The networking event during the 1st Congress of the European Academy of Neurology took place on Monday, June 22nd, 2015 at the Orangery of Charlottenburg Palace (Schloss Charlottenburg), which is the largest palace in Berlin, and the only surviving royal residence in the city dating back to the time of the Hohenzollern family. It was built at the end of the 17th century and expanded during the 18th century. It includes much exotic internal decoration in baroque and rococo styles. During the Second World War, the palace was badly damaged but has since been reconstructed.
The networking event was attended by many congress participants, members of the EAN Board and Committees, as well as the EAN and Congrex staff. Besides the chance to network with colleagues and friends, this event provided the opportunity to honour several people for their contribution to this congress.
Professor Gian Luigi Lenzi was recognised for his great work as Editor in Chief (2011-2015) of Neuropenews and – being a wine connoisseur – handed a book about famous German winemakers by President Günther Deuschl.
Both EAN Head Office and Congrex were applauded for their outstanding work organising this special first Congress of the EAN. EAN President Günther Deuschl and Chair of the Local Organising Committee Wolfgang Oertel were also complimented for their exceptional work by Raad Shakir, President of the WFN.
And last but not least, Eveline Sipido, Liaison Officer of the EAN, received the “EFNA Lifetime Achievement Award for working with patient associations in Europe“, acknowledging her long time contribution to European patient organisations in the field of neurology.
Many thanks to all of you, who joined us on this very special occasion!
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