In January 2015, the French Society of Neurology organised a meeting in Paris where 6 speakers of the DGN were invited, together with the newly elected President of the European Academy of Neurology, Pr. Günther Deuschl. This was the first step of a direct collaboration between the 2 societies, and on September 23rd, 6 speakers from the SFN were invited at the DGN meeting in Mannheim.
We had the honour to chair this symposium. Jean-Yves Delattre (Paris), President of the SFN, gave a talk on oligodendrogliomas. He was introduced by Michael Platten (Heidelberg). Solène Moulin (Lille), introduced by Ralf Kollmar, made an update on the relationship between intracerebral haemorrhage and cognitive decline. R. Linker (Erlangen) introduced the talk of Gilles Edan (President elect of the SFN) on the current conception of the therapeutic strategies available in multiple sclerosis. Claudia Sommer (Würzburg) introduced the talk of Adoni Echaniz-Laguna on distal hereditary motor neuropathies. Martin Grond (Siegen), Past president of the DGN introduced the talk of Didier Leys (Lille), Past president of the SFN, on the results of the OPHELIE study, that evaluated the neurotoxicity of rt-PA. Finally, J Volkmann
(Würzburg) introduced the talk of Jean-Philippe Azulay (Marseilles) on the effects of the subthalamic stimulation on motivated behaviours in Parkinson’s disease.
This symposium was of very high quality. Each speaker tried to show how the results of highly specialised research can be of interest for other subspecialties of neurology.
This experience has been very positive and both societies have now the project to invite another European Society at their annual meeting.
Didier LEYS, past president of the Société Française de Neurologie (SFN)
Martin GROND, past president of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurologie (DGN)
Legend of the photo:
From left to right Günther Deuschl (Kiel), Martin Grond (Siegen), Adoni Echaniz-Laguna (Strasbourg), Solène Moulin (Lille), Jean-Philippe Azulay (Marseilles), Didier Leys (Lille), Jean-Yves Delattre (Paris), Gilles Edan (Rennes) and Claudia Sommer (Würzburg).