Spring School

Due to the current situation regarding the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic and in full support of Austrian authorities to have no public mass-gatherings until the end of June in order to slow the spread of the disease, EAN has decided to postpone the Spring School for the planned dates of June 17-21, 2020. In line with the Austrian government, the EAN Board will look into possible options of a postponement and will inform by June on updates. 

SPRING SCHOOL

Steinschaler Dörfl, Austria,
June 17-21, 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 June 17, 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, June 17

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, June 18

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, June 19

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, June 20

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 Tick born diseases
Pille Taba, Tartu, Estonia

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) Pille Taba: Chronic neuroinfections (including 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

17:00-17:30 EXAM

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Evening Programme: Good-bye Party