The membership of the EBC consists of patient groups, scientific and professional organisations as well as industrial partners. As per its statutes, the EBC accepts as Full Members pan-European umbrella organisations with an interest in the brain. Any organisation that supports the aims of the EBC can apply to become an observer in order to contribute in an advisory capacity. Organisations or individuals that have contributed in an outstanding fashion to the aims of the EBC can also become honorary members.


European Paediatric Neurology Society (EPNS)

Sue Hargreaves




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Latest activities

  • Published EPNS Annual Report 2020
  • 6 Fellowships 2021 awarded.
  • Formed a new EPNS Guidelines Committee
  • Endorsed Alba Declaration
  • 4th biennial Caucasus virtual training course on 13-14 November 2020: ‘Neuro-metabolic Diseases in Childhood’

Latest news / achievements

  • Became a full member of the EBC!
  • Child Neurology in Infancy Online Courses awarded a total 21 EACCME accreditation points and registration launched.
  • European Journal Paediatric Neurology: new Editor-in-Chief appointed.
  • Supporting Rare Disease Day 28 February 2021

Plans for 2021

  • Strive to achieve the goal of the EPNS to improve standards of care of all children with suspected neurological problems and to collaborating on training, continuing medical education and research.
  • Continue to network, collaborate, and develop relationships with key players in the field of neurology including EBC, EAN, ERNs, EFNA, EURORDIS, EACD, ICNA, AOCNA, ACNA, CNS.
  • EPNS free monthly webinars: 2nd Wednesday each month
  • EPNS VIRTUAL Training Course Jurmala (Latvia): 12-15 April 2021
  • Committee National Advisers (C N A) VIRTUAL annual meeting 1 June 2021
  • EPNS VIRTUAL General Meeting: 4 June 2021
  • Central Eurasia workshop: Kazakhstan 14-16 October 2021
  • Launch Young EPNS (YEPNS)
  • EPNS virtual Research Meeting September 2021: plans have started, and more details will be available shortly.
  • EPNS Journal Club: 4th Wednesday every other month
  • Case Discussions: 4th Wednesday every other month
  • Offer EPNS Fellowships and EPNS Visiting Teachers for 2022

Other activities

7th EPNS Research Meeting: Virtual 25-26 November 2021 https://www.epns.info/epns-virtual-research-meeting-2021/

Child Neurology in Infancy Accredited Online Courses https://www.epns.info/child-neurology-in-infancy-online-courses/

EPNS Free Monthly Webinars https://www.epns.info/epns-free-monthly-webinars/

EPNS Free Journal Club https://www.epns.info/epns-journal-club/

EPNS Fellowship 2022: apply https://www.epns.info/epns-fellowship-2022/

14th EPNS Congress: a hybrid event taking place virtually and in Glasgow, UK on 28 April until 2 May 2022.


Preliminary programme: https://epns-congress.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/EPNS22_PreProgramme.pdf

If you are a physician and as part of your practice you see children / young people, consider becoming a member of the EPNS:  https://www.epns.info/become-an-epns-member/new-membership-application/