Dates

12-13 April 2021: Neuromuscular diseases. Moderator Professor Thomas Sejersen
14-15 April 2021: Neonatal Neurology. Moderator Professor Leena Haataja

Venue

Hotel Jūrmala Spa

Jomas iela 47/49, Jūrmala, LV-2015

Terms

  • Participants must be EPNS members who have paid their current year annual subscription fee. If not an EPNS member, interested parties are welcome to visit https://www.epns.info/ or email [email protected] for more information.
  • This is a popular event with a limited number of participants. Registrations will be accepted on a strictly first come, first served basis
  • Prior to opening the registration for public, a private invitation to register for 2021 course will be sent to Alicante course participants
  • Certificates will be awarded for the best participant case presentations.
  • EACCME® accreditation will be applied for.
  • The official language of the training course is English.

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) situation


The EPNS and local team in Latvia place a high priority on the safety and well-being of all participants. It is impossible at this stage to predict how the situation around COVID-19 might evolve and we are monitoring closely. Please continue to adhere to guidance from your own government and employer in relation to travel and training course attendance. At this present time, the EPNS recommends that you DO NOT make any travel arrangements for the Latvia 2021 training course. The EPNS will have no obligation to meet the costs of any pre-booked accommodation or travel in the event the training course does not take place in Latvia. Updates will be announced here when further information is known or if you have further questions, please email [email protected]

How Do I Get To and From Riga Airport?

Riga Airport is approximately 13 kilometres from the centre of Riga and approximately 20 kilometres from the resort city of Jūrmala.
At the exit of the arrivals terminal, you can grab one of the Baltic Taxi or Red Cab taxies. The trip to Jurmala takes approximately 20 minutes (~25 EUR – one way). Available are also minibuses with 8 seats and the price is ~ 30 EUR one way.

Via the online registration system you will be able to pre-book a transfer, and the driver will meet you at the airport arrivals hall with a name-tag.

By public transportation

There are 2 options using the public transportation from the airport

1. Bus transportation not via Central bus station (faster). By clicking here you will Google Earth instruction

2. Bus transportation via Central bus or train station (takes longer). By clicking here you will Google Earth instruction

And here below google maps instruction for getting to Jūrmala from the airport by bus not via Central bus station


If arriving by train, you may either use train or bus to go to Jūrmala

WIFI

Latvia is Wifi paradise. It has the world’s fourth fastest internet connections, and with over 800 free connection points in Riga, you don’t even need to pay for it. Latvia also holds the world record for the longest ever phone conversation, a 54 hour 4 minute marathon in 2012.

Other interesting facts about Latvia

Visas

Citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Brazil and other countries do not need a visa to visit Latvia. Visa-free travellers may stay in Latvia for up to 90 days within a period of 180 days.
Citizens of the European Union member states, as well as Norway, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Switzerland do not require a visa to travel to Latvia.
Latvia is part of the Schengen Area. There are no border controls on the internal borders between Schengen countries, therefore citizens of the European Union and third-country nationals are free to travel within the Schengen Area. If you arrive in Latvia by car or bus from Lithuania or Estonia, or if you travel by ferry or plane from the Schengen countries, you will not have to go through border controls.
We highly recommend you to have your passport or other ID on you while travelling in the Schengen Area. If necessary, the document will be the proof of your identity. A driving licence or bankcard is not considered a valid travel or ID document.
More information regarding visas

Local organiser


Latvijas Bērnu neirologu biedrība
[email protected]
Adrese: Vienības gatve 45, Rīga, LV-1004
Reg. nr.: 40008037675

http://www.bernuneirologi.lv/

Secretariat
tel: +371 23272258

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