The 34th Czech and Slovak Neurological Congress was held in Olomouc. After two years of pause, it was one of the largest in terms of the number of participants. The congress was originally planned for 2020, but due to the bad pandemic situation, there were two changes to the deadline. The last was the cancellation of the ČSNS congress in November 2021, less than a week before the event. The event was held for the third time, so the congress was held from March 29 to 31 in hybrid form. The physical part took place in the Clarion Congress Hotel Olomouc, the virtual environment was provided to the participants by the gCon platform.
The three-day program was full of professional and social aspects. Participants addressed the topics of Stroke, Epilepsy, Spinal Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Sleep Disorders, and more. In addition to professional lectures, satellite symposia of partners took place and the first day was devoted to professional training.
The social program took place from the first day when the participants could enjoy the neo-baroque opera performance of the Torso group in addition to the opening ceremony. The next day, a joint meeting of experts was prepared, which took place in the historic premises of the Crown Fortress in Olomouc. The evening also included the launch of Professor Gdovinová’s book – Selected Chapters from Special Neurology.
The Congress was a remarkable success after a long hiatus and exceeded the originally expected turnout. A total of 998 people (of which 169 partners and exhibitors) physically participated and 60 participants participated virtually.
We thank the client, all partners and exhibitors, participants and lecturers, the Clarion Hotel, and the entire GI project team, led by project manager Marcela Rajtorová.