As in the previous years, EANpages asked EAN committee members, panel chairs, and invited speakers ‘which session one should not miss at the upcoming Virtual Congress. Please find their answers below!
Dietmar Thal, Speaker, Leuven, Belgium
FW13 – Fluid and structural disease biomarkers to predict neurodegenerative diseases
Sunday, May 24, 08:00 – 09:30
I will not miss this session because prediction of neurodegenerative disorders becomes more and more relevant for recruiting patients for clinical trials
Ettore Beghi, Co-Chair, Epidemiology Panel, Milano, Italy
Plenary Symposium: Time for action: Predict. Prevent. Repair.
Monday, May 25, 10:00 – 12:00
This plenary session addresses four critical points that have differing implications for scientists and caring physicians. Precision medicine, with its strengths and limitations, is drawing an increasing attention in the research field. The present knowledge on the still debatable impact of disease-modifying drugs on the progression of MS is worth discussing to the benefit of the caring physicians. Timing and outcomes of epilepsy surgery are the major critical points to inform the audience on an appropriate use of surgery in light of its benefits and limitations. Given the partial overlap between Huntington disease (HD) and other neurodegenerative diseases, it might be interesting to verify if and to what extent the knowledge obtained from studies on HD can be applied to Alzheimer disease, Parkinson disease and ALS.
Bart van de Warrenburg, Chair of CbW on ataxias, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Grand Round Session
Sunday, May 24th, 15.00 – 16.30
I always find live patient demonstrations very inspiring, for many reasons. First, the majority of cases will have something new or unusual. Second, seeing colleagues demonstrate their examination skills and method of clinical reasoning really tweaks my own clinical approach. Finally, I usually feel humble when I see a patient tell his or her story and being examined in front of such a large audience, and I am often reminded of why we do what we do.
Rolf Fronczek, Speaker at teaching course, member of EAN headache panels and in Management Group of SP on Sleep, Leiden, The Netherlands
History of Neuroscience
Monday, May 25, 08:00-09:30
Working in clinical care and science we are constantly working extremely hard while looking forward. Learning about the history of our profession can give valuable insights and puts things in perspective.