Norwegian team takes on rest of world in exciting battle of the brains!
The BrainChallenge took place today at EAN 2019, for the second time following the success of its introduction in Lisbon at last year’s congress. It proved to be even more popular the second-time round, and every bit as much fun. The tension and excitement could be felt in the room as the local team from Norway had to face a formidable international team made up of delegates from several countries.
|Local Team (Norway)||International|
Åse Hagen Morsund
Joakim Goberg Jørgensen
Iselin M. Wedding
|Eduardo Freitas – Portugal
Anna Stefansdottir – Denmark
Ismaíl IbrahimMoustafa – Kuwait
Koldo Berganzo – Spain
Sabina Munasipova – Russia
Fabiola de Marchi – Italy
This year, the BrainChallenge was an even more thrilling experience for the audience and participants alike. Professors Marie Vidailhet and Angelo Antonini once again hosted the challenge, which this time had an improved format as the feedback from last year’s BrainChallenge was implemented. The contestants eagerly competed in a battle of the brains across the 10 multiple-choice questions and a further 10 open questions relating to a range of highly challenging cases selected by EAN’s Scientific Panels. Of course, just like last year, the audience were also able to take part by submitting their own answers via the Congress App.
In the end, one team had to win and it finally went to the locals, with Norway taking the victory. Following this highly successful second edition, the BrainChallenge is already becoming an entertaining and popular feature of the EAN Congress, and is sure to return next year and beyond.
Of course, all this fun would not be possible without the hard work and contribution from the Scientific Panels and Individual Member show contributed the cases and deserve many thanks for their efforts:
|Scientific Panels||BrainChallenge Taskforce|
|ANS Panel – Mario Habek & Ivan Adamec
Coma Panel – Rita Formisano
Dementia Panel – Philip Scheltens & Flavio Nobili
Epilepsy Panel – Tim von Oertzen
Headache Panel – Stefan Evers
Higher Cortical Functions Panel – Noa Bregman
Neurogenetics Panel – Alessandro Filla & Maria Lieto
Neuroimaging – Roland Wiest
Neuroimmunology Panel – Domizia Vecchio
Neuro-oncology Panel – Riccardo Soffietti
Neuro-ophthalmology Michael Strupp & Alessandra Rufa
Neurophysiology Panel – Josep Valls-Solé
Sleep Panel – Rolf Fronczek
Stroke Panel – Simona Sacco & Charlotte Cordonnier
Tim Sinnecker & Tobias Derfuss
David Garcia Azorin
By Mike Crean