European Board of Neurology Examination in Berlin in 2015

UEMS-EBN-logoThe European Board Examination in Neurology is a joint development of the UEMS Section of Neurology and the European Academy of Neurology. It is considered to be a tool for the assessment of European neurological education and to boost its European standards.

It is supervised by the examination committee of the UEMS/EBN and also observed by the EAN representing the European neurological scientific societies and the World Federation of Neurology.

The exam was held in 2009 for the first time, and since then 130 candidates have passed the exam. Beginning in 2015, the title “Fellow of the European Board of Neurology” will be conferred to European and non-European candidates.

The next UEMS/EBN examination will be organized one day prior to the 1st Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) on Friday, June 19, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. (

UEMS-EBN-Exam-Istanbul-2014The European Board Examination in Neurology is a substantial step forward in the further harmonization and in the raising of the standards in European neurology. The cooperation with the scientific neurological societies is an important scientific input and a guarantee of continuous updates of the current knowledge of a European neurologist.

The European Examination in Neurology is a proof of excellence: Taking the examination shows the candidate’s commitment to lifelong learning. Even without legal recognition, this is known and recognized within the profession throughout Europe and the rest of the world, thus encouraging the mobility of specialists in neurology and giving an additional distinguishing mark to the individual candidate.

The deadline for application is the May 1, 2015. (

There is a reduced fee for candidates from low- and lower-middle income countries (see and for those who follow the early-bird registration procedure.

The examination consists of the following parts:

  • 80 MCQs (multiple choice questions)
  • 50 EMQs (extended matching question)
  • A short essay on a neurology-related public health or ethics-related topic to be orally discussed with the examiners.
  • A critical appraisal of a neurological topic to be discussed with the examiners.

Results of these four parts of the examination will be combined to one final mark.

We are happy to note that the number of participants taking the European Board Exam in Neurology is increasing year by year, and we aim to develop an exam that will be taken by all neurology trainees, particularly those who wish to extend their experience beyond the borders of their own country.

Any questions and comments can be sent to

Professor Dr. Jan Kuks: Chair of the examination committee:

Professor Dr. Wolfgang Grisold: UEMS/EBN past chair of the examination committee

Dr Walter Struhal: WFN website and social media,

CONTACT address:

Mag.Gabrielle Lohner:

Section of Neurology –European Board of Neurology
c/o Vienna Medical Academy
Alser Strasse 4, 1090 Vienna
T (+43 1) 405 13 83 – 32
F (+43 1) 407 82 74