk, Odessa, Ukraine  
Rapidly progressing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis with an onset during pregnancy in a young woman

Case 3: Mariam Kekenadze, Tbilisi, Georgia  
21 year old male presenting with progressive muscle wasting and fasciculations  

Case 4: Anastasia Siminenco-Rotari, Cluj-Napoca, Romania  
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a patient with lumbar canal stenosis- case presentation  

Case 5: Nahla Aly Merghany Aly Abdalla, Cairo, Egypt  
Biotin -Thiamin Responsive Basal Ganglia Disease, A Novel Gene Mutation Discovery  

Case 6: Salma Said Soliman Ibrahim Almashad, Alexandria, Egypt  
An unusual cause of a stroke in a child?  

14:00-14:30 Vlad Tiu, Bucharest, Romania 
RRFS lecture: Info on Grants/News for Neurologists in Training all over Europe 


Day 3
Sunday, May 23

9:45 – 10:00 Welcome + introduction of daily speakers and programme - David Skoloudik, Ostrava, Czech Republic 

10:00 – 10:45 Claudio Baracchini, Padua, Italy 
Lecture: Neurosonology in stroke 

10:45 – 11:30 David Skoloudik, Ostrava, Czech Republic 
Lecture: Role of neurosonology in neurodegenerative diseases 

11:30 – 12:15 Fabienne Perren, Lausanne, Switzerland 
Lecture: Interventions and monitoring using neurosonology methods 

12:15 good-bye words – Irena Rektorova, Brno, Czech Republic 

12:30 – 13:15 Exam (access link open for 45 minutes) 


Previous Spring School reports

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

EAN Spring School 2020 was cancelled:

After careful consideration, EAN has decided to cancel the in-person version of the 2020 Spring School.
Despite every effort being made to organise the safest possible event, EAN has decided that the risk due to COVID-19 was too high at that point and the safety of all participants and the wider public is always our top priority.

The accepted 130 grantees of the 2020 Spring school were invited to participate in an online Spring School organised in a very fast and ad-hoc manner with the faculty. A big thank you to all or faculty speakers for being so spontaneous and always act in the best way to enhance education in Neurology – even in such unpredictable times.

All participants and EAN individual members are invited to view the webcasts (on demand) of the virtual Spring School 2020.