by Viktoria Papp, President of the Resident and Research Fellows section
As in the previous years, EAN-RRFS delegate will join the EAN Spring School 2016 and the Regional Teaching courses (RTC) in order to spread information regarding postgraduate education in neurology and relevant opportunities for neurologists in training. This year, our representatives providing the updated information will be Panagiotis Zis (EAN Spring School 2016, May 12-15, 2016 Stare Splavy, Czech Republic), Orsolya Gyorfi (RTC, Kutasi, Georgia, Oct. 6-8, 2016), and Viktoria Papp (RTC, Yekaterinburg, Russia, Nov. 3-5, 2016).
We are organising educational and social events during the second congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) that will be held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on May 28-31, 2016. The EAN and EAN-RRFS are offering bursaries for colleagues contributing to the congress with poster or oral presentations.
The EAN-RRFS Special Session will discuss the “Prospects for young neurologists in three corners of Europe“. This Special Session will take place on May 31, 2016 in Hall B5.M2 at 8:30. The intent is to focus on strengths and weaknesses of neurology education in different European countries, and label common strategies that can be beneficial in the education system. Neurology education during the training and after the general neurology training through the subspecialist fellowships will be reviewed.
- Pr. Elena Moro (Grenoble, France) will present the education system in Western Europe,
- Dr. Ildiko Szőcs (Budapest, Hungary) will discuss opportunities in Central and Eastern Europe, and
- Dr. Daniel Kondziella (Copenhagen, Denmark) will share his experience from the Nordic countries.
In collaboration with the Danish Young Neurologist Society, we will also arrange a visit to the Danish university hospital, “Rigshospitalet”. Participants will be welcomed by the EAN-RRFS office and the local department. During a guided walking tour through the Department of Neurology, we will have a flavour of the activity and standards of the daily life in a Danish hospital. The hospital visit will be followed by a get-together social event where participants will be able to taste the Scandinavian kitchen. The number of participants is limited (max. 100) and pre-registration will be advertised on the EAN-RRFS homepage and Facebook.
There will be also a General Assembly during the EAN congress (Monday, May 31, 16:45-18:15 in Hall B4.M2). The main aims of the General Assembly are
- (I) to discuss issues regarding the organization,
- (II) to vote for the next office, and
- (III) to plan our future activities.
All EAN-RRFS member are invited to join and members should feel the responsibility to participate in the decision making processes. Agenda and invitation will be sent to all registered member 2 months prior the congress.
EAN-RRFS delegates will be present at the EAN-RRFS booth to meet junior neurologists during the entire congress in order to answer your questions related to membership, grants etc.. It will be also a good meeting point to build your new international connections with junior colleagues. Members can join the EAN-RRFS lottery at the booth during the last day of the conference. The first prize will be a travel grant.
During this year, EAN-RRFS is conducting two questionnaire-based studies concerning the junior neurologists research activities during their residency training and their knowledge about health promotions. These studies could draw attention to some of the weaknesses of the education system and contribute to improving it.
To get in contact wit the RRFS, please email to: firstname.lastname@example.org