Report From the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

By Nino Gagatishvili, MD

Nino Gogatishvili

Nino Gogatishvili

I was awarded a World Federation of Neurology travel grant, which enabled me to attend the important and interesting First Congress of the European Academy of Neurology, June 20-23, 2015, in Berlin, Germany. I am grateful for the support of World Federation of Neurology.

The well-organized congress offered an interesting scientific program, which included symposia, classroom teaching courses, hands-on courses, special sessions, satellite symposia, focused workshops, interactive sessions and practical courses. As a new congress feature, all posters were presented only as e-posters.

Within the poster area, 12 large screens, 18 mid-size screens and 25 computer stations were available so presenters and participants were able to interact with each other. There were two types of poster sessions: posters with discussions and flash posters.

During the posters with discussions, a chairperson presented and discussed each presentation with the presenter and audience. Each presenter had three minutes of presentation time and approximately two minutes of discussion. My poster presentation with discussion was “Cognitive Outcomes of Children with Fetal Antiepileptic Drug Exposure at the Age of 3-6 years — Preliminary Data” during the Child and Developmental Neurology session [©2015 European Journal of Neurology, 22 (Suppl. 1),120-483.] I enjoyed the great opportunity to receive remarks from my colleagues from Europe about our study.

Nino Gogatishvili, MD, is a pediatric neurologist and a PhD student at the Institute of Neurology and Neuropsychology, Tbilisi, Georgia.