Latest Developments of the European Board Examination in Neurology

Dr. Michael Ackerl

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) — European Board of Neurology (EBN) autumn meeting took place in Venice on Oct. 22, 2016. The main topic was the further development of the European Board Examination, which, in the last year, was under the lead of Prof. Jan Kuks of the Netherlands, who managed it very professionally. Nevertheless, new collaborations to improve the examination were, and are, in discussion.

At the Venice meeting, the board members decided unanimously to collaborate with the Swedish company Orzone for the next three years, which already helps many other sections of the UEMS in managing their exams. This guarantees that the principles of our exam stay unchanged (open- and closed-book questions, oral part). There were also negotiations with the Royal College of Physicians in the last year, and these negotiations will be continued for possible further collaborations. The board members also decided to create an examination task force in common with EAN and have a more intensive collaboration with EAN in training issues.

The next examination will take place in Amsterdam on June 23, during the EAN congress. Candidates from all over the world are welcome. Do not hesitate to contact us through our website.

Dr. Michael Ackerl is the Austrian delegate of the EBN.