Brain Health Summit November 2023

Brain Disorders: The Neglected Burden in Non-Communicable Diseases

16 November 2023

Brain Disorders: The Neglected Burden in Non-Communicable Diseases (long version)
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Brain health requires the prevention and treatment of numerous brain disorders that collectively cause massive burden. Yet Brain Health is neglected in  non-communicable diseases (NCDs) polices diminishing investment and action. The Brain Health Summit will highlight the importance of Brain Health and advocate for its incorporation into European healthcare policies.

Our mission is to emphasize the critical importance of brain and neurological health in our collective efforts against NCDs. We aim to unite diverse experts in the field of brain and neurological health to spark meaningful dialogue and instigate actionable change, and we invite you to join us as we explore the potential of a comprehensive approach to brain health, aiming to bolster public health across Europe and beyond.

The Summit is organized by the EAN and held under the umbrella of the Brain Health Mission - an initiative dedicated to fostering global support for individuals to prioritize their brain health. Embracing a unifying slogan: One Brain. One Life. One Mission, its main goal is to ensure a basic understanding of how to make optimal brain health accessible to the public through all stages of their lives, improve systems for those who live under unfair circumstances, and push for equal education opportunities for doctors.

The event is specifically tailored to engage and benefit the following target audience: individuals and communities worldwide who are eager to enhance and prioritize their brain health, healthcare professionals seeking to advance their knowledge, politicians, opinion leaders, and advocates for equal education and improved systems for underserved populations.

Letter of the support

We are proud to say that the Spanish Society of Neurology is fully endorsing the European Academy of Neurology in organizing the Brain Health Summit.

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Moderator:  Jacqui Thornton

15:30Registration & Networking  
 Refreshments Available 
16:00Opening Remarks  
 Tomislav Sokol, Member of European Parliament
16:20The hidden burden of neurological disorders within Non-Communicable Diseases  
 Paul Boon, President of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)
16:40Patient Perspective: the potential for accessible, quality neurological care to reduce the burden of NCDs. 
 Leontien Sickenga, Chair of the European Narcolepsy Alliance for Patients 
Isabella Brambilla, Coordinator of the Patient Advisory Group, European Reference Network: EpiCare
17:00Discussion: Brain disorders as neglected burden of NCDs 

Geert Dom, President of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA)
Astri Arnesen, President of the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA)
Anna Jansen, Chair of EPNS Advocacy and Collaboration Committee
Elena Moro, President-Elect of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN)
Frédéric Destrebecq, Executive Director of the European Brain Council (EBC)

17:45Closing Remarks 
 Elena Moro, President-Elect of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) 
 Refreshments available 

Event Details

16 November 2023
15:30 – 18:00 CET

TownHall Europe
Brussels, Belgium
Live Broadcast 

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You can now watch the recording of the event.

The Live broadcast took place on 16 November
16:00 – 18:00 (CET)

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