By Elena Moro
Dear Colleagues and Members of the EAN,
Every year the EAN Board awards a maximum of two new Honorary Memberships and two Service Awards to the EAN community.
The EAN Honorary Membership is among the most prestigious awards of our society. Nominees for the EAN Honorary Membership are internationally recognised distinguished people who have made outstanding contributions to the field of neurology/neuroscience.
The EAN Service Award recognises individuals who have demonstrated sustained and exceptional commitment to EAN. It is given to a very limited number of outstanding members of the neurological community for their service to neurology and EAN.
We are very happy to announce that the 2022 Honorary Membership has been awarded to Professor Franz Fazekas, from Austria.
Professor Fazekas is internationally recognised for his outstanding scientific contribution to neurology, especially in the neurovascular field. In addition, Professor Fazekas has played a major role in EAN’s development as EAN President and as a Board member, for which we are very thankful.
The Service Award for 2022 has been given to Professor Vodušek, from Slovenia, in recognition of his precious service to EAN over several years, and his dedication to the recognition within the EU community of the excellence of EAN and the contribution of patients, physicians, trainees and scientists.
The awards will be officially presented at the 8th EAN Congress in Vienna, Austria, 25-28 June 2022. I take this opportunity to sincerely congratulate both awardees, distinguished members of our EAN community, and thank them for all their outstanding contributions.