The EAN Scientific Committee met on Sunday, March 03, 2019 at the EAN Head Office in Vienna for the first time in its new configuration.
The focus of the Scientific Committee (SC) for the next two years is to increase the exchanges, synergies and interactions with the Scientific Panels, that are the backbone of the European Academy of Neurology.
Having this aspect in mind, here we would like to illustrate how the work of the Scientific Panels and its members articulates with the mission of the Scientific Committee and the EAN strategy. The Scientific Panel members are very aware of the needs and practices, in their respective fields, based on great expertise in the best standard of clinical care and scientific knowledge. The Panels are constituted of National Societies representatives and individual members, among them, the elected members of the Management Group including the Co-Chairs.
Today, we would like to focus on one of the most important aims of the Scientific Panels: the production of guidelines according to the latest scientific and evidence level.
As you probably know, this is no easy task, the guideline production field being in constant development and continuous change. Another crucial task is the coordination of clinical research at a European level and the dissemination of good clinical practice throughout European countries. Therefore, the Scientific Committee would like to raise awareness of the Panels’ work and attract new motivated members. In this regard, different activities throughout the 5th EAN Congress in Oslo are planned.
Dr. Maurizio Leone, Chair of the EAN Guideline Production Group (GPG), reported an increase in guideline production and challenges the GPG currently faces. In order to improve the availability and standards of neurological service, the GPG will try to enhance the support of its task forces in the future.
In the next months, the SC will be addressing other issues, such as the call for topic proposals for the EAN meetings, the upcoming election of the Panel Management Groups, etc.
Get to know the SC better and stay tuned for the snapshots of the Scientific Committee. Each month a different SC member will be presented. The first to go will be the SC Chair, Prof. Marie Vidailhet, next month.
by Marie Vidailhet, EAN Scientific Committee Chair & Dafin Muresanu, EAN Communication Committee Chair