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Summer School Neurorehabilitation (SSNR)

Neurorehabilitation best works as team approach. There are, however, only few truly multi-professional educational programmes that present the state-of-the-art across areas of neurorehabilitation (NR) in both a concise and comprehensive way with a clear focus on clinical practice. The educational format “Summer School Neurorehabilitation (SSNR)” closes this gap and is meant to be a clinical practice-oriented teaching and exchange forum for all members of the NR team.

Objectives for a SSNR

  • Provide a comprehensive NR educational programme in a compact format.
  • Give an overview over up-to-date clinical evidence and clinical practice guidelines/recommendations across fields and professions in NR
  • Include all member groups and professions of the NR team
  • Organise the SSNR regionally and use native language (or translation) as inclusion factor
  • Facilitate interaction, exchange and discussion between professions.
  • Facilitate access for all professions by non-profit low fee education.

SSNR 2020 in Greifswald (Germany)

Greifswald will host a fourth biannual SSNR from the 17th.- 20th of June 2020.

With a compact format running from Wednesday to Saturday the SSNR covers various NR topics comprehensively. It comes along with an “update neurorehabilitation” in book format and an e-learning platform for those who have an educational interest without being able to attend this year. Individuals interested can apply for a personal access (without fee) at

For detailed programme information and online registration see

SSNR 2020 for the Nordic European countries

From 2. – 4. September 2020, the Nordisk SSNR will also be held again for the 3rd time. It has a similar structure and attracts NR professionals from Norway, Sweden, and Denmark (for more information see ).


This educational project is endorsed by EAN, European Federation for Neurorehabilitation and World Federation for Neurorehabilitation and has succeeded over the years to establish a highly international useful academic framework, enabling local and international specialists to benefit from the expertise of its invited speakers.

Programme coordinators are Professor Natan M. Bornstein, WSO Board of Directors, and Professor Dafin F. Muresanu, President of the European Federation of NeuroRehabilitation Societies (EFNR).

As in the past years, CME credits at the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS-EACCME®) are applied for.

For more information see: 

Invitation to organise a similar SSNR in other regions

The establishment of SSNR in other countries and regions around the globe is highly recommended.  Those with an interest in the topic are welcome to contact the organiser at

Previous Summer Schools

2nd Nordic Summer School for Neurorehabilitation, 19. – 21. September 2018 Falsterbo, Sweden

After a great success in 2016, the Nordic Network for Neurorehabilitation organizes its 2nd SSNR this year. The organizational committee is lead by Dr. Iris Brunner, other members are Drs. Merete Stubkjær Christensen, Elisabeth Staun and Birgitte Dahl. The Nordic SSNR comprises a broad range of topics including patient involvement, knowledge transfer, visual and perceptual disorders.

The next SSNR in Greifswald will be held from 17th to 20th of June 2020.

Those interested in organizing a regional summer school NR elsewhere are encouraged to do so and may contact Prof. Dr. Thomas Platz, Head of Educational Committee at or Prof. Dr. Iris Charlotte Brunner, PhD, PT from the Hammel Neurocenter, University of Aarhus, DK at for further information.




According to tradition, the 2018 edition of the International Summer School of Neurology was held on the Black Sea coast, Eforie Nord, Romania.

This event is organized by the Foundation of the Society for the Study of Neuroprotection (FSSNN) and Neuroplasticity, a scientific organization focusing on educational programs, basic and clinical research.

FSSNN has been actively involved in post-graduate educational projects with the aim of creating bridges between the academic community, researchers, and practitioners for more than 12 years.

The addressability of this projects aim towards young neurologists all over the world. The International Summer School continues its tradition of convening classes that cover a changing landscape of developments in the neurological sciences. The School is supported by a long list of academic / clinical organizations, including Tel Aviv University, "IuIiu Haţieganu" University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, Uppsala University, Sweden, Romanian Society of Neurology, Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Danube University Krems Austria, RoNeuro Institute for Neurological Research and Diagnostic, Foundation for the Study of Nanoneurosciences and Neuroregeneration, European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies, World Federation for NeuroRehabilitation and is endorsed by the European Academy of Neurology (EAN).

The International Summer School’s mission is to provide a platform where a select class of young neurologists-in-training can interact with a faculty internationally recognized for their expertise in both basic and clinical neurosciences. 

More than 150 young neurologists and clinicians from Europe, Asia and Middle-East were engaged in this 4-day course, where 26 international speakers (clinicians and neuroscientists in the field) presented updates from their fields. The educational program included topics of interest in stroke, neurorehabilitation, peripheral neuropathies, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease. As always, the event provided the opportunity for young specialists to interact with experts around the world in an informal and warm environment.

Among the high profile speakers, we mention David Good (President-Elect of the WFNR), Dafin F. Muresanu (President of the EFNR), Natan Bornstein (Vice-President of WSO), Valeria Caso (President of ESO), Bogdan Popescu (President of the Romanian Society of Neurology), Ovidiu Bajenaru (Past-President of the Romanian Society of Neurology) and Wolfgang Grisold (Secretary General of WFN).

During the four days of this teaching course, a wide range of topics were discussed, such as anticorrelated processes in neurobiology – possible consequences for neurorehabilitation strategies, predicting clinical outcomes after stroke, the concept of high quality, non-interventional comparative effectiveness in neurorehabilitation – new pathways within the framework of evidence-based medicine, secondary stroke prevention, management of symptomatic carotid stenosis, from neurobiology to evidence-based medicine concepts in neurorehabilitation after stroke, challenges and opportunities in stroke recovery, genetic leucodystrophies as a model of oligodendrocyte dysfunction, transient loss of consciousness, vascular cognitive impairment, immunopathological considerations in relation to disease modifying therapies (DMT) in multiple sclerosis, updates on advanced Parkinson disease treatment, characteristics and predictive biomarkers of drug resistant epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy diagnostics, mild cognitive impairment, dysautonomia in Parkinson’s disease, management of advanced Parkinson’s disease, brain and non-brain stimulation therapy for neurological disorders, key elements of stroke care, microbiota, enteric nervous system and neurodegenerative diseases.

For a full list of speakers, please see the program on the website by following this link

Besides this educational programme,  SSNN is also organizing the European Teaching Course on Neurorehabilitation as well as other national and educational programmes such as the  Movement disorders teaching course endorsed by MDS and an international neuroscience module in the PhD School of University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Cluj-Napoca”, Romania.