Neuropenews: How does it feel to be Chair of the “EAN Programme Committee”?
Paul Boon: I feel it as an honour and privilege to be appointed a member of the EAN Board. I am excited to be allowed to play a role in the development of a brand new and ambitious society that is to become the prime forum for neurology and neurologists in Europe. I am very committed to my role as the programme committee chair. I will work with the president, the other board members and members of neurological subspecialty societies to make the EAN congresses, meetings and symposia of very high quality.
Neuropenews: What is your main message to the neuro-community?
Paul Boon: The EAN is providing neurologists with a potentially very strong instrument to enhance the professional and academical quality and status of neurology in Europe. More specifically, the EAN intends to become a preferred provider of high quality information, consensus statements, practice parameters and guidelines and aims at organising a yearly, top quality European general neurology congress. We need our individual and institutional members to work together to make sure that the EAN can actually achieve this high level ambition.
Professor Paul Boon works at the Ghent University Hospital, Department of Neurology, Belgium