Coordinating Panel on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Neurology

General information on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Neurology

The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) is aware of substantial evident gaps existing for gender and ethnic differences in epidemiology, clinical features, pathophysiology, treatment, and outcome of many neurological disorders. Therefore, in March 2020, EAN first established a Task Force on Gender and Diversity, which was transformed into a Coordinating Panel in 2021.

Gender and diversity issues are also present in several other areas related to neurology and neuroscience, like education, professional careers, and health politics. EAN stipulates that not only science but also health care systems should reflect the changing demographic composition of communities which is increasingly observed across Europe. The health care work force should become more diverse and inclusive since there is evidence that this strategy will reduce disparities in health and health care.

Thus, the Coordinating Panel has the following main goals: To promote equal and accessible care to people with neurological diseases, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status and, to provide equal opportunities for all European neurologists (in training). 

About the Coordinating Panel on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Neurology

The Management Group of the CP holds monthly meetings, and twice a year there is a business meeting for all CP members.
The CP collaborates with EAN Scientific Panels to achieve the above goals, but also seeks cooperation with similar organisations within and outside Europe, e.g. EANO, ESO, AAN, FENS, WFN.

By contributing to the Scientific and Educational programme of the annual EAN Congress the CP envisions to create awareness about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in neurology.

Topics for systematic reviews and guidelines will be identified. For existing guidelines we need to assess whether Diversity, Equity and Inclusion have been addressed.


De Visser, Marianne
De Visser, Marianne
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Moro, Elena
Moro, Elena
Grenoble, France

Management Group Members

Arabia, Gennarina

Management Group Member

Arabia, Gennarina
Catanzaro, Italy
Carvalho, Vanessa

RRFS Representative

Carvalho, Vanessa
LISBOA, Portugal
Ferretti, Maria Teresa

Management Group Member

Ferretti, Maria Teresa
Wien, Austria
Rakusa, Martin

Management Group Member

Rakusa, Martin
Maribor, Slovenia

Members of the Coordinating Panel

Core Group Members

Abati, Elena
Abati, Elena
Milano, Italy
Angelopoulou, Efthalia
Angelopoulou, Efthalia
Athens, Greece
Battistella, Valeria
Battistella, Valeria
Porto, Portugal
Baykal, Betül Baykan
Baykal, Betül Baykan
Istanbul, Turkey
Berzero, Giulia
Berzero, Giulia
Milano, Italy
Canu, Elisa
Canu, Elisa
Milan, Italy
Christensen, Louisa Marguerite
Christensen, Louisa Marguerite
Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
Cicero, Calogero Edoardo
Cicero, Calogero Edoardo
Catania, Italy
De Stefano, Pia
De Stefano, Pia
Genève, Switzerland
Debove, Ines
Debove, Ines
Bern, Switzerland
Dias, Sara
Dias, Sara
Lisbon, Portugal
Fanciulli, Alessandra
Fanciulli, Alessandra
Innsbruck, Austria
Filosto, Massimiliano
Filosto, Massimiliano
Brescia, Italy
Guijarro-Castro, Cristina
Guijarro-Castro, Cristina
Madrid, Spain
Lebedeva, Elena
Lebedeva, Elena
Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Leonardi, Matilde
Leonardi, Matilde
Milan, Italy
Lovrencic-Huzjan, Arijana
Lovrencic-Huzjan, Arijana
Zagreb, Croatia
Mariotto, Sara
Mariotto, Sara
Verona, Italy
Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska, Maria
Mazurkiewicz-Bełdzińska, Maria
Gdansk, Poland
Mcgrath, Emer
Mcgrath, Emer
Ballinrobe, Ireland
Moccia, Marcello
Moccia, Marcello
Naples, Italy
Muntean, Maria-Lucia
Muntean, Maria-Lucia
Kassel, Germany
Nicoletti, Alessandra
Nicoletti, Alessandra
Catania, Italy
Nucera, Bruna
Nucera, Bruna
Merano, Italy
Öz, Didem
Öz, Didem
Izmir, Turkey
Ozturk, Serefnur
Ozturk, Serefnur
Konya, Turkey
Pajediene, Evelina
Pajediene, Evelina
Kaunas, Lithuania
Pasini, Francesco
Pasini, Francesco
Milano, Italy
Peric, Stojan Z.
Peric, Stojan Z.
Belgrade, Serbia
Petrosyan, Khachik
Petrosyan, Khachik
Yerevan, Armenia
Ragonese, Paolo
Ragonese, Paolo
Palermo, Italy
Rakusa, Martin
Rakusa, Martin
Maribor, Slovenia
Santos, Ernestina
Santos, Ernestina
Bonfim - Porto, Portugal
Sciacca, Giorgia
Sciacca, Giorgia
Catania, Italy
Smilowska, Katarzyna
Smilowska, Katarzyna
Katowice, Poland
Storti, Benedetta
Storti, Benedetta
San Donà di Piave, Italy
Toscano, Antonio
Toscano, Antonio
Messina, Italy
Tudor, Katarina Ivana
Tudor, Katarina Ivana
Zagreb, Croatia

RRFS Members

Acampora, Roberto

RRFS Member

Acampora, Roberto
Caserta, Italy
Accorroni, Alice

RRFS Member

Accorroni, Alice
Geneva, Switzerland
Arca, Vitor

RRFS Member

Arca, Vitor
Recife, Brazil
Colonna, Isabella

RRFS Member

Colonna, Isabella
Lecce, Italy
Cuffaro, Luca

RRFS Member

Cuffaro, Luca
Monza, Italy
Duque, Cristina

RRFS Member

Duque, Cristina
Porto, Portugal
Erdil, Esra

RRFS Member

Erdil, Esra
Istanbul, United Kingdom
Iodice, Francesco

RRFS Member

Iodice, Francesco
Roma, Italy
Montellano, Felipe A.

RRFS Member

Montellano, Felipe A.
Würzburg, Germany
Muharremi, Eti

RRFS Member

Muharremi, Eti
New York, United States
Rukavina, Katarina

RRFS Member

Rukavina, Katarina
Berlin, Germany
Sole Cruz, Eva

RRFS Member

Sole Cruz, Eva
Marseille, France

Student Member

Duarte, Alexia

Student Member

Duarte, Alexia
Curitiba, Brazil

EFNA/Patient Representative

Galvin, Orla

EFNA/ Patient Representative

Galvin, Orla
Brussels, Belgium

FENS Representatives

Krsnik, Željka

FENS Representative

Krsnik, Željka
Zagreb, Croatia

RRFS Representatives

Carvalho, Vanessa

RRFS Representative

Carvalho, Vanessa
LISBOA, Portugal

Individual Members

Aamodt, Anne Hege
Aamodt, Anne Hege
Oslo, Norway
Adamczyk-Sowa, Monika
Adamczyk-Sowa, Monika
Zabrze, Poland
Aybek, Selma
Aybek, Selma
Fribourg, Switzerland
Battistella, Valeria
Battistella, Valeria
Porto, Portugal
Cicero, Calogero Edoardo
Cicero, Calogero Edoardo
Catania, Italy
De Stefano, Pia
De Stefano, Pia
Genève, Switzerland
Değirmenci, Yıldız
Değirmenci, Yıldız
Istanbul, Turkey
Donzuso, Giulia
Donzuso, Giulia
Catania, Italy
Gouider, Riadh
Gouider, Riadh
Tunis, Tunisia
Grisold, Wolfgang
Grisold, Wolfgang
Vienna, Austria
Lebedeva, Elena
Lebedeva, Elena
Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Lo Re, Vincenzina
Lo Re, Vincenzina
Palermo, Italy
Pajediene, Evelina
Pajediene, Evelina
Kaunas, Lithuania
Popescu, Veronica
Popescu, Veronica
Pelt, Belgium
Sandrone, Stefano
Sandrone, Stefano
London, United Kingdom
Szejko, Natalia
Szejko, Natalia
Sochaczew, Poland
Vonck, Kristl
Vonck, Kristl
Gent, Belgium
Zedde, Marialuisa
Zedde, Marialuisa
Reggio Emilia, Italy