CME Training Course in Muscle and Peripheral Nerve Pathology, 14-16 March 2024

Registration is open! (7 seats left as on 26 Feb. 2024)

General

The Euro-CNS CME Training Course ‘Muscle & Nerve Pathology’ will be held from 14-16 March 2024 at the Department of Anatomy, Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Haus of the Charité Medical University in Berlin.  The newly updated course consists of lectures with an emphasis on teaching. Practical (microscope-based) sessions are part of the course. Slides from the various cases will be digitized. This will make it possible to evaluate the case material also after 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 muscle and peripheral nerve pathology. There will be interactive case discussions, and also participants may send in a case for discussion. The course language is English. We recommend bringing a tablet or laptop for digital slide viewing.

Topics include:

  • general muscle pathology
  • histochemistry
  • immunohistochemistry
  • enzyme histochemistry
  • muscular dystrophies
  • mitochondrial myopathies
  • congenital myopathies
  • inflammatory myopathies
  • toxic and metabolic neuropathies
  • demyelinating neuropathies
  • hereditary neuropathies
  • inflammatory neuropathies

Educational materials
You will have access to a digital platform with case materials, and you will receive your personal copy of Muscle Disease: Pathology and Genetics (2nd edition) by Hans H. Goebel, Caroline A. Sewry and Roy O. Weller.

Program
You can download the tentative program with titles of the talks and speaker names here.

Course organization
Wilfred den Dunnen, Chairman Euro-CNS Educational Committee
Werner Stenzel, Course Coordinator
Kristl Claeys, Course Coordinator
Hans Goebel, Organizing Committee Member

European Accreditation (EACCME)
The Euro-CNS Training Course in Muscle and Peripheral Nerve Pathology, Berlin, Germany (14-16 March 2024) has been
accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 20.5 European CME
credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the
educational activity.

Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the American Medical Association,
physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the
process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at https://edhub.ama-assn.org/pages/applications .

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be
Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College
of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Registration
Registration is open! 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 2022), 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 (40) 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 without any administrative charge is possible until 1 February 2024. The fee for cancellation between 1 and 15 February is 100 Euro. No refunds are given after 15 February 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 February 2024. No applications will be accepted after this date. Final notifications will be sent a day later.  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 venue
Department of Anatomy, Wilhelm von Waldeyer-Haus
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Philippstrasse 11
10115 Berlin, Germany
See location on Google maps here

Accommodation
We do not have any specific recommendations. Berlin has many nice and affordable hotels, also in the area of the course venue, which you can look up and book at booking sites like booking.com, tripadvisor, trivago, etc. You can click this link on google maps to see which hotels are in the area.

A few hotels we can recommend:
Arte Luise Kunsthotel
Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Mitte
Hotel Aquino |
Best Western Hotel Berlin Mitte 
And many more..

Contact:
For any additional information, please feel free to contact the Euro-CNS Secretariat.

*) You are a member of Euro-CNS if your national/regional society is affiliated with Euro-CNS. For a listing, click here. There other possibilities to become a member of Euro-CNS. Please visit the Membership pages on this website.