Warsaw to host the 17th European Congress on Clinical Neurophysiology (ECCN) in 2019!

Warsaw won the right to organize yet another big medical congress. In 2019, some 700 scientists and researchers from all over Europe will come to the Polish capital to discuss the newest trends and achievements in clinical neurophysiology.

The 4-day ECCN is organized every 2-4 years. So far, it has never taken place in Poland. In 2011, it was organized in Rome, in 2015 – in Brno, and from 30th August to 2nd September 2017 – in Budapest. During this year’s event, after getting acquainted with our bid, the General Assembly of the delegates decided to hold the next congress scheduled for 2019 in the Polish capital. The main theme of ECCN 2019 will be “Shaping the presence and the future of Clinical Neurophysiology”. The event will be hosted by the Polish Association of Clinical Neurophysiology (PTNK), and professionally organized by Barceló Congresos, a PCO which successfully organized the ECCN in 2002 in Barcelona.

The Scientific Committee will enjoy the contributions from the representatives of the European Chapter of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology led by Prof. Walter Paulus from the Medical University of Göttingen. He has supported the idea to organize the congress in Poland from the very beginning.

The competition bid was prepared by Barceló Congresos and presented during the congress in Budapest by a Polish delegation composed of Anna Pokryszko-Dragan, PhD (PTNK), Anna Górska (EXPO XXI Warsaw), and Paweł Rozen (Warsaw Convention Bureau). Prof. Maria Ejma, the President of PTNK, commented on the Warsaw’s selection by the General Assembly: “I am very happy and I am convinced that the commitment of PTNK members, strong support from the municipal authorities, and assistance from a PCO in organizing the event warrant a true success of this initiative.”

Anna Górska, who had launched the efforts to organize this congress in Poland two years earlier, is proud of this success and hopes for a fruitful cooperation between the scientists, Warsaw’s businesses, and local authorities, which has enabled the capital to land yet another important international event.