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December 2018

Franco Regli Foundation for Research in the Field of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Award Ceremony 2018
Wednesday, December 5, 2018, CHUV Lausanne

November 2018

Frau Dr. med. Daniela Wiest, amtierende Präsidentin der Schweizerischen Neurologischen Gesellschaft SNG, wurde gestern in den Vorstand des Schweizerischen Instituts für ärztliche Weiter- und Fortbildung (SIWF) gewählt.
Der Vorstand der SNG freut sich sehr über diese Vertretung der Neurologie und der klinischen Neurowissenschaften in diesem obersten Gremium der ärztlichen Weiter- und Fortbildung in der Schweiz. Herzliche Gratulation!

November 2018

SIWF Plenarversammlung
Die Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Neuroradiologie SGNR wurde neu vom Schweizerischen Institut für ärztliche Weiter- und Fortbildung SIWF der FMH als ständiger Gast für die Plenarversammlungen des SIWF aufgenommen.

October 2018

Three awards for epilepsy research open to bidding
The Swiss League Against Epilepsy is helping to increase knowledge about epilepsy with its annual research grant of CHF 25,000. This year, applications are invited for two further awards: the Alfred Hauptmann Award totals EUR 10,000 and the Prize for Best Dissertation in the field of epileptology is also on offer. The application deadline for all awards is 31 December 2018.
Click here to read more.


July 2018

National MD-PhD-program: 10 scholarships for physicians interested in research

Several clinical neuroscientists received one of the scholarships.
Click here to read more.


July 2018

Read the article "The Swiss Federation of Clinical Neuro-Societies and Young Clinical Neuroscientists Network" published in Lancet Neurology, Vol. 17, July 2018.


June 2018

Read the new SFCNS President's Letter by our president, Prof. Dr. Karl Schaller.


June 2018

Ehrenmünze zur Würdigung von Professor Antonios Valavanis. Artikel in der Schweizerischen Ärztezeitung vom 20. Juni 2018.


June 2018

Den Jahresbericht 2017 des Klinischen Neurozentrums am UniversitätsSpital Zürich können Sie hier einsehen.


June 2018

Movement Disorder Research Grant by the Jacques and Gloria Gossweiler Foundation
The grant will be offered to support a research program in an internationally acknowledged institution working in the field of non-pharmaceutical treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and other Movement Disorders.
Initially the grant is for a 2 year period with a possible extension up to a maximum of 4 years. The grant includes the salary for a fellow at a postdoctoral level as well as equipment, if needed.
Application deadline: 01. October 2018
Neurology Scientific Advisory Board to the JGGF:  Prof. Dr. med. Jean-Marc Burgunder, Bern, Switzerland


March 2018

MigraKet study - research participants wanted!



March 2018

Fragile Suisse

Von Gehirn und Gleichstellung - wir trotzen der Frühjahrsmüdigkeit!


December 2017

We would like to draw your attention to the article (German | French) published in the SAEZ/BMS about the history, the development and the importance of Neuroradiology. 

October 2017

Read the article "Fulminanter Nutzenzuwachs in der Neurologie" that has been published in the SAEZ/BMS here


June 2017

The SFCNS is deeply saddened to hear the passing of Dr. Andrea Poretti and Dr. Isabelle Rapin.


Dr. Poretti was an associate professor of radiology and radiological science at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He will be remembered as a brilliant physician-scientist in the field of pediatric neurology and neuroimaging. Poretti published more than 100 scientific papers and gave more than 150 invited lectures internationally. He mentored numerous promising young colleagues, was known for his encyclopedic knowledge and commitment to excellence. He will be sadly missed.

Dr. Rapin was a professor emerita in both the Saul R. Korey Department of Neurology and the Department of Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Considered by many the doyenne of autism, Dr. Rapin has spent decades studying the disability – she was described by fellows being "a leading authority on autism". Dr Rapin's knowledge was exceeded only by her collaborative spirit and her unfailing willingness to engage younger colleagues in conversation who sought her wise counsel at any number of national and international meetings. She will be sadly missed. 


June 2017

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

the International Society for Intraoperative Neurophysiology (ISIN) is holding its biannual scientific congress in Seoul, Korea this fall. The event begins with the Educational Course from 30.10. to 1.11. 2017, to be followed by the 6th Scientific Congress from 2.11.-4.11.2017. The abstract submission platform is open and I would like to invite all those interested in intraoperative monitoring to submit their work. Please visit the congress website for further information:, or check the ISIN website

We are expecting an exciting scientific program consisting of new scientific contributions from submitted work, and invited lectures from outstanding experts in the field, led by pioneering Spinal Cord Injury researcher Wise Young, the Founding Director, W. M. Keck Center for Collaborative Neuroscience at Rutgers University.

I look forward to seeing many of you in Seoul this autumn.


Karl F. Kothbauer, M. D., Chair, Scientific Committee


May 2017

Den Jahresbericht 2016 des Klinischen Neurozentrums USZ können Sie hier einsehen.


May 2017

Medienmitteilung "Menschen mit Hirnverletzung"


March 2017

Brainweek 2017