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The NervClub is comprised of clinicians and scientists dedicated to the initiation, development and pursuit of projects in the peripheral nerve field. As such we are a group of handsurgeons, neurosurgeons, plastic surgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropathologists, neurophysiologists and neuroanatomists dedicated to interdisciplinary exchange, both on a personal and scientific basis in an attempt to enlarge our nerve orientated network.

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Nerve Club Meeting 6 - 7 February 2020 (and subsequent Plexus Symposium) in Oldenburg

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Participants of the 13th annual meeting of the NervClub under the direction of Dr. Christian Heinen (with subsequent plexus symposium) in the new youth hostel in Oldenburg

Welcome message from the Secretary

Dear colleagues,

On the 6th and 7th February, the General Assembly and the NervClub meeting took place in Oldenburg. It was an excellently organized event with high-calibre presentations. On behalf of the NervClub, I would like to thank the conference President and first chairman, Christian Heinen, very much for the organization.

At the general meeting, the three new members Prof. Dr. Grisold, PD Dr. Kolbenschlag and Prof. Dr. Schminke received their certificates. In addition, Professor Eric Zager from Philadelphia, USA, was added as a new corresponding member.

This year witnessed the first award of a prize for an outstanding publication. Out of the ten submitted publications, the Advisory Board, chaired by Mrs. Haastert-Talini, selected the work of Dr. Jannis Meents and his team from Aachen entitled "The role ofNav1.7 in human nociceptors: insights from human induced pluripotent stem cell–derived neurons of erythromelal patients"., Dr. Meents presented the publication on behalf of his group during the NervClub conference and received the certificate and prize of 1,000 Euro. I would like to extend particular thanks Mrs. Haastert-Talini who, as chair of the Committee of the “Publication Prize”, organised everything meticulously with the assistance of the members of the Advisory Council; Mr. Mailänder and Mr Schulte-Mattler.

Following the NervClub conference, the 8th Interdisciplinary Plexus Symposium took place with lectures and patient presentations. For the first time, the event was enriched the presence of the self-help groups, as well as numerous physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Mr. Peter Pöschl was elected as the new 1st Chairman 2020/21. He announced that the next annual meeting will take place in Regensburg on the 18th and 19th March, 2021. A symposium is scheduled on the Friday afternoon in honour of Mr. Hans Assmus, founding member and initiator of the NervClub, on the occasion of his 80th birthday.

Gregor Antoniadis
Executive Secretary