In recognition of our honorary EPNS member and internationally renowned French child neurologist, Professor Jean Aicardi (1926-2015), the EPNS in partnership with MacKeith Press, has established a series of award lectures. The biennial award recognises a respected and admired doctor who has attained major achievements in child neurology. Recipients of the award must practice in Europe using the countries in the WHO European region. The award presentation and lecture take place at the EPNS Congress which is held every two years.
Award Winner 2022
We announce with great pleasure that Professor Marjo van der Knaap (Netherlands) will be presented with the prestigious 3rd Aicardi Award at the 14th EPNS Congress in Glasgow in 2022.
A world leading expert on white matter disorders and pattern recognition in leukodystrophies Professor van der Knaap through her clinical acumen, attention to detail and generosity of spirit has identified many new diseases, their genetic basis and now their treatments. An inspiring role model who has shown great dedication in training young paediatric neurologists, the EPNS is delighted to congratulate Professor van der Knaap. The award presentation and lecture will take place at the EPNS Glasgow Congress Opening Session on Thursday 28 April 2022, 19:00-20:15 h, and promises to be a highlight of the congress.
Awards during the Congress
During the Congress three prizes will be awarded: Outstanding abstract, Best ePoster, Best Oral Presentation.
The Outstanding Abstract Award will be presented during the Opening Ceremony on Thursday, 28 April 2022. The Best ePoster and Best Oral Presentation Awards will be presented during the Closing Ceremony on Monday, 2 May 2022.
The three winners will be awarded with a free registration for the 15th EPNS Congress in Prague, Czech Republic.
Eligibility criteria to apply for the Outstanding abstract award
In order to apply for the Outstanding abstract award,
submitters have to be an EPNS trainee member and paid the current year EPNS subscription fee,
the abstract must report original research not previously published
and the submitter must have ‘ticked the box’ in the abstract submission tool, section Attributes.
Special Award of Mac Keith Press & EPNS
Mac Keith Press is proud to work with the European Paediatric Society and to co-sponsor the best abstract awards. We are delighted to be able to provide three winners with full access to our EACCME accredited course programme – Principles of Child Neurology in Infancy, and Clinical Practice of Child Neurology in Infancy. The winners will have access to both courses for the full 12 months and shall receive their accreditation points and certificates upon completion.
Mac Keith Press aims to improve the care of children with neurodevelopmental disability by extending the knowledge and understanding of developmental medicine and paediatric neurology. We publish the field-leading journal, Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, books, and courses in related subject areas.