Dr. Elena Moro, a young neurologist with multi-national and multi-continental training and experience, will be the new EDITOR-IN-CHIEF of Neuropenews. With the help and enthusiasm of Dr. Tim von Oertzen, the web-Editor, they will shortly propose a brand new web journal of our Academy, to the European Neurology community.
I have had the honour and pleasure of being the Editor-in-Chief of the previous EFNS Newsletters, moving them into the web format and trying to develop more interactive communications within the neurological community. To have been in charge of this enterprise for many years has been an honour. However, allow me to underline the pleasure I also had working on Neuropenews with old friends from the Neurological world, including, David, Josè and Christian, and also with the exquisite and highly professional Ladies from the Wien Headquarters, Anja Sander and Julia Mayer.
With the appointment of Elena Moro, I now have new, and profound gratifying pleasures: She is a Young Neurologist, and I have always favoured the younger generations. She is a Woman Neurologists, and I have always favoured women. She is an Italian Neurologist, with her neurological residency in Rome, but with strong roots in the beautiful Italian North-East. She is an Italian Neurologist who, as many other young Italian neurologists, has had to move abroad to obtain an Academic career. Dr Elena Moro had 10 years of experience in Toronto, Canada, and since 2012 she is Professor of Neurology in Grenoble, France.
With our best compliments to her we say: Welcome on board, Elena!!!
And, as I have always done previously when introducing Neurological Personalities to our Neuropenews readers, allow me to ask Elena, a few questions in order to illustrate her proposed programmes to our readers.
Gian Luigi Lenzi (GLL): How are you planning to continue to increase the user-friendly attitude of our news-blog?
Elena Moro (EM): Thank you very much, Gian Luigi, for this very warm welcome and the outstanding work that you and your team has done since the beginning of Neuropenews. I have big shoes to fit! Concerning your question, definitely YES, Neuropenews will keep and implement its structure of a flexible, user-friendly and attractive tool. At the same time we will keep the EAN blog as a specific and different EAN entity but really complementary to the EAN website. Tim von Oertzen and I are determined to work very hard together to achieve this goal.
GLL: How are you planning to develop a network that will attract the Young Neurologists?
EM: Absolutely! One of my first objectives as a new Editor is to develop a Young Neurologist Network inside the blog. The main objective would be to attract the youngest generations of neurologists to meet, share, grow, disseminate enthusiasm and curiosity, investigate, collaborate, learn and teach using the EAN newsletter tool.
GLL: The Movement Disorders Societies make large use of videos. Are you also planning on introducing videos in the EAN news-blog?
EM: Tim Von Oertzen and I are certainly planning to have this possibility. We are studying the best way to optimize this wonderful and powerful educational tool between the EAN website and Neuropenews.
GLL: Are you planning to increase contacts with the neurology-related specialities, such as psychiatry, internal medicine, neurosurgery, neuro-pediatrics, and so on ?
EM: Neurologists are often taking care of patients and doing research with a multidisciplinary approach. Adding to Neuropenews a neurology-related specialties corner/network will give neurologist the opportunity to share knowledge and communicate with psychiatry, internal medicine, neurosurgery, neuropediatrics, physiatrists, and neuroradiology colleagues.
Within the next months we are going to implement Neuropenews with other new features, such as the Paper of the month, the Case of the month, the Country of the month, and other new exciting novelties!
You will become addicted to Neuropenews, guys!