CME Course Neurodegenerative Diseases, Amsterdam, 25-27 October 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT 28 July 2017:  This course is fully booked. You can contact our Secretariat for the waiting list and whenever space becomes available we will inform you immediately. Please make sure to contact our Secretariat before you register/pay!

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 and workshop will provide 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.

Participants will receive a richly illustrated work manual of the histopathology of the most common neurodegenerative disorders.

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

The program has been granted 17 European CME credits (ECMEC) by 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 include
• General overview of neurodegeneration
• Cellular pathology, morphology & immunohistochemistry, nomenclature of immunoreactive structures
• Neuropathology of motorneuron disorders and frontotemporal lobar degeneration
• Neuropathology of tauopathies, synucleinopathies and prion diseases
• Neuropathology of vascular dementia and Alzheimer’s disease
• Genetics and clinicopathological aspects of Parkinson syndrome, hyperkinesia and cerebellar ataxia
• Ceroid lipofuscinosis and pantothenate kinase-associated neurodegeneration


You can download the updated tentative program here (PDF document).


Gabor Kovacs, Austria
Wilfred den Dunnen, the Netherlands

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


ANNOUNCEMENT 28 July 2017:  This course is full or about to be full. You can apply for the waiting list and whenever space becomes available we will inform you immediately. Please make sure to contact our Secretariat before you register/pay!

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 2016), and 950 Euro for non-members. A limited number of grants of 550 euro is available for young trainees in neuropathology in Europe, please see the information below. You can apply for this grant via the online registration form.

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 7 September 2017. Please note: As it may happen that a course is fully booked, please do not arrange payment until you have received a confirmation from the Course Secretariat. The cancellation fee is 50 Euro. A replacement may be allowed. No refunds are given after 30 September 2017.

Please transfer the applicable fee to the Euro-CNS bank account:
Account holder’s name: Stichting Vrienden van Euro-CNS
Description: Euro-CNS: Neurodegeneration Course 2017. PLEASE ALSO MENTION YOUR LAST NAME!
Bank and account number: ABN-AMRO:
Address of Bank: Bijlmerplein, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IBAN Code: NL47ABNA0628030967

*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.

Online registration is closed as the course is fully booked!

Travel grants Euro-CNS
Candidates should be under 35 years of age and member of Euro-CNS. The grant application deadline is 25 August 2017. No applications will be accepted after this date. 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.

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).

For any further information please contact:

Euro-CNS Executive office:
Mrs van Schendel
Maldenhof 14,  1106 ER  Amsterdam,
[P.O. BOX 23586, 1100 EB  Amsterdam]
The Netherlands