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August 2019

Den Jahresbericht 2018 des Klinischen Neurozentrums am UniversitätsSpital Zürich können Sie hier einsehen.

August 2019

Zeit ist Hirn – Erkennen Sie einen Schlaganfall? Trotz stark verbesserter Therapien leiden weiterhin zwei von drei Schlaganfall-Überlebenden unter dauerhaften Einschränkungen. Der Grund: Bis Hilfe alarmiert wird, vergeht zu viel Zeit. Das Gesundheitsmagazin «Puls» des Schweizer Fernsehens SRF1 machte am 19.08.2019 auf der Strasse die Probe aufs Exempel: Können Passanten die Schlaganfall-Zeichen richtig deuten?

August 2019

Lesen Sie das Portrait Die SFCNS – eine vielfältige Föderation, erschienen in der Schweizerischen Ärztezeitung SAEZ vom 31.07.2019 und verfasst von unserem Präsidenten, Prof. Dr. Karl Schaller.

Le portrait SFCNS - une fédération à multiples facettes, publiée dans le Bulletin des Médecins Suisses BMS du 31.07.2019 et écrite par notre président, Pr Dr méd. Karl Schaller.

July 2019

See the now published program of the 5th OHBM Alpine Chapter Symposium. It will take place during our SFCNS Congress 2019, on Friday, October 25, 2019 at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.

Mai 2019

Abstract submission for the SFCNS Congress 2019

The abstract submission has been extended until Sunday 26.05.2019.
All participants are highly encouraged to submit:

The abstract submission is open on the congress website. Specific ePoster will be selected for presentationduring the ePoster Session on Thursday, 24.10.19.

YouCliN Award
Submission YouCliN Award: Accepted abstracts will be selected as oral communication during the YouCliN Award Sessionon Wednesday, 23.10.2019.

YouCliN Video
Accepted abstracts will be selected as video presentation during the YouCliN Video Sessionon Friday, 25.10.2019.

March 2019

Facharztprüfung Neurologie 2019
Die Anmeldung zur Facharztprüfung ist online geöffnet bis zum 31.05.2019. Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung

Examen de spécialiste 2019
Délai d’inscription pour l’examen de spécialiste pour l’obtention du titre de spécialiste en Neurologie: 1 mars 2019 - 31 mai 2019.
Information et inscription

January 2019

The Swiss Society of Neuroradiology SSNR is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2019. The SFCNS congratulates its member on this jubilee.

December 2018

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

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