Our beloved EAN colleague Eveline Sipido has been closely involved in organised neurology for the past few decades. Not only has she worked for or with nearly every professional and patient organisation in the field, but in several cases, she has even helped to establish them. Her contribution has been so integral, that she was even the very first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the European Federation of Neurological Associations in 2015.
This conversation, reflecting on her career following her official retirement from EAN, was an opportunity to delve into her memories of the past 36 years and explore the changing landscape of organised neurology from the perspective of someone who was really on the front line. The interview was conducted at the EAN Head Office in Vienna by EAN’s European Affairs Sub-Committee Chair, David B. Vodusek and Executive Director, Anja Sander, two of Eveline’s long-time colleagues. We hope it will provide viewers with a fascinating insight into the life and work of someone who has dedicated so much to supporting and promoting neurology, as well as the EAN’s own backstory.