EPNS Research Meeting 2024

EPNS Research Meeting 2024

Forum for experienced and young researchers in Paediatric Neurology, 17.-18. říjen 2024, Ljubljana, Slovinsko

Congress website: https://www.epns.info/epns-research-meeting-2024/

 The abstract closing date is 30 March 2024 23:59:59 CET.

The bursary application period closing date is 30 March 2024 23:59:59 CET.

General information:

The EPNS has been organising Research Meetings since 2008. With an aim to enhance research in Paediatric Neurology, the meeting brings together leaders in the field, active researchers and young fellows who are interested to join or to set up research projects. It is a forum for researchers in Paediatric Neurology, where they present their work, ideas, results, creating the possibility for good interaction between researchers and premises for networking, future collaborative research in Europe and beyond. Experienced professionals and young researchers get together, in an environment where interactive, vivid discussions can take place around the presented topics.

Who is the EPNS Research Meeting aimed at?

The EPNS looks forward to welcoming Child Neurologist researchers at all stages of their career: leaders/senior colleagues, junior scientists and PhD students are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

IMPORTANT: all participants must be EPNS members who have paid their 2024 EPNS membership fee to attend this Research Meeting. If you are not a member, please email info@epns.info for more information.

Organising Committee:

  • Professor Barbara Plecko, Chair EPNS Scientific and Research Committee, Universitätsklinik für Kinder-und Jugendheilkunde, Graz, Austria
  • Professor Zvonka Rener Primec, University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Dr Jasna Oražem Mrak, University Children’s Hospital Ljubljana, Slovenia


Cultural and Congress centre, Cankarjev Dom (in the centre of Ljubljana).

Registration Fee: 150 Euros

  • This fee covers access to the full EPNS Research Meeting programme including refreshments during lunches/breaks plus attending the ‘Get together and dinner’ with soft drinks (please note alcoholic drinks are NOT included in the registration fee and participants are welcome to purchase at their own cost from the bar)
  • This fee DOES NOT include accommodation or travel expenses.
  • Successful abstract presenters: the registration fee is ZERO.

This event is in person only.


Preliminary Programme: 

Day 1: Thursday 17 October 2024

11:00-11:30    Registration

11:30-12:00    Lunch

12:15-12:30    Welcome

12:30-13:00    Professor Dr. Jasna Križ, Canada: Deregulation of Immunity in the injured brain – novel regulatory mechanisms and targets for therapy

13:15-16:00    Working groups 1-4 in parallel rooms: participants attend ONLY ONE:

  1. Autoimmune & Infectious Diseases
  2. Movement Disorders
  3. Neurometabolic
  4. Paediatric Stroke

16:00-16:30    Break

16:30-19:15    Working Groups 5-8 in 4 parallel rooms: participants attend ONLY ONE:

  1. Ataxia
  2. Epilepsy
  3. Neonatal Neurology & Developmental Neurology
  4. Neuromuscular

Evening:  Get together and dinner.


Day 2: Friday 18 October 2024

09:00-09.30    Professor Mercuri, Italy, and Dr Jos Hendriksen, Netherlands: the BIND project: brain related comorbidities in DMD

09.30-10:00    Professor Roman Jerala, Slovenia: Development of targeted therapies for rare genetic diseases in child neurology

10:00-10:30    Break

10:30-12:00    8 selected projects: one from each working group

12:00-12:30    Awards with presentation from the 2 winners

12:30-13:30    Farewell Lunch

 What to expect:

  • 3 Plenary lectures
  • Attend 2 of the 8 working groups: 4 working groups will take place in parallel break-out rooms