Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) develops recommendations for policies and activities related to all issues of scientific nature. It oversees and coordinates the activities of the Scientific Panels, that cover all major areas of clinical neurology. 
The SC functions as a direct link between the Scientific Panels and the EAN Committees & Board to ensure a steady communication flow in both directions.

The SC has one representative from the Communication Committee, the Resident and Research Fellow Section, and from the Guideline production group. The European Journal of Neurology Editor-in-chief sits on the SC as Ex officio. The Scientific Committee Chair is a member of the EAN Board and the Programme Committee.

The Scientific Committee organises the Scientific Panels.

The Scientific Panels (SPs) are an important part of the Society and their activity and contributions are considered essential for the future development of EAN. Currently, there are 29 Scientific Panels covering all major areas of clinical neurology. 
During the EAN annual congress, one face-to-face meeting of the panel is organised. Every Panel has its own MyEAN Space, where messages can be exchanged, and telephone conferences organised. 

The aims of the SPs are:

  • To coordinate clinical research at the European level (e.g. collaboration with the EAN European Affairs sub-Committee)
  • To disseminate good neurological practice throughout European countries (e.g. provide scientific content for EAN Pages)
  • To assist the Programme Committee in organising the congress (e.g. session proposals submission)
  • To assist EAN in training neurologists (e.g. assist the Education Committee with fellowship reviews)
  • To assist EAN in supporting continuing medical education (e.g. update of eanCampus modules)
  • To produce guidelines according to the latest scientific & evidence levels 

Two members of the SC together with the Programme Committee, and Scientific Panels are part of the Investigator Award selection process (all free presentations selected for presentation at the EAN annual congress automatically take part in the selection and 20 best presentations are chosen).


Berger, Thomas


Berger, Thomas
Vienna, Austria


Ashina, Messoud


Ashina, Messoud
Glostrup, Denmark
Bouwman, Femke H.


Bouwman, Femke H.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Dauvilliers, Yves


Dauvilliers, Yves
Montpellier Cedex 5, France
Höftberger, Romana


Höftberger, Romana
Vienna, Austria
Paprocka, Justyna


Paprocka, Justyna
Katowice, Poland
Rocca, Maria Assunta


Rocca, Maria Assunta
Milano, Italy
Ryvlin, Philippe


Ryvlin, Philippe
Lausanne, Switzerland
Stoll, Guido


Stoll, Guido
Würzburg, Germany
Krzywicka, Katarzyna

Ex-officio member

Krzywicka, Katarzyna
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Leone, Maurizio A.

Ex-officio member

Leone, Maurizio A.
S. Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
Leys, Didier

Ex-officio member

Leys, Didier
Lille, France
Von Oertzen, Tim


Von Oertzen, Tim
Linz, Austria
Krzywicka, Katarzyna

Ex-officio member

Krzywicka, Katarzyna
Amsterdam, The Netherlands