EAN Scientific Panels Management Group
The 29 EAN Scientific Panels are one of the strongest threads within the community and are often referred to as the organisation’s “scientific backbone”. The Panels have a hand in everything the EAN does from a scientific point of view, including coordinating clinical research, disseminating good clinical and research practice, assisting in planning the EAN annual congress, supporting the EAN’s educational efforts, and producing guidelines that assist neurologists in daily practice.
Each panel is run by its own Management Group (MG), elected by the Panel members.
Being a part of one of these MGs is an opportunity to play a direct part in determining the direction of scientific progress within Europe.
EAN Board urges every neurologist with a passion for the scientific future of their special area of interest to consider standing for election to the relevant Management Group.
- MG is the responsible partner of the Scientific Committee.
- The standard size of the Management Group is 3-6 elected persons, including two co-chairpersons.
- The duration of the mandate of a member on the MG is limited to a maximum of 6 years (3 x 2 years) in succession. The term of the Chairperson is 2 years, with the possibility of re-election once (2 x 2 years), if the limit of being a member of the MG (max. 6 years) is not exceeded.
- After a 2-year break a past MG member can apply again for any MG position.
- The hand-over of the co-chairpersonship and Management Groups will take place immediately after the election.
The Management groups serve as a link to the partner societies EAN has a Memorandum of Understanding with. These partner societies are asked to nominate a representative to sit on the MG and act as a liaison. In addition, EAN Resident and Research Fellow Section (RRFS) nominates their representatives who sit on the MGs to ensure that future generation of neurologists are involved in all scientific activities.
For information on the Panel composition and the tasks of the Management groups, please consult the Panel rules.
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- The members of the MG, especially co-chairpersons, should be well-established scientists in the field.
- Scientific quality and productivity are a major criterion for the selection of the MG.
- They need to have the time to realize tasks.
- They need to have leadership qualities, which allow them to manage projects within large working groups.
- The MG members must be individual members of EAN (FEAN, full or resident & research individual members of EAN).
- Neurologists at an early stage of their career are also encouraged to apply and become a part of the MG.
Like all leaders of EAN the applicants shall complete an application form, which consists of 5 parts:
- Confirmation that they are EAN Full/Resident/Corresponding Individual member or are currently applying to be one.
- Contact details (Please note that MG applicants must be based in Europe).
- Selection of Panel(s) they are applying for (& a cover letter in case they are applying for a co-chairpersonship position).
- CV including a list of publications.
- Register of interest, which purpose is to publicly provide information about EAN´s officers´ relations, which might be perceived as influencing their work.
The application form must be completed, and the application documents submitted via an online form for your application to be processed. We advise to prepare or have on-hand the relevant information or documents to make it easier to fill out this form.
The deadline for submitting applications is Friday, 1 October 2021, 23:55 CET.
Internal selection procedure based on the results
Results are officially announced
Hand-over of co-chairpersonship and MG positions
- The HO collects applications and organises an online secret ballot.
- All Scientific Panel members (excluding the patient representatives; and partner societies’ representatives, who are not EAN individual members) are invited to vote for their three favourite MG members (including co-chairpersons).
- The Scientific Committee (SC) decides on the final number (3-6) and the names of the elected MG members following the results of the poll. The final approval is done by the EAN Board.
- The SC proposes two persons from the MG, who will serve as co-chairpersons of the Panel, taking the results of the poll into consideration. They will be approved by the EAN Board and appointed by the President.
- In addition to the criteria for MG Members listed above, the SC and EAN Board will apply the following criteria when constituting the single Management Groups:
- geographical balance (max. two people from the same country, only one person from the same department, a panel should not be co-chaired by two persons from the same country),
- gender balance,
- It is not allowed to co-chair more than one panel.
For those who re-apply for the Management/co-chairpersonship position, the SC and EAN Board reserve the right to consider performance in the previous term.
The Scientific Panels consist of:
- Individual Panel members - every FEAN, Full, Corresponding and Resident individual member with an interest in the special field covered by the SP has the right to become a member of the SPs.
Membership duration is unlimited, as long as yearly dues are settled.
- Institutional Panel members - every EAN Full Institutional Member, i.e. European National Neurological Society, can name one national representative who has special qualifications in the field, and one neurologist in training to become a member of the SPs.
Members from national societies need to be re-appointed by the National Society every two years, along with the election. Head Office will contact national societies for nominations in October every other year.
- Resident and Research Fellow Section (RRFS) nominates its representative to each Scientific Panel, who will sit on the MG
- Memoranda of Understanding may include the privilege that the Partner (subspecialty) societies can propose members of the Panel/Management group. MG members nominated by the subspecialty societies are not invited to participate in the election.
- EFNA (European Federation of Neurological Associations) can nominate a patient representative to each relevant Panel.
MG selection of the Coordinating panel (currently, there is one Coordinating Panel on Rare neurological diseases) shall take place AFTER the election of the Scientific Panels’ MGs.
Further information will be shared soon.