Staré Splavy, Hotel Bezděz, Czech Republic
May, 10-13, 2018
Like in the previous years the interest for attendance was higher than the capacity of our course.
This year we received 134 entries from 39 countries. We were forced to refuse some applications and in the end 106 participants participated from 36 countries (Albania, Algeria, Armenia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Morocco, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan). The highest number of participants was from Russia – 12, Moldova – 10 and Portugal – 8.
The following topics were selected for this year’s course:
1 / Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies
2 / Movement disorders (handled by the Movement Disorders Society)
3 / Neuroophthalmology / Neurootology
In the morning, lectures were held for all participants. In afternoon workshops, doctors were divided into smaller groups and had the opportunity to discuss with lecturers about individual case reports and auxilliary methods.
Our lecturers came from 5 countries – Czech Republic, Germany, The Netherlands, Slovakia and Switzerland.
We were delighted that the member of EAN Board, Prof. Marianne de Visser, was among our lecturers.
The fourth day of the course was traditionally devoted to topics on neurology in the world and the possibilities of further neurological education. An important guest was Dr. Alena Šteflová, Deputy Minister of Health, former director of WHO Prague office. She has contributed “WHO priorities in brain and nerve diseases”. Pharm.Dr. Helena Rösslerová, Lundbeck Foundation, introduced the ”Lundbeck Institute’s neurological education system”. Member of the EAN Teaching Course Sub-Committee, Dr. Milija Mijajlovic, talked about the possibility of passing the “European Board Examination in Neurology”. Dr. Giovanni di Liberto, EAN Resident and Research Fellows Section, presented the possibilities of EAN educational programmes and grants.
All participants voted in favour of organizing their own case reports in a competitive manner in front of the jury in the future spring schools.
As a part of the cultural program some of the participants climbed up the hill of Bezděz (638 m a.s.l.) to visite the ruin of an ancient castle. All of them visited the Mělník Castle and Prague.
We were happy, that all participants as well as lecturers expressed their satisfaction. The course was evaluated from the educational and organization point of view very positively.
Magda Dohnalová & Milija Mijajlovic
Participants and lecturers comments:
Thanks a lot for the EAN Spring School participation opportunity!. I am still very impressed! It was great and useful experience for me. The organization of the event was excellent! The atmosphere was very friendly lectures were fascinating and we had a wonderful time after lectures. I made friends, built the new professional links and got new opportunities for my work at EAN Spring School.
Kind Regards, Yuliia Bukreieva
Excellent day, thanks.
Taha Omer, Iceland
Add a day or certain session for personal cases of some of the participants: either rare cases or cases that really need discussion.
Ahmed Dahshan, Egypt
Prof. Evžen Růžička had a great lecture with a practice cases which is important for our practice. The same for Matej Škorvánek.
Marija Perovska, Skopje, Macedonia
This course was really helpful for me. The academic programme was excellent and updated according to new diagnostic criteria. I would really love to participate next years in this school or another EAN live meeting. First time in EAN live meeting.
Oneda Cibuku, Tirana, Abania
I was very much impressed by the splendid organization of the Spring School.
It was fun participating in the teaching course.
Marianne de Visser
It was really a pleasure to be in Staré Splavy and to share the participants‘ enthusiasm.
Let me thank the organizers for the invitation and for a perfect organisation.
Thank you for your invitation to this great course!
EAN SPRING SCHOOL 2018
May 10 – May 13, 2018
Hotel Bezděz, Staré Splavy, Czech Republic
|DAY 1: Thursday, May 10 – IDIOPATHIC INFLAMMATORY MYOPATHIES|
|Marianne de Visser, The Netherlands||Idiopathic inflammatory myopathies excluding|
|inclusion body myositis|
|Benedikt Schoser, Germany||Inclusion body myositis|
|Jiří Vencovský, Czech Republic||Extramuscular manifestations of idiopathic|
|Marianne de Visser, The Netherlands||Clinical case discussions|
|Management of idiopathic inflammatory|
|Benedikt Schoser, Germany||myopathies excluding inclusion body myositis|
|Jiří Vencovský, Czech Republic||Significance of antibody testing in idiopathic|
|DAY 2: Friday, May 11 – MOVEMENT DISORDERS|
|Evžen Růžička, Czech Republic||Functional movement disorders – diagnosis and management|
|Matej Škorvánek, Slovakia||Diagnostic and therapeutic approach to dystonia|
|Lucia Muntean, Germany||Sleep disorders in patients with Parkinson’s disease|
|Evžen Růžička, Czech Republic||Gait disorders in clinical practice|
|Matej Škorvánek, Slovakia||How to examine a patient with parkinsonism –|
|tips and tricks|
|Lucia Muntean, Germany||How to evaluate patients with sleep disorders in|
|a neurological setting|
|DAY 3: Saturday, May 12 – NEUROOPHTHALMOLOGY/NEUROOTOLOGY|
|Konrad Weber, Switzerland||Update on vestibular disorders|
|Alexander Tarnutzer, Switzerland||Acute vestibular syndrome: stroke vs. neuritis|
|Konrad Weber, Switzerland||A clinical approach to diplopia|
|Alexander Tarnutzer, Switzerland||Episodic vestibular syndrome: vestibular|
|migraine vs. Menière’s disease (Lecture|
|Konrad Weber, Switzerland||Ocular motor and vestibular bedside testing|
|Alexander Tarnutzer, Switzerland||Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo|
|DAY 4: Sunday, May 13 – NEUROLOGY IN THE WORLD|
|Giovanni Di Liberto, Switzerland||EAN RESIDENT & RESEARCH FELLOW SECTION REPRESENTATIVE|
|Postgraduate education in neurology, opportunities and organizations for neurologists in training|
|Milija Mijajlovic||TEACHING COURSE SUB COMMITTEE:|
|European Board Examination in Neurology|
|Alena Šteflová||WHO PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC|
|WHO priorities in brain and nerve diseases|
|Helena Rösslerová||LUNDBECK, CZECH REPUBLIC|
|Lundbeck Institute – educational system in neurosciences|