This year the conference of French neurology residents and young neurologists (“Les journées des Jeunes Neurologues et de la Recherche Clinique, les J2N”) took place in Paris, France, on February 2-3. This annual conference is organized by the French Neurology Society (Société Française de Neurologie) and by the “Collège des Enseignants de Neurologie” in collaboration with the French Association of residents and young neurologists (“Association des assistants et internes en neurologie de France (“ANAINF”)). All residents in neurology in France are invited to attend and the meeting provides an update on the emerging field of neurology including clinical care and clinical research perfectly tailored for the needs of neurologists in training. Furthermore, selected residents will have the opportunity to present their research as a poster or an oral presentation during “les J2N”. This is a perfect occasion for residents and young neurologists in France to come together, share their knowledge in neurology, improve their research and presentation skills and create new friendships and collaborations.
This year, the Resident and Research Fellow Section (RRFS) of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) had the great honor to participate at this French meeting and update on new developments and opportunities for residents and research fellows in Europe as part of a presentation.
This annual French meeting stimulated interesting discussions between residents in France and the RRFS about opportunities such as the European Board Exam (EBN) and further improved links between ANAINF and RRFS. The RRFS national representative from ANAINF will also attend the forthcoming first joint workshop of the EAN-RRFS and Swiss Association of Young Neurologists (SAYN) (Switzerland, March 2018) during which the initiated discussions and collaborations will be further developed.
by Anna Sauerbier, Chair of the EAN Resident and Research Fellow Section