14th International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery

INES 2024

University Hospital in Erlangen, Germany

19 - 22 September 2024

Reliable neuropathological work-up of epilepsy-associated brain lesions represents an important diagnostic value for the surgical management of patients with drug-resistant focal epilepsy. The international classification of epilepsies recognizes a large spectrum of brain lesions as potential predictors of disease progression and treatment response. The 14th International Summer School for Neuropathology and Epilepsy Surgery is designed to enable participants to better recognize and classify various histopathological substrates of drug-resistant epilepsy. Topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of human focal epilepsies will be presented by internationally renowned faculty. Advanced hands-on histopathology training will be offered in small groups led by distinguished tutors who will review and discuss microscopy slides of selected cases with different staining protocols. Participants will also have the opportunity to present  their own cases for discussion with the entire group.

Course Directors: Ingmar Blümcke and Roland Coras

Application & Registration

Please register in advance as space will be limited to 50 participants. On-site registration is not available.

Applications should include a brief description of your current clinical practice and experience in the field of neuropathology and epilepsy surgery, as well as a short CV. 

Please indicate your level of experience in histopathology: A – experienced, B – beginner, C – non-experienced

Application deadline: 1 April 2024 | Application submission: bluemcke@uk-erlangen.de

Selected participants will be informed no later than 40 workings days from the application deadline and will receive all further instructions regarding payment and full registration.

Registration fees*: €400

This fee covers lunch on Friday and Saturday, beverages during the 4-day course, a welcome reception and social dinner, as well as your personal copy of the INES 2024 booklet. Registration fees exclude accommodation, airfares and other travel to/in/from Erlangen. 

Travel bursaries are available to participants from low or middle income countries. Please contact us for further information.

For more information, please contact the INES 2024 Secretariat: Inga.Borrmann@uk-erlangen.de