Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee (SC) develops recommendations for policies and activities related to all issues of scientific nature.

It coordinates and oversees the activities of the EAN Scientific & Coordinating Panels
The SC functions as a direct link between the EAN Panels and the EAN Committees & Board to ensure a steady communication flow in both directions.

The Scientific & Coordinating Panels are an important part of the Society and their activity and contributions are considered essential for the future development of EAN. Currently, there are 28 Scientific Panels covering all major areas of clinical neurology and 4 Coordinating Panels, which are dedicated to an overarching topic present across different subspecialties.
During the EAN annual congress, one face-to-face meeting of each  panel is organised, which shall also be attended by a member of the EAN SC.

The aims of the EAN Panels are:

  • To coordinate clinical research at the European level
  • To disseminate good neurological practice throughout European countries (e.g. provide scientific content for the EAN website & 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 clinical practice guidelines according to the latest scientific & evidence levels 

The EAN SC further oversees EAN’s Research Projects as well as the work of the EAN Guideline Production Group, the EAN Science School Task Force and the EAN Scientific Task Forces.

It is involved in selecting the winner of the annual European Journal of Neurology Award, reviewing endorsement request for scientific publications as well as survey proposals. The SC is further in charge of coordinating and overseeing the cooperation with the European Medicines Agency.

The EAN SC has one representative from the EAN Communication Committee, the Resident and Research Fellow Section, and from the Guideline production group. The European Journal of Neurology‘s Editor-in-chief sits on the SC as Ex officio.

The SC Chair is a member of the EAN Board and the EAN Programme Committee.


Berger, Thomas


Berger, Thomas
Vienna, Austria


Ashina, Messoud


Ashina, Messoud
Glostrup, Denmark
Bouwman, Femke H.


Bouwman, Femke H.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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
Tanasescu, Radu


Tanasescu, Radu
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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
Krzywicka, Katarzyna

Ex-officio member

Krzywicka, Katarzyna
Amsterdam, The Netherlands