The Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium (INC) presents:

2021 EAN/PNS Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of CIDP
an open access webinar sponsored by the Peripheral Nerve Society
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 
08.00 PDT • 10.00 CDT • 11.00 EDT • 16.00 BST • 17.00 CEST • 12.00 (28 Oct.) JST • 02.00 (28 Oct.) AEDT

This new EAN/PNS CIDP guideline is a long awaited revision of the 2010 EFNS/PNS CIDP guideline. CIDP is a container term for a number of heterogeneous neuropathies, including typical CIDP and CIDP variants. Misdiagnosis is common and mainly occurs in CIDP variants. Therefore, redefining and refining clinical and electrodiagnostic criteria for CIDP variants is a top priority and will be discussed. How possible CIDP or CIDP can be diagnosed based on the strength of the electrodiagnostic evidence supportive of demyelination and upon fulfilment of supportive criteria (imaging, CSF, response to treatment or nerve biopsy) will be discussed. In the diagnostic strategy, much attention is paid to differential diagnosis. Treatment is recommended only if there is disability and impairment and if there is active disease. Recommendations for induction and maintenance treatment will be presented.


Peter Van den Bergh, MD, PhD, FEAN, FAAN, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Brussels, Belgium
Peter Van den Bergh is Full Professor of Neurology (emeritus) at the University of Louvain, Brussels, Belgium. Fascinated by neuromuscular diseases, he obtained a grant from the ALS Foundation USA to do research on ALS and muscle pathology at USC Good Samaritan Hospital in Los Angeles and at Tufts New England Medical Center in Boston. He is certified by the Board of the AANEM. In 1999, he creates the UCL Saint-Luc Neuromuscular Reference Center and received the Center of Excellence label from the GBS/CIDP Foundation International. He is a member of Euro-NMD and co-chairs the Euro-NMD neurophysiology group. His main areas of research are inflammatory neuropathies, electrodiagnosis and functional assessment scales in neuromuscular patients. He is the author of more than 185 peer-reviewed publications. He is immediate past-chair of the Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium (INC).



Richard Lewis, MD
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA, USA


Pieter van Doorn, MD, PhD
Erasmus MC University Medical Center
Rotterdam, Netherlands


Rob Hadden, PhD, FRCP, BM, BCh
King's College Hospital
London, UK


What does my registration include? Full access to the 2021 EAN/PNS CIDP Guideline on Diagnosis and Treatment of CIDP webinar on 27 October 2021. PNS members will have access to the recorded content in the On-Demand Education Center post-event. 

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