Dafin Fior Muresanu
Member of EAN Scientific Committee & Chair of the Communications Committee
The Scientific Committee is fully committed to a great mission: To increase and share the best clinical knowledge and the cutting-edge information from translational research in all neurological fields. Main actions are i) to facilitate exchanges and synergies with the Scientific Panels ii) to support the Guideline Production Group (update and diffusion of expertise and best clinical practice), iii) to interact positively with other scientific societies with reciprocal exchanges and liaise with the European Affairs sub-Committee to increase the awareness of Neurology in Europe.
For the current term, our main objective is to foster joined actions at every level.
We need you, with your energy, creativity, expertise and diversity, and we thank you in advance for your commitments, for the best present and bright future of our community.
Every month, you will find an original self-portrait of one Scientific Committee member, who will respond informally to the same 5 questions. Here we go!
What does inspire you outside neurology?
Besides neurology, I’m deeply inspired by a pure and incredible form of energy: “the word”. Linguistics and literature are fascinating me. I always try to understand and get closer to this magnificent form of energy.
What are the lessons learned from your mistakes?
My mistakes are good masters and I am a good disciple of my mistakes. It comes naturally to me to see the bright side of my mistakes design. I accept them and learn from them.
If you would be a comic character, who would you be?
I don’t believe in a pure comic side of our life…But thinking to choose a favourite character, the only one who comes to my mind is Antonio Decurtis and his one thousand characters: Giuseppe La Paglia (film: La legge e legge), Felice Sciosciammocca (film: Un turco napoletano), Antonio La Trippa (film: Gli Onorevoli) etc. I’m fascinated by all Totò’s characters.
If you had not entered your current profession, what would you have liked to do?
For sure I would have dedicated myself to literature. However, the way of literature, the way of neurology, the way of music, arts and sciences are all parallel and similar. All these paths are heading to the deep centre of our being. All are epiphanies in our life.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
The perfect day, for me, is the day when I do not forget myself and the others, when I remember to thank for all the wonders that are working in our lives. It is in our power to make all our days perfect by looking carefully around us and especially inside us.
Dafin Fior Muresanu is Professor of Neurology at the “Iuliu Hatieganu” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, and Chairman of the Neurosciences Department. Also, Professor Muresanu is the Chair of the EAN Communication Committee and the President of the European Federation of Neurorehabilitation Societies (EFNR).