The Brain Challenge is the annual competition quiz show at the EAN Congress between two rivalling teams. Of course, it also has an educational factor, as patient cases are presented, a fast diagnosis needs to be made, and the case explanation is rounding off each scenario.
In the beginning, the teams are given multiple choice options and can gain points. In the second part, the battle round, they have to be fast to hit the buzzer and make the right diagnosis without a selection of answers to choose from.
For this year, since we are in Vienna with two international teams, we named the two opposing teams Team Falco and Team Mozart, after two of Austria’s most famous cultural exports. The host and moderator of the show was, as in previous years, Professor Marie Vidailhet from Paris, France.
The competing teams were:
Team 1: “Falco”
Tatiana Bremova-Ertl (Switzerland), Loucif Ouyahia (France), Anne Bruijnes (the Netherlands), Jacopo Pasquini (Italy), Mihai Radu Ionescu (Romania), Tommaso Russo (Italy),
Team 2: “Mozart”
Ludo Vanopdenbosch (Belgium), Stanley Iyadurai (USA), Catarina Bernardes (Portugal), Christo Bratanov (France), Mariana Isabel Muñoz García (Spain), Sreenivas U Meenakshisundaram (UK)
Both teams were challenged and the score after round one was 600 points for both. After the battle round, one team was in a slightly better position, but due to some technical problems and to be fair to all, it was decided to declare both teams the winners.
The audience onsite and in front of the screens also took part in the show via online voting and three lucky winners from the onsite visitors were drawn from the raffle and are invited to the Networking event on Monday evening.
**** Congratulations – and thank you all for taking part ****
We also would like to thank all Scientific Panels, who submitted cases for the EAN BrainChallenge 2022
The selected contributors for 2022 are:
(in alphabetical order)
Pedro N Alves, Scientific Panel on Higher cortical functions
Elsa Azevedo, Scientific Panel on Neurosonology
Sylvia Boesch, Scientific Panel on Neurogenetics
Marina Boziki, Coordinating Panel on Rare Neurological Disease
Massimo Filippi, Scientific Panel on Multiple Sclerosis
Rolf Fronczek, Scientific Panel on Sleep wake panel
Elisabetta Indelicato, Scientific Panel on Neurogenetics
Markus Kneihsl, Scientific Panel on Neurosonology
Federica Montagnese, Scientific Panel on Muscle and NMJ disorders
Roberta Ruda, Scientific Panel on Neuro-oncology
Gabriele Siciliano, Scientific Panel on Muscle and NMJ disorders
Urszula Staromłyńska, Scientific Panel on Infectious diseases
Martje van Egmond, Scientific Panel on Movement disorders
Simone Vigneri, Scientific Panel on Pain
Gorsev Yener, Scientific Panel on ALS
Thank you all for contributing and participating in the 2022 quiz show from the EAN BrainChallenge!
Claudia Sommer, Viktoria Papp, David Garcia Azorin, Ambra Stefani, Marie Vidailhet