It is our pleasure to introduce the new EAN Scientific Panels’ Management groups for the 2022-2024 period.
The Scientific Committee witnessed a spectacular increase in applications for this election (up 39% on last year), receiving 241 eligible applications altogether, from 36 different countries.
Country representation remained similar, as the most applications again came from Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Denmark. Additionally, joining their ranks this time is Spain. This distribution is maintained in the final roster of Management Group members.
EAN strives to keep a good gender balance, and we are happy to inform you that female representation in the Panel Management groups has significantly grown from 36% last election to 45% this year. The open management group positions have been filled by female neurologists and 24 of the 58 Co-chairs of the new Management Groups are also female (41.5%).
Every Scientific Panel Member was invited to cast their votes in a secret online poll and the final decision was made by the Scientific Committee and the EAN Board.
Please click here for the names of those who will lead the Panels for the next two years.
Furthermore, in an effort to broaden the perspective of its leadership, all EAN Scientific Panels closely involve both young neurologists and sub-specialty societies in the Management Group.
A Call for Applications was opened for RRFS representatives for several Scientific Panels. The fact that more than 100 RRFS Members (Resident and Research Fellow Section) applied to represent their colleagues within the 29 EAN Scientific Panels, speaks to their great interest in seizing this opportunity to lead alongside the highly experienced senior members of the Management Groups.
EAN cooperates closely with many sub-specialty societies (based on Memoranda of Understanding) and therefore, partner societies will have their representatives in the relevant Scientific Panels’ Management groups as well.
The significance of the Scientific Panels and their visibility is constantly increasing, and this is certainly a result of great communal effort over the years. This lively election period has shown the strong motivation of EAN members to drive Scientific Panels forward and take science to greater heights.
We would like to thank all panel members for their active participation in the elections and continuous support throughout the year. This is really appreciated!