The Hungarian Society of Neurology and Psychiatry is honoured to invite you to the 15th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies that will be held in Budapest, Hungary from September 10-13, 2011.
Budapest is a beautiful capital city along the sides of the river Danube. The banks of the Danube along with the Buda Castle, Heroes’ Square and Andrássy Avenue are part of the World Heritage. Budapest is also a city of spas: it abounds in thermal springs with healing qualities upon which numerous spas and thermal baths have been built; some of them dating back to the Turkish period, representing outstanding examples of architecture.
After the scientific sessions you may explore the Fisherman’s Bastion, from where opens out a panoramic view of the whole city, the seven-hundred year-old Matthias Church, Saint Stephen’s Basilica or hidden gems like the Cave Church in Gellért Hill.
Other sites include the green parks of Margit Island and the City Park as well as a multitude of museums: the Museum of Fine Arts, the Hungarian National Museum and the Hungarian National Gallery, where you can get acquainted with Hungarian fine arts. Major cultural venues of recent years are the Palace of Arts and the new National Theatre.
You may enjoy Hungarian food and wine in fine restaurants or continue conversations in the famous cafés that once were the favourite gathering places of our poets and writers.
Within easy reach of Budapest is Szentendre with the Skanzen, where you can get to know the typical buildings and folk art of the different Hungarian regions and Visegrád in the Danube bend, a town famous for the remains of the summer palace of King Matthias Corvinus.
The Hungarian Society of Neurology and Psychiatry, founded in 1895, is a society with 600 members. The conference is also an occasion to remember those Hungarian (neuro)scientists who made timeless achievements in our scientific heritage, including Nobel Prize winners Róbert Bárány (physiology and pathology of the vestibular apparatus of the ear), Albert Szent-Györgyi (discovery of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and the components and reactions of the citric acid cycle) and György Békésy (function of the cochlea). In the field of neurology and neuropathology József Baló, who described concentric sclerosis, Károly Schaffer, who described the axon-collaterals of hippocampal pyramidal cells named after him (Schaffer’s collateral), Dezső Miskolczy (close co-worker of Cajal), Kálmán Sántha, István Környey among many others.
On behalf of Hungarian neurology we look forward to meeting you at the 15th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies in Budapest. Our aim is to make this a memorable event both socially and scientifically.
Chairperson of the Local Arrangements Committee
Vice-Chairperson of the Congress Programme Committee