Brain Health Summit 2023

European Brain Health Summit 2023

Tuesday May 9, 2023, 17.00 – 20.00 CEST

The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) successfully held two first Brain Health events in 2022: The Brain Health Summit in May in Vienna and the Brain Health Event at the European Parliament in December. Both events highlighted the importance of advocacy for neurology, alongside cooperation with national societies, international authorities, organisations, and other stakeholders.

On 9 May 2023, The European Academy of Neurology organized another successful Brain Health Summit, that brought together international voices to raise the brain health awareness and to provide an opportunity for international dialogue and collaboration between the key stakeholders.

The overarching topic was ‘Precision Neurology and Prevention of Neurological Diseases’ and was covered from different perspectives, starting with patients, continuing with insightful presentations from the experts and ending with an interesting discussion about precision neurology and the importance of brain health for everyone.

At the beginning of the Brain Health Summit, President of the European Academy of Neurology announced a new initiative: Brain Health Mission. With the slogan: One Brain. One Life. One Mission, its main goal is to ensure a basic understanding of how to make optimal brain health available to the public through all stages of their lives. The Brain Health Mission is about working together to create a brighter future for all of us, and we invite you to join us on this journey towards healthy brains. You can find more information on the official website:


European Brain Health Summit: Precision neurology and prevention of neurological diseases

Programme Moderator: Jacqui Thornton

17.00Welcome & Special Announcement
 Prof. Paul Boon, President of the European Academy of Neurology
17.30Patient Perspective: What could precision medicine mean for me?
 Intro: Orla Galvin, Executive Director of European Federation of Neurological Associations
Speaker Jana Hlavacova, Interim CEO, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform


Precision medicine: Clinical and research perspective: priorities and where we are now (with Q&A session)

 Prof. Thomas Berger, Chair of EAN Scientific Committee
18:25Special Message from World Federation of Neurology [Pre-recorded]
 Prof. Wolfgang Grisold, President of the World Federation of Neurology


Brain Disorders in Europe, 1990-2050 (with Q&A session)

 Prof. Theo Vos, Professor of Health Metrics Sciences, Institute of Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME)
18:50Panel Discussion: What are the key factors allowing for progress?
How realistic is precision medicine and how can it be scaled up in entire Europe?           
 Claudio Bassetti  - EAN Past-President & Vice President of European Brain Council
Maria Teresa Ferretti, Chief Scientific Officer, Women’s Brain Project
Orla Galvin, Executive Director, European Federation of Neurological Associations
Verena Thaler, Digital Health Manager, Medtech Europe
19:50Concluding Remarks and Call for Action
 Prof. Paul Boon

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The Live broadcast took place on May 9,
17:00 – 20:00 (CEST)

Brain Health Summit 2023

Tuesday May 9, 2023
17.00 – 20.00 CEST

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