Giving and utilising new impetuses
Our main goal is to treat our patients with optimal concepts that are always up to date with medical knowledge. That is why we constantly develop new innovative treatment concepts, which we accompany scientifically.
Numerous doctoral theses and publications
We regularly present the result of our scientific studies at national and international conventions as well as in our own doctoral theses, master's theses and post-doctoral theses. Not only medical students and our consultants, but also our therapists, especially sports scientists, are taking up the challenge to enhance their qualifications through scientific work.
High-end medicine at highest level.
The renowned trade journal BRAIN published the results of a groundbreaking epilepsy study led by professor Martin Staudt from Vogtareuth.
Research facility of the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (PMU)
The research institute at the Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (led by professor Dr. Gerhard Kluger) and founded in 2014 is a cooperation of the Hospital for Neuropaediatrics and Neurological Rehabilitation, the Epilepsy Centre for Children and Adolescents, Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth and the University Clinic for Children and Adolescent Medicine, Salzburg.
Research focuses on comprehensive long-term treatment concepts of children and adolescents with severe congenital and acquired diseases of the nervous system. In addition to new damage, these include many rare, sometimes aetiologic disease cases that are yet unclear or have only genetically associated in recent years ("orphan diseases"). With these diseases, there is a lack of studies on the long-term prognosis and quality of life of patients and their families, especially for treatment concepts until the transition to adulthood.
International collaborations involving both basic research and self-help organisations are necessary to explore the cause, pathophysiology and medical care of rare diseases, often associated with shortened life expectancies, and to develop better comprehensive long-term treatment concepts.
Support foundation Silberstreifen e.V.
The idea to found a support foundation goes back to the former chief physician of the neuropaediatric department of Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth, Dr. Michael Laub. He had occasionally received smaller amounts of money from parents, which he then passed on to families in particular need. His thinking was, "if you started an association that would be entitled to issue donation receipts, we might get donations more often and could help more families". The idea was to provide financial support, for example for buying diapers, romper suits or similar.
With the mourning of the sudden death of Dr. Laub in May 1997, the thought of a foundation initially fell to the wayside. This idea was first taken up again by his former team in late 1998/early 1999. In June 1999, the non-profit organisation “Silberstreifen” [Silver Lining], a foundation to support and promote neurologically ill children, was founded by parents of ill children, employees of the department and the new chief physician, Dr. Hans Holthausen. According to statutes, we support all children with neurological illnesses, but the focus is on children who are cared for in the Department for Neuropaediatrics of Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth.
The Hospital for Neuropaediatrics and Neurological Rehabilitation, Epilepsy Centre for Children and Adolescents of Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth is one of the largest international neurological hospitals for children today. The area of work includes the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the brain, the spinal cord, the peripheral nerves and musculature – from infancy to young adulthood.
Cooperation with the medical faculty of the University of Tübingen
This cooperation forms the basis for the establishment of a foundation professorship and scientific cooperation between the medical faculty of the University of Tübingen and Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth in the field of neuropaediatrics and neurological rehabilitation.
In the Department of Neuropaediatrics and Neurological Rehabilitation, Epilepsy Centre for Children and Adolescents at Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth, the specialised field of paediatric epilepsy surgery, including the necessary pre-surgical non-invasive and invasive diagnosis, has now been firmly established for 15 years. It focuses on the in-patient rehabilitation of neurologically ill children and children who have been victims of accidents in Southern Germany.
The study of the neuroplasticity of the children's brain is a focus that has been significantly shaped by the chief physician of neuropaediatrics, professor Dr. Martin Staudt.
Cooperation with the medical faculty of the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU)
This cooperation forms the basis for the establishment of a bridge professorship and scientific cooperation between the LMU and Schoen Clinic Vogtareuth in the field of neuropaediatrics and neurological rehabilitation.
Professor Dr. Steffen Berweck is assuming the following tasks as the bridge professor with the focus in paediatric neurorehabilitation: Establishment of a research focus for children and adolescents who require early rehabilitation due to an accident or other serious neurological disorder; Assessment and evaluation of neurological impairments and prospective assessment of consequences for children and families; Participation in the research focuses of the Department of Paediatric Neurology and Social Paediatrics at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital of the LMU, in particular in the field of movement disorders and interventional neuropaediatrics.