Education Committee

The Education Committee (EC) develops recommendations and monitors activities related to educational issues. According to the mission of EAN, the aim is to define the standard skills of a European neurologist and to provide as much education to European neurologists as needed. 

  • It compiles and distributes information about fellowship programmes dedicated to Neurologists in training who are members of the Resident and Research Fellows Section (RRFS), and identifies certified training departments for these fellowship programmes. Additionally, it establishes co-operation between European neurological departments.
  • It oversees the development of future eLearning possibilities and is dedicated to the advancement of future grants and professional development programmes. 
  • Together with the Teaching course sub-Committee (TCsC), it has set defining standards for all educational activities in the form of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Striving to enhance all educational programmes, evaluations for each event were developed and are constantly monitored by the Ethics and Quality Task Force.

The Education Committee is comprised of four regular members and additionally three Joint Education Board (JEB) members, one representative from the EAN Communication Committee, the Ethics and Quality Task Force, the Residents and Research Fellows Sections (RRFS) and the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA).

The Teaching course sub-Committee is a sub-committee of the Education committee, responsible for the content of educational sessions at the annual congress and other educational events throughout the year. The chair is a member on the Education Committee.

The EC works actively with the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes – Section of Neurology (UEMS-SN) in pursuit of common European educational standards as well as the European Board Examination in Neurology; For this reason, the Joint Educational Board (JEB) was found. The three EAN members of the JEB are also members of the EC.


Soffietti, Riccardo


Soffietti, Riccardo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Torino, Italy


Klijn, C.J.M. (Karin)


Klijn, C.J.M. (Karin) (Prof. dr.)
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Knudsen-Heier, Stine


Knudsen-Heier, Stine (MD, PhD)
Oslo, Norway
Louapre, Celine


Louapre, Celine (MD-PhD)
Paris, France
Morgante, Francesca


Morgante, Francesca (MD, PhD)
London, United Kingdom
Rektorova, Irena


Rektorova, Irena (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Sellner, Johann


Sellner, Johann (MD, Prof, FAAN FANA FEAN MBA)
Mistelbach, Austria
Perrenoud, Matthieu

RRFS Representative

Perrenoud, Matthieu (FMH)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Stamelou, Maria

EQTF Representative

Stamelou, Maria (Prof. Dr., FEAN)
Athens, Greece
Benson, Monika

EFNA Representative

Benson, Monika
Brussels, Belgium
Irimia, Pablo

JEB Representative

Irimia, Pablo
Pamplona, Spain
Schoser, Benedikt

JEB Representative

Schoser, Benedikt (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Munich, Germany
Vodušek, David B.

JEB Representative

Vodušek, David B. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Ljubljana, Slovenia