The overarching theme for the Lisbon congress will be ‘Neurogenetics’. Diagnosis and treatment are increasingly using genetic methods and one purpose of the congress is to highlight clinically useful aspects of genetic medicine in Neurology. But as always, progress in all fields of neurology will be presented and participants will be updated about recent developments and news in clinical neurology. The selection of the educational programme is meanwhile organised within a newly adapted 5-year EAN educational curriculum. This curriculum is covering all important aspects a neurologist should learn and update in this period.