The European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees in 2013: striking a blow for European junior neurologists

Authors

  • A. Macerollo,

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    1. Department of Neuroscience and Sense Organs, Aldo Moro University of Bari, Bari, Italy
    2. Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
    • Correspondence: A. Macerollo, Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK (tel.: +44 77 7681 3575, +39 32 0842 2554; fax: +44 2034488604; e-mail: antonella.mac@hotmail.com).

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  • E. T. Varga,

    1. Department of Neurology, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
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  • O. Györfi,

    1. Second Clinic of Neurology, Mures County Emergency Hospital, Targu-Mures, Romania
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  • X. Kobeleva,

    1. Department of Neurology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, Germany
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  • R. W. Paterson,

    1. Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, The National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Institute of Neurology, University College London, London, UK
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  • J. Sellner

    1. Department of Neurology, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, München, Germany
    2. Department of Neurology, Christian-Doppler-Klinik, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg, Austria
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Abstract

Background and purpose

The main objective of the European Association of Young Neurologists and Trainees (EAYNT), an independent Brussels-based association of junior neurologists, is to represent and promote the interests of European junior neurologists.

Methods and results

A wide variety of projects and activities are ongoing, carried out by members of the organization in close collaboration with major European and National Neurology bodies. Most recently, we surveyed European junior neurologists about their views on the European Board of Neurology Examination, the status of e-learning in postgraduate neurology training and migration patterns of young neurologists.

Conclusions

The aim of this paper is to outline the current and future activities of the EAYNT. We run a series of lectures (‘EAYNT special sessions’) at the major European conferences and disseminate information to young neurologists at the EAYNT booth. We provide information about travel grants, fellowships as well as sharing personal experiences of working abroad. EAYNT members have the opportunity to sit on the scientific subcommittees of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS) and European Neurological Society (ENS), to chair poster sessions and review abstracts. Furthermore, we continue to provide a forum for young neurologists from all over Europe to network and socialize by means of get-together events and hospital visits.

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