Since the establishments of the first multidisciplinary memory clinics, based in neurology in Denmark more than 20 years ago, neurologists have taken increasing interest in diagnostic evaluation and follow-up of patients with dementia.
Mads Ravnborg is President of the Danish Neurological Society - hosting the 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is Co-chair of the EAN Programme Committee 2016.
The interview was conducted by Philip Scheltens, who is also a member of the EAN Programme Committee.
Philip Scheltens (PS): As President of the Danish Neurological Society (DNS), can you give us a brief history of the society, its activities and plans for the future?
Mads Ravnborg (MR): The Neurological Society was founded in 1900 in Copenhagen, an event that heralded the formation of a neurologic specialty in Danish health care.
Nearly a century ago – in 1920 – the renowned Danish physiologist August Krogh (1874-1949) received the Nobel prize in physiology and medicine for his work on the anatomy and physiology of the capillaries (1).