Science School

EAN Science School 2022 in Salzburg, Austria

March 26 – March 29

EAN is happy to announce establishment of the new type of a school!

For the first Science School in 2022, the chosen overarching theme will be “Pathophysiology of disorders of the nervous system”.

The idea of establishing a Science School is to offer early career neurologists who are interested or already involved in translational research a possibility to understand or to learn more about basic pathomechanisms of neurological disorders and to improve/develop treatments in the future. It is intended to highlight basic disease mechanisms, important research tools and emerging technologies which are paradigmatic in clinical neuroscience and may also inspire common research approaches between different subspecialties of neurology, as a unique feature of EAN.


  • State-of-the-art morning lectures exclusive for 60 participants with afternoon small group (20 participants each) workshop to ensure hands-on focus for 3 days.
  • Networking with participants and speakers during dinners, breaks, and the social programme. (Social networking programme to be announced)
  • Accommodation, tuition, board and programme are covered by EAN – Participants pay only for their travel. (Participation throughout the course is mandatory)


Organised by:EAN Science School Task Force

Location: Hotel Heffterhof (Salzburg, Austria)

For inquiries, please contact scientific(at)

Programme Overview

What to expect

Welcome Day

Saturday, March 26

Welcome words by Science School Chair, Prof Guido Stoll, and Scientific Committee Chair, Prof Thomas Berger

20:00 Welcome Dinner

Immune-mediated disorders of the nervous system

Day 1: Sunday, March 27

9.00 – 12.30 Morning sessions

Autoimmunity in peripheral nerve diseases
Helmar Lehmann

The spectrum of autoimmune CNS demyelination
Thomas Berger

Autoimmune encephalitis
Maarten Titulaer

13.30 – 17.00 Afternoon Workshops


Evening programme:
City Tour

Stroke, Epilepsy and Neuronal Circuit

Day 2: Monday, March 28

9.00 – 12.30 Morning sessions

Penumbral tissue loss and Ischemia/ reperfusion injury in acute Ischemic stroke
Guido Stoll

Drug resistant epilepsy: Pathophysiology and treatments
Kristl Vonck

The impact of deep brain stimulation on neuronal circuits in movement disorders
Elena Moro

13:30 RRFS Talk
Raphael Wurm

14:00 – 17:30 Afternoon Workshops


Evening programme:
To be announced


Day 3: Tuesday, March 29

9.00 – 12.30 Morning sessions

Huntington’s Disease: from molecular pathogenesis to treatment
Elena Cattaneo

Nadia Stefanova

Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Eduardo Tizzano

13.30 – 17.00 Afternoon Workshops


Evening programme:
Dinner + Goodbye Party

Eligibility and Application


Pathophysiology of disorders of the nervous system

  1. RRFS members from EAN member countries with more than 2 years of clinical training.
  2. RRFS members from Corresponding Instiutional Member Countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Mauretania, Morocco, Nepal, Palestine, Tunisia, Syria) and HINARI Group A countries are welcome to apply.
  3. Application for travel grant is possible for members of low and lower-middle income countries.
  4. Full members from EAN member countries within 5 years after completion of neurology training

Application Requirements

  1. EAN Application Form (see link box, only visible after login)
  2. Proof of 2 years of clinical training (from department or supervisor)
  3. Letter of motivation

All applicants must be an RRFS member at the time of application.
Application for RRFS membership must be started ideally 4 weeks before application deadline.

The Application Deadline: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2021.

The application form must be completed and the application documents submitted in the link provided for your application to be processed. Should you require assistance regarding this matter, please contact scientific(at)”

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

Coming after EAN Science School 2022:

EAN Science School 2023

Tools to predict and improve outcomes of neurological disorders

Dates and Location: To be Announced

Application Dates: To be Announced