As you have surely heard, the 6th EAN Congress will be taking place virtually throughout 23-26 May 2020. The participation is free-of-charge and you can already register at https://my.ean.org/s/congress.
This year for the very first time, EAN plans to hold a new form of a career development session. The “Coffee with you” session is your chance to chat with Professors in a closed, live-streamed, meeting.
Kindly note that participation is on first-come first-serve basis and is limited to up to 20 persons per session/day. The session is open to the EAN Resident and Research Members only.
Please see below the programme as well as short BIOs of our esteemed speakers.
“Coffee with you” programme
Saturday, 23 May 2020, 15.00 – 15.30
Topic: Career development
Speakers: Sten Fredrikson (Sweden), Maria Stamelou (Greece)
After becoming a Neurologist, she moved to London, UCL, Queen Square, where she did her fellowship on Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders. Her research focuses on parkinsonism, in particular atypical parkinsonism and mainly PSP, but has also published on several other clinical aspects of Movement Disorders, in particular dystonia and tremor. She has published more than 150 peer-reviewed papers in peer-reviewed journals, edited books on Movement Disorders, has been invited in numerous international meetings and conferences as a speaker and has received several awards. She is co-chair of the EAN Ethics and Quality task force, vice chair of the International Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Society PSP study group and associate editor of the Movement Disorders Journal.
MD, PhD, Professor of Neurology at the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institute and Senior Consultant at the Department of Neurology, Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Fredrikson’s research activities in the field of multiple sclerosis were initially focused on immunological studies, including investigations of the cerebrospinal fluid. Over the recent 35 years, his research activities in multiple sclerosis have also included several other aspects of the disease. He is author of more than 200 original articles published in peer-reviewed journals (PubMed) and he is also author of many other review articles, abstracts and book chapters. Professor Fredrikson has received educational awards. Professor Fredrikson is a member of several national and international neurological boards, eg chairman of the Educational and Examination Committee of the Swedish Neurological Society and Swedish delegate of the European Academy of Neurology, European Board of Neurology and MSIF International Medical and Scientific Board.
Sunday, 24 May 2020, 14.30 – 15.00
Topic: Work-life balance in Neurology
Speakers: Steven Laureys (Belgium), Claudia Sommer (Germany)
MD, PhD, Prof, FEAN. Professor Laureys leads the Coma Science Group at the GIGA (ULg) and Department of Neurology, Sart Tilman Liège University Hospital. He is a Member of the EAN Scientific Panels “Coma and chronic disorders of consciousness” and “Coordinating Panel on Rare diseases”.
He is a the Charles-Édouard Brown-Séquard Lecture Speaker during the Presidential Symposium (https://www.ean.org/congress-2020/discover/schedule/presidential-symposium) at the 6th EAN Congress – Virtual.
Professor of Neurology at the University of Würzburg, Germany. She received training in neurology, psychiatry, neuropathology, and experimental anesthesia. At the University Hospital of Würzburg, she serves as a consultant in neurology, organizes outpatient clinics for patients with neuromuscular disorders, pain and headache, and she leads the Peripheral Nerve Laboratory. Research interests are immune neuropathies and the pathophysiology of pain and of antibody-mediated diseases. She has written more than 250 original research papers and more than 100 reviews and book-chapters and edited several books. She is a Fellow of EAN and is presently Chair of the Teaching Course Subcommittee. She is also a longstanding member of the Peripheral Nerve Society (PNS) and a Board Member of the Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium (INC). Since January 2019, she is President of the German Pain Society and President elect of the International Society for the Study of Pain.
Monday, 25 May 2020, 13.30-14.00
Topic: Neurologists between scientific community and general public
Speakers: Thomas Berger (Austria), Elena Moro (France)
MD, MSc, Professor of Neurology and Chair of the Dept. of Neurology, Medical University of Vienna, Austria. He graduated in 1991 at the University of Vienna and postgraduated in 2002 in “Hospital Management and Health Economics“. He started his career 1992 at the Dept. of Exp. Neuropathology and Neuroimmunology in Vienna. In 1995 he moved to the Dep. of Neurology, Medical Univ. of Innsbruck, Austria, and continued his academic track (1998 board certification in neurology and psychiatry, habilitation in 2003, Clin PhD program director from 2010-2018 and Vice-Director of the Dept. of Neurology from 2014-2018). Scientific interests focus on inflammatory demyelinating CNS disorders. He has published more than 280 peer-reviewed articles and several books/book chapters. T. Berger is president-elect of the Austrian Society of Neurology and chairs the local organizing committee for the 7th EAN Congress 2021 in Vienna.
MD, PhD. Dr Moro graduated in Medicine at the University of Trieste (Italy) in 1989 and completed her residency in Neurology at the Catholic University in Rome (Italy) in 1996. She received her PhD in Neurosciences from the Catholic University in Rome. She did her fellowship in surgery for movement disorders in Grenoble, France, under the supervision of Dr. P. Pollak and Dr. AL Benabid. For her doctoral research Dr. Moro studied the response to levodopa and the electrical parameters of stimulation in parkinsonian patients with subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation. In 2002, she joined the Division of Neurology at the University of Toronto (Canada) as medical Director of the surgical program for Movement Disorders at the Toronto Western Hospital. She worked with Dr. AM Lozano and Dr. AE Lang. In 2012 she moved to Grenoble, France, as Professor of Neurology at the Joseph Fourier University (CHU Grenoble). She is currently the Director of the Movement Disorders Center in Grenoble, and the Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neurological Rehabilitation and Forensic Medicine. She is also responsible of the international relationship of the Faculty of Medicine at the Grenoble Alpes University. She has been actively involved in academic research, publishing more than 180 scientific papers cited in PubMed. She is actively involved in the International Movement Disorders Society (MDS), at present being member of the European Section Executive Board. She is currently the Treasurer of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), and the Treasurer of the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders (IAPRD). Her major area of interest is surgical treatment of movement disorders, especially deep brain stimulation.