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vacanciesUNITED KINGDOM: Neuropathology vacancy: Part-time (8PA) Consultant post in the Department of Neuropathology, Southmead Hospital, Bristol.
Applications are invited for a part-time (8PA) Consultant post that replaces a previous Consultant post in the Department of Neuropathology. The appointee will join two consultant colleagues in the Department, which is part of the Regional Neurosciences Centre, serving the South West of England. The Department, which has UKAS accreditation, is housed in a new building on the main hospital site, with state-of-the-art facilities. The closing date is 22 August. Please click here to read all details.

UNITED KINGDOM: Cellular Scientist in Myology to take on the shared responsibility of day-to-day running of the Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre Muscle Pathology Service, including the Highly Specialised Service/National Specialist Commissioned Team for congenital muscular dystrophies and congenital myopathies. Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Trust. JM Division. Dubowitz Neuromuscular Centre, London. Closing date: Friday, 8th September 2017. Read more here…

SPAIN: A Neuropathologist is needed for the Pathology Department of the Hospital Universitario Araba, in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), to attend the Brain Biobank (BIOEF), created in 2010, with a large volume of neurodegenerative diseases, muscle and nerve samples and CNS tumors. It has its own laboratory and staff. It is a reference center for prion diseases in the Basque Country and Biobank for Alava and Bizkaia. Please contact Dr. Isabel Guerra for detailed information.


European Examination in Neuropathology: 4 and 5 October 2017, at the Semmelweis University, Budapest, Hungary.
The European Fellowship in Neuropathology (EFN) is a mark of professional standing and esteem achieved by examination. The EFN maintains parity in professional standing and esteem between doctors who deliver a specialist diagnostic service in neuropathology in clinical neuroscience centres throughout Europe, by seeking appropriate evidence of knowledge, skills and achievement. The EFN is a useful benchmark for candidates for consultant posts who have followed an approved National training programme. The EFN examination constitutes an assessment of candidates’ knowledge of diagnostic neuropathology and their ability to apply that knowledge in the clinical practice. Thus, it provdownloadides external quality assurance that a trainee in neuropathology practice has reached the standard appropriate for practice as an unsupervised specialist in diagnostic neuropathology. The Euro-CNS maintains a register of medical doctors who have achieved the EFN by examination. For details on the Examination or to see the recommended Curriculum, please see the ‘Examination‘ pages on this website.


Clinical Neuropathology issue 4, July/August 2017
Please take a look at the Table of Contents. Each issue has 2-4 free downloads!
Euro-CNS News: Society News of the European Confederation of Neuropathological Societies (free download)


Participants and Faculty of the Euro-CNS Tumour Course, Oct 2016


Fellowship Training Program. Call for candidates!

The Euro-CNS fellowship training program is intended to facilitate short (maximum 2 months) diagnostic training opportunities in either Tumour or Muscle and Nerve pathology for trainees in neuropathology. The individual training plan for each Fellow appointed to the scheme will reflect the skills and knowledge that are required by the home Institution and which can be implemented upon the trainee’s return. For more information, please visit the ‘Fellowship Training‘ page on this website. Applications can be submitted at all times.


Mission of Euro-CNS
Euro-CNS aims to promote and maintain the harmonisation of neuropathology training and clinical practice throughout Europe, and to promote the science of neuropathology and neuropathology research. Euro-CNS has programmes of scientific and clinical activity to support European Neuropathologists at both senior and junior level. Courses and congresses are held regularly to promote interest in the discipline, to facilitate the exchange of scientific information between members, and to help researchers and clinicians stay current with the latest advances in neuropathology. A European Neuropathology Exam is organized each year.


Euro-CNS Courses

CME Training Course ‘Neurodegenerative Diseases’
25-27 October 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

The updated Euro-CNS neuropathology training course “Neurodegenerative Diseases” will be held from 25-27 October 2017 at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. The newly updated course consists of lectures with an emphasis on teaching. Practical (microscope-based) sessions are part of the course. This course provided practising (neuro)pathologists, clinicians and researchers with up-to-date reviews of the classification and the diagnostic problems in the pathology of neurodegenerative diseases. The course language is English. This course is full or about to be full. You can inquire about the waiting list. Please make sure to contact our Secretariat before you pay! Read more here…


European Examination in Neuropathology
4-5 October 2017, Budapest, Hungary
For details on the Examination or to see the recommended Curriculum, please see the Examination section on this website.


Euro-CNS Basic Course in Neuropathology
13-16 March 2018, Aachen, Germany

The (updated) basic course is intended for trainees in general pathology, neuropathology, neurology or neurosurgery but also for neurobiologists and PhD students in neurological sciences.  Specifically for those who, in the course of their PhD research, will be involved with the neuropathology of, for example, neurodegenerative diseases, developmental diseases, brain tumors or white matter diseases. The program consists of teaching sessions in the mornings, and sessions with gross neuropathology and histology (slide viewing and case discussions) in the afternoons. Topics covered are: general pathology of the central nervous system, muscle, nerve, tumours, neurodegenerative diseases, vascular pathology, infections of the CNS, human prion diseases, white matter diseases, metabolic diseases, developmental neuropathology and epilepsy. On one of the evenings there is a possibility to bring up intriguing or puzzling clinicopathological cases. Registration is open (via this website).


Save the date: Euro-CNS CME Course in Developmental Neuropathology
 27-29 June 2018, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

This workshop will provide practicing (neuro)pathologists, clinicians and researchers with up-to-date reviews of the classification and the diagnostic problems in Developmental Neuropathology. Topics include: Clinical signs; Neuro imaging; Normal brain development; Genetics of brain development; Defects in brain growth; Cortical malformation; Degenerative diseases; Infections; Epilepsy; Trauma; Vascular malformation. More details will be posted on this website soon.


Euro-CNS CME Course ‘Tumors in the Central Nervous System’
October 2018, Oslo, Norway (details to be announced later)