Dear Colleagues,

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to the 16th European Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology (ECCN2017), and to Budapest, one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

The Conference features highly respected speakers who will share and discuss significant new developments that will have impact on the future of Clinical Neurophysiology. With attendees and experts from more than 40 countries around the world, the Congress will provide an ideal forum not only for the presentation of new science, but also for unique networking opportunities. We encourage you to participate in the discussions and hope the Congress helps in the exchange of information and development of new collaborations.

The program of ECCN2017 with 9 plenary lectures, 27 symposia, 19 teaching courses and hands-on sessions addresses a broad range of topics including epilepsy, sleep, pain, cognition, memory, dementia, ageing, peripheral nervous system, experimental neuroscience, movement disorders, disorders of the cerebellum and brainstem, autonomic symptoms, headache, neuroplasticity, etc.

Budapest is seen as the most vibrant and most exciting city of the region, at the crossroads of different cultures. Do not miss the beautiful panorama on the Danube, the historical churches and monuments, or bracing baths! Budapest, with its various cultural and entertaining programmes, is an ideal place not only for great scientific events, but also for recreation at the end of the summer.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to thank all members of the International Organising Committee, and representatives of the national neurophysiological societies, as well as the staff of the congress office, for their help with the careful planning of ECCN2017 in Budapest. Although, the congress will be over in four short days, it has been more than three years in the making, and it could not have happened without their help.
We welcome you to an inspiring educational and stimulating professional programme.

Prof. Dr. Anita Kamondi
ECCN2017 Budapest
Prof. Dr. Walter Paulus
Prof. Dr. Jonathan Cole