Regional Teaching Courses    

Another fruitful project has been launched also in 2000 with the break of the millenium: Regional teaching courses (RTC). Aware of the fact, that some colleagues have had little opportunity to attend our annual congresses, we decided to bring our faculty to some East-European cities. The first one came true in Targu Mures in Romania. Laszlo Csiba took iniciative, together with the local organizer Ian Pascu. The faculty convened in Debrecen, Hungary and a small private airplane for 18 passengers took us from a military airfield to Targu Mures. You can see the participants on the attached photo. Many other regional courses followed. The first couple of courses were organized by our participants of the first EFNS Academy in 2000. The spirit of enthusiasm gave perfect triggers to Vitalie Lisnic, Yuri Alexeenko, Alexander Tsiskaridze and Alexander Sergeev to make very successful courses in their respective cities of Kisinau (2x), Vitebsk (2x), Tbilisi and Petrozavodsk. Our EFNS Management committee, presided that time by Jes Olesen, decided to support each of these courses by 20.000.- Euro. Attendees, usually around 150 - 300 persons, enjoyed lectures on 3 different neurological diseases in each course. The choice of topics was driven by local demands.

By Pavel Kalvach