Welcome Letter

Welcome to Europe 2022!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

We are delighted to welcome you back to the historic city of Vienna for the 8th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), which will take place on June 25 to 28, 2022!

Our ambition is that the 8th EAN Congress will be a truly pan-European meeting, in a fact the premier meeting of 2022, bringing together neurologists and neuro-scientists to network and to exchange knowledge to tackle major challenges in neurology. In previous years EAN congresses have highlighted the developments in the host nation, but in 2022, following virtual congresses in 2020 and 2021, we will break with that tradition. We have planned a meeting with a pan-European flavor, celebrating the opportunity to meet once more in person in a hybrid meeting that will also maximise virtual participation, building on our experience in 2020 and 2021.

Our common European cultural heritage is rooted in innumerable domains: art, architecture, film, philosophy, literature, and music to name a few. From a historical perspective, we also know that great strides in neurology can be attributed European scientists such as Golgi, Brown-Séquard, and

Romberg. The EAN is confident that the scientific contributions of European experts today will continue to shape the field of neurology. The overarching theme of the 2022 EAN congress is “Getting Evidence Into Practice”. Topics will include: Which clinical trial designs best inform practice? What evidence informs the use of diagnostic tests? Are guidelines a useful tool for improving patient outcomes? How do we get guidelines applied and implemented? These questions are timely and relevant, and we are excited to hear from selected experts from neurology and other disciplines. As with every year, leading specialists will share the most recent state-of-the-art studies and the newest developments in neurology. For residents and young neurologists, we offer an engaging and broad teaching program, and we encourage all participants to ask questions in the live Q&A sessions.

Participation in EAN congresses continues to grow, making it a world leading congress, and as the EAN Head Office calls Vienna its home, we are glad to bring congress back to this vibrant city!

On behalf of the EAN Board, we invite you to join us in Vienna in 2022 and extend you our warmest welcome. We look forward to seeing you to Vienna!

Claudio Bassetti, Acting President of EAN

Tony Marson, Chairperson of Programme Committee of EAN

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