Spring School

EAN is monitoring the health situation very carefully and will inform all granted applicants in time if there will be any changes.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2021

SPRING SCHOOL

Steinschaler Dörfl, Austria,
May 19-23, 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.

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. 

 

Spring School Opening

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

20:00 Welcome

 

Welcoming words by

• Professor Irena Rektorová

Czech Republic

Scientific programme organiser

• Professor Pavel Kalvach

Czech Republic

Scientific Programme organiser

1999-2014

 

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.

Spring School Programme

Day 1
Thursday, May 20
ALS / Frontotemporal Dementia


MORNING

08:45-09:45
Primary progressive aphasia (PPA) variants: diagnosis and neuro correlates

Irena Rektorová, Brno, Czech Republic

10:00-11:00
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) in daily practice - red flags

Sharon Abrahams, Edinburgh, Scotland  

11:15-12:15
Diagnosis and Differential diagnosis of ALS: Really difficult?

12:15-13:15

Lunch Break

Afternoon workshops Frontotemporal dementia cases: tips and tricks

13:15-14:15
FTD/ PPA cases, diagnosis and differential diagnosis

Irena Rektorová, Brno, Czech Republic

14:30-15:30
Edinburgh Cognitive and Behavioral ALS Screen (ECAS) in FTD cases

Sharon Abrahams, Edinburgh, Scotland 

15:45-16:45
Misdiagnosis and missed diagnosis  

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17.00 

Excursion

Visit to famous Melk Abby followed by

a visit to a typical Austrian wine-restaurant

with food and entertainment

Day 2
Friday, May 21
Child Neurology                                            


MORNING

9:00-10:00
Motor neuron diseases in infancy and childhood, focus on "new treatments"

Francesco Muntoni, London, UK

10:15-11:15
Epileptic neuro encephalopathies of infancy and childhood

11:30-12:30
Problems related to the COVID-19 pandemics in disabled children

12:30-13:30
Lunch Break

Afternoon Workshops: Practical tips including case presentations to illustrate the topics

13:30-14:30
Preparing your centre for the use of gene therapies

Francesco Muntoni, London, UK

14:45-15:45
Precision Medicine in Rare Epilepsies

16:00-17:00
Classification Systems of Disability

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19:30

Evening programme: Scientific dinner

Welcome: Irena Rektorová

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 22
NEUROSONOLOGY


MORNING

09:00-10:00
Neurosonology in stroke

Claudio Baracchini, Padua, Italy

10:15-11:15
Role of neurosonology in neurodegenerative diseases

David Skoloudik, Ostrava, Czech Republic

11:30-12:30
Interventions and monitoring using neurosonology methods

Fabienne Perren, Lausanne, Switzerland

12:30-13:30
Lunch Break

Afternoon Workshops: practical hands-on sessions

13:30-14:30
Transcranial Doppler/duplex sonography - examination of intracranial vessels

Claudio Baracchini, Padua, Italy

14:45-15:45
Transcranial sonography – examination of brain parenchyma in the B-Mode

David Skoloudik, Ostrava, Czech Republic

16:00-17:00
Duplex sonography for cervical vessels

Fabienne Perren, Lausanne, Switzerland

17:00-17:30
Exam

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19:30

Evening programme:
goodbye dinner and Networking

 

How to apply

Deadline of application: 31 January 2021

Application Material:

  • EAN application form
  • EAN curriculum vitae
  • proof of 2 year neurology experience/eligibility (from programme supervisor, programme director or current employer)
  • recommendation letter from National Neurological Society (for corresponding society members)


Applicants are advised to keep a record of sending and request a read receipt.
Original documents and/or fresh copies may be requested where felt necessary,
so must be retained by the applicant until notified of the outcome of their application.

Application must be typed, and not handwritten!
We accept documents in „Word, pdf, jpg“ formats.


Please send your documents

by e-mail to:

Magda Dohnalová

education(at)ean.org

Eligibility and Application

Eligibility

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

 

Application

APPLICATION MATERIAL

  • application form
  • CV form for EAN grants including list of publications with links (max. 10 with doi-links)
  • proof of 2 years of clinical experience (from supervisor or head of department)
  • copy of passport
  • RRFS or Individual membership*

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

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

Applications open between 1 December 2020 and 31 January 2021.
All application documents must be submitted by email to Ms. Magda Dohnalová: grants(at)ean.org.

Applicants are advised to keep a record of sending and request a read receipt. Original documents and/or fresh copies may be requested where felt necessary. So must be retained by the applicant until notified of the outcome of their application.

 

APPLICATION FORMS

 

PRESENT YOUR CASE REPORT

We invite you to present your case report related to Spring School topics
Case reports need to be sent with other application documents as an abstract of up to 400 words and with the statement why the case is important and clinically relevant (please fill the additional part of the application form)
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.

 

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.