CME Course on Developmental Neuropathology, Amsterdam, 29-31 January 2025

The Euro-CNS neuropathology training course “Developmental Neuropathology” will be held from 29-31 January 2025 at the Amsterdam UMC (venue AMC) in the Netherlands. It consists of lectures with an emphasis on teaching. Practical (microscope-based) sessions are part of the course. This three-days 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 neurodevelopmental diseases. There will be interactive case discussions, and also participants may send in a case for discussion. The course language is English.

You will have access to a digital platform with case material. This will enable participants to also evaluate the case material after the course. We recommend bringing a tablet or laptop for digital slide viewing.

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

Topics include:

Clinical signs
Neuro imaging
Normal brain development
Genetics of brain development
Defects in brain growth
Cortical malformation
Degenerative diseases
Vascular malformation

Program and Organizing Committee
Course coordinators:
Eleonora Aronica, the Netherlands
Homa Adle Biassette, France

Chairman Educational Board:
Wilfred den Dunnen, the Netherlands

CME credits will be requested from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

Registration (not open yet)
The registration fee covers your participation in the program and also catering during the conference program. You will also receive a textbook and access to the e-learning module. The fee is 975 Euro for Euro-CNS members* (who paid their membership fees in 2023), and 1.100 Euro for non-members. A limited number of grants of 550 euro is available for young trainees in neuropathology in Europe (under 35 years), see the information under ‘ travel grants’. Please note travel expenses, hotel costs are not included. Registrations will be accepted until the maximum number of participants (45) has been reached.

Your registration only becomes final once payment has been received. 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.

Cancellation policy
Cancellation without any administrative charge is possible until 15 November 2024. The fee for cancellation between 15 November and 20 December is 100 Euro. No refunds are given after 20 December 2024. Name changes may be allowed, upon consultation with the Course administrator.

*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.

Travel grants Euro-CNS
A limited number of grants of € 550 is available for young trainees in neuropathology (under 35 years of age). Preference is given to applicants from emerging countries in Europe. The grant application deadline is 1 November 2024 or sooner if the course becomes fully booked before that time.  If you apply for a grant – please indicate this in the online registration form. There are no separate grant application forms. The grant amount will be deducted from your registration fee.

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 University Medical Center (Amsterdam UMC), location AMC, Meibergdreef 9, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Location in Google Maps.

The local host has made favorable 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 the Euro-CNS secretariat.