In less than three months, the 8th EAN Congress will begin, and it will be full of activities especially dedicated to the junior members, part of the Resident and Research Fellow Section (RRFS).
In 2016, the RRFS started a new initiative called EAN-RRFS National Representatives Network (NRN) to establish a network of junior national representatives within the RRFS.
In recent months, an invitation letter has been sent to all neurology societies without a junior representative within the NRN and we are happy to announce that it has been a great success: we have now 38 national representatives!
In mid-May we have planned the next RRFS–NRN Meeting with the aim of working together and coordinatIng common activities at a European level. Moreover, we believe in sharing ideas, so we have planned small group workshops to collect proposals from – now, we can say it – almost all Europe! Finally, we will take the first steps toward organising the first in-person joint-workshop meeting since the beginning of the pandemic, hosted by the German Neurological Society (DGN) next Autumn.
During the upcoming virtual meeting, we will introduce all new NRN, committee and Task Force RRFS representatives and give everyone an update on the status of various RRFS projects and activities.
The EAN community is growing very fast and, as always, it is continuing to strongly support junior neurologists, trainees, and researchers with many educational opportunities, as highlighted in the statement of Paul Boon, EAN President Elect, to support young neurologists in the European Year of Youth.
Looking forward to meeting all of you at the 8th EAN Congress in Vienna, Austria.
Luca Cuffaro, Chair
On behalf of the RRFS Office