EAN has come a long way since the merge of EFNS and ENS and has since reorganised its Scientific Panels.
There are currently 31 of them and their role is to co-ordinate clinical research at a European level; disseminate good neurological practice throughout European countries; assist the Programme Committee in organising congresses (submit topic proposals); assist the EAN in training neurologists and in supporting continuing medical education; and last but not least produce European guidelines.
EAN Scientific Committee together with the Board place a great importance on the Panels and are in favour of their potential expansion. For this purpose, a procedure for proposing a new scientific panel has been recently established. Those who are interested in forming a new EAN Scientific Panel may put forward their proposal to the EAN Scientific Committee for consideration.
The new Scientific Panel can be proposed by Fellows of EAN, full & corresponding individual members & European national neurological societies. At the same time, several preconditions need to be considered when applying, and these are as follows:
- Applications must be made using a completed form.
- Applicants must inform on scientific interest of the new panel, describe potential international cooperation & cooperation with patients’ organisations, introduce aim and a strategic plan and finally provide a supportive literature.
- Each Application must be supported by at least 10 Individual EAN members (full or corresponding) and/or Fellows of EAN, who together are from at least 5 different countries, or 5 European national neurological societies.
Completed Applications will be evaluated by the Scientific Committee Members and if approved announced in EANpages.
More information as well as the application form can be found on the EAN Website, here: https://www.ean.org/Scientific-Panel-Proposal.3553.0.html.