CME Course Tumors of the Central Nervous System, Amsterdam, 3-5 October 2018

General

The updated Euro-CNS neuropathology training course “Tumors of the Central Nervous System” will be held from 3-5 October 2018 at the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam.

In three days this course and workshop covers the 2016 update of the WHO classification (typing and grading) of CNS tumors, supplemented by lectures on clinical and neuroradiological aspects, and molecular diagnostics relevant for daily clinical practice. The lectures will be given by a group of well known surgical neuropathologists. Histological slides of the whole spectrum of CNS tumors are available, and multiple time slots are planned for personal practical exercise as well as for interaction with the experts.

The same course was held earlier in Helsinki (2000), Graz (2004), Amsterdam (2005), Athens (May 2008), Amsterdam again (June 2010) and Zagreb (September 2012), Odense/Denmark in 2015 and in Amsterdam (2016).

Target group
The course is intended for all involved in the pathological diagnosis of brain tumors: trainees and specialists in pathology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, neurology or neuro-oncology.

Accreditation
Accreditation (ECMEC) will be requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). CME accreditation granted by the UEMS-EACCME® provides a guarantee to participants from all over the world that the content of the CME provided is of a high quality, unbiased and didactic and, for European doctors, that this quality will be recognised in their home country. There is a mutual recognition agreement with the American Medical Association (AMA). Participants will receive an EACCME certificate at the end of the course.

Topics:

  • typing and grading of gliomas
  • newly recognized rare glioma variants and pitfalls in the histopathological diagnosis
  • histopathological aspects of non-glial intracranial tumors as meningiomas
  • tumors encountered in the brain and her coverings.

Program
The program will be posted on this website later in the course of 2018.

Course Organization
Prof. Wilfred den Dunnen, Groningen, the Netherlands
Prof. Pieter Wesseling, Amsterdam/Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Prof. Eleonora Aronica, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Course Secretariat
Mrs. Astrid van Schendel, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Registration

Registration fee for Euro-CNS members: 850 Euro
Registration fee for non-Euro-CNS members*: 950 Euro

*You are a member of Euro-CNS 1) if you are a member of an Euro-CNS affiliated Neuropathology Society in Europe or 2) if you are an individual member of Euro-CNS. Member benefits such as reduced registration fees are valid only for members who paid their dues. Dues payment may not be more than one year behind.

The registration fee covers your participation in the program and also catering during the conference program.

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 information

Once your registration has been confirmed by the Course Secretariat, please transfer the applicable fee to the Euro-CNS bank account (see below).

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 22 August 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 31 August 2018.

Please transfer the applicable fee to the Euro-CNS bank account:
Account holder’s name: Stichting Vrienden van Euro-CNS
Description: Euro-CNS: Tumor 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

Travel grants Euro-CNS

A limited number of grants of € 550 is available for young trainees in neuropathology. Preference is given to applicants from Eastern European countries. The grant application deadline is 1 August 2018. No applications will be accepted after this date. Notifications will be sent after 17 August.  If you apply for a grant – please indicate this in the online registration form. There are no separate grant application forms.

Travel grants International Society of Neuropathology

If you are a trainee in neuropathology in a low-income country (and non-European/non-North American), we recommend that you apply for an ISN award that will help with covering the cost of travel and participation. For application details and eligibility please see the ISN website. Please note that the applications for ISN grants are handled and administered by ISN and that you need to register normally for the Euro-CNS course.

Course location
The course will be held at the  Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam. Click the link to see the location on Google Maps.

Accommodation
The local host has made favourable arrangements with a nearby hotel. Once you have registered you will receive an email from the Secretariat (Mrs. Astrid van Schendel) with housing options. If you have any questions before you register, please feel free to contact her directly (see contact details below).

Contact
For any further information please contact:

Euro-CNS Course Administration office:
Mrs van Schendel (Courses)
P.O. BOX 23586, 1100 EB  Amsterdam
The Netherlands