Basic Neuropathology Course

ABOUT THE BASIC COURSE
The basic course in neuropathology is meant for those who do not have the benefit of structured neuropathological training for and in their professional neuropathological activities. The 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 first basic course was held from 10-14 March 2008. The home base for the course is the Institut für Neuropathologie, Universitätsklinikum der RWTH in Aachen, Germany. Subsequent courses were held in 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016. The 5th Basic Course in Neuropathology was held in Aachen, Germany, from 15-18 March 2016. You can see the program details here. The next (6th) Basic Course will be held from 13-16 March 2018.

PROGRAM
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.

ORGANIZERS
Prof. Wilfred den Dunnen, Chairman Euro-CNS Educational Committee
Prof. Joachim Weis, Local Organizer
Ms. Ellen Kuijpers, Administrator
Mrs. Astrid van Schendel, Finance

REGISTRATION
Click here for the online registration form. The registration fee covers your participation in the program and also catering during the conference program.The fee is 850 Euro for Euro-CNS members (who paid their membership fees in 2017), and 950 Euro for non-members. A limited number of grants of 550 euro is available for young trainees in neuropathology in Europe (under 35 years).

Registrations will be accepted until the maximum number of participants has been reached. Upon receipt of your online registration, the Course Secretariat will contact you with a confirmation of your registration.

Payment must be received before 1 February 2018. Please note: As it may happen that a course is fully booked, please wait for a registration confirmation from the Course Secretariat before you arrange payment. The cancellation fee is 50 Euro. A replacement may be allowed. No refunds are given after 1 March 2018.

Please transfer the applicable fee to the EURO-CNS bank account:
Account holder’s name: Stichting Vrienden van EURO-CNS
Description: EURO-CNS: Basic Course 2018. PLEASE ALSO MENTION YOUR LAST NAME!
Bank and account number: ABN-AMRO: 62.80.30.967
Address of Bank: Bijlmerplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IBAN Code: NL47ABNA0628030967
SWIFT Code: ABN ANL 2A