President’s Page: General neurology and subspecialties – the need for interaction

Günther Deuschlby Günther Deuschl Neurology is a rapidly developing field and many diseases have lost their poor or even fatal prognosis through scientific progress. Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, infections of the nervous system, epilepsies and many other diseases were barely untreatable… Continue Reading

Top 10 Articles 2012 & 2013

Top 10 Articles 2012 from keywords: Neurology, Neurological Sciences, Ageing and Dementia, Cerebroascular diseases/ Stroke, Clinical Neurophysiology, Cognitive neurology/neuropsychology, Critical care, Epilepsy, Headache and Pain, Infections & AIDS, Motorneurone diseases, Movement Disorders, Multiple sclerosis and Related Disorders, Muscle and neuromuscular… Continue Reading

Berlin 2015: Which session you should not miss…

As in the previous year, Neuropenews asked EAN committee members, panel chairs, speakers etc. which session one should not miss at the upcoming congress in Berlin, June 2015. Please find their answers below! Benedikt Schoser, speaker at Symposium 3 “Modern… Continue Reading

Interview with Isidoros Karatzas, Head of the “Ethics and Research Integrity” sector at the European Commission

I Karatzas“Research ethics can be defined as the ethics of the planning, conduct and reporting of research. Research ethics should include: protections of human and animal subjects.”  Gian Luigi Lenzi (GLL): Ethical standards are an important aspect of H2020. How did… Continue Reading

eBrain session of the month: Ethical issues in neurological palliative care

Like it or not, difficult decisions are part of neurological life, irrespective of your speciality interest, and all of us need to be prepared to support and help people who’s conditions we can’t cure. If you didn’t catch it live… Continue Reading

Neurological News from Germany VIII – Neuroscience Funding in Germany

Ludolphby Albert Ludolph After the Second World War, the German education system was organised in a decentralised fashion in order to facilitate a pluralistic control of research and education. Therefore, educational and funding systems exist in parallel, on the level… Continue Reading

EAN Guideline: Concomitant use of Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine in Alzheimer’s Disease

Schmidt_Reinhold_spby Reinhold Schmidt In the June issue of the European Journal of Neurology, members of the Subspecialty Scientific Panel Dementia and Cognitive Disorders panel of the European Academy of Neurology publish a Guideline on concomitant use of cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEI)… Continue Reading

Paper of the month: Treatment of extracranial cervical artery dissection

Elena Moroby Elena Moro For May 2015 we have selected: The CADISS trial investigators. Antiplatelet treatment compared with anticoagulation treatment for cervical artery dissection (CADISS): a randomized trial. Lancet Neurology 2015;14:361-367. The treatment of extracranial carotid and vertebral artery dissection is… Continue Reading

Report from the The 12th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and Related Neurological Disorders

by Martin Rakusa Over 3000 neurologists, psychiatrists and neuroscientists have recently gathered together at the French Mediterranean coast. From 18th to 22nd of March, Nice hosted the 12th International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related Neurological Disorders (AD/PD… Continue Reading

“Stop vivisection” – Opposition to the European Citizen’s Initiative to ban animal research – EAN writes to the members of the European Parliament

Together with many other scientific societies EAN opposes the “Stop vivisection” – Opposition to the European Citizen’s Initiative to ban animal research. This initiative was submitted in March 2015 and requests to abrogate the directive 2010/63/EU of the European Parliament… Continue Reading