Dementia and cognitive disorders

General information about sub-specialty

This sub-speciality concerns the diagnosis and management of cognitive disorders and dementia with a special emphasis on neurodegenerative diseases. Cognitive disorders may impair various cognitive domains, including memory, perception, language, social cognition, attention, and executive functions. At the stage of dementia, cognitive impairment interferes with the normal activities of daily living. The diagnosis of cognitive disorders relies on neurological examination, neuropsychological testing, structural (MRI) and functional (PET) brain imaging, amyloid and tau positron emission tomography (PET), and fluid biomarkers. Family history collection and genetic screening are essential for the diagnosis of hereditary forms of dementia. Dementia research is investigating new blood and cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers, new radiotracers for PET, effective tools to detect early cognitive decline, genetic and environmental risk factors, preventive strategies, and targeted molecular therapies.

About the EAN Scientific Panel Dementia and Cognitive Disorders

The dementia and cognitive disorders scientific panel (SP) is responsible for promoting scientific and educational activities of the European Academy of Neurology related to the topic of dementias. The SP is active in the development of guidelines that provide a unified European framework for the diagnosis and management of neurocognitive disorders and related issues. The members of the SP collaborate to produce scientific contributions on international peer-reviewed journals. Among the ongoing collaborative efforts of the SP there are a global consensus initiative for Alzheimer’s disease, a European study on the biomarker-based diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), an ongoing review on dementia and COVID-19, and the preparation of guidelines on physical activities and exercise in dementia with the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS). The SP has contributed to the Neurology Updates available on the EAN website, and to the Scales and Scores collection. This year, the SP have organised two teaching courses, one symposium, and one focused workshop on the topic of dementia and neurocognitive disorders, contributed to a EAN Regional Teaching Course (Moscow, Russia) as well a joint symposium with the European Association of Nuclear Medicine (EANM) at the 2021 EANM Annual Congress. Junior Residents and Research Fellows Section (RRFS) members are actively involved in the scientific activities of the Panel. The SP management group organizes meetings approximately five times a year to update on ongoing projects and discuss new proposals.

Management Group

Frederiksen, Kristian Steen

Co-Chair

Frederiksen, Kristian Steen (MD, PhD, FEBN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nobili, Flavio

Co-Chair

Nobili, Flavio (Prof)
Genova, Italy
Durães, João

RRFS Representative

Durães, João
Coimbra, Portugal
Georges, Jean

Management Group Member

Georges, Jean (Mr)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Hort, Jakub

Management Group Member

Hort, Jakub (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Praha 6, Czech Republic
Schmidt, Reinhold

Management Group Member

Schmidt, Reinhold (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Tomic, Svetlana

Management Group Member

Tomic, Svetlana (Ass. Prof, FEAN)
Osijek, Croatia

Individual panel members

Aarsland, Dag
Aarsland, Dag
London, United Kingdom
Agosta, Federica
Agosta, Federica (MD)
Milan, Italy
Bergman, Noa
Bergman, Noa (MD)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Bermejo Velasco, Pedro Emilio
Bermejo Velasco, Pedro Emilio (MD, PhD)
Leganes, Spain
Boban, Marina
Boban, Marina (Assistant Professor)
Zagreb, Croatia
Calvo, Andrea
Calvo, Andrea (MD, PhD, AssProf, FEAN)
Torino, Italy
Cappa, Stefano F.
Cappa, Stefano F. (MD, Prof)
Pavia, Italy
Chabriat, Hugues
Chabriat, Hugues (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Paris, France
Chakhava, George G.
Chakhava, George G. (Assoc.Prof.)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Clarke, Stephanie
Clarke, Stephanie (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Değirmenci, Yıldız
Değirmenci, Yıldız (Prof., MD)
Istanbul, Turkey
Démonet, Jean-Francois
Démonet, Jean-Francois (MD, Professor, MD, PhD)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dichgans, Martin
Dichgans, Martin (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Munich, Germany
Ferrarese, Carlo
Ferrarese, Carlo (MD, Prof)
Monza, Italy
Filipovic, Sasa
Filipovic, Sasa (Prof, MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Filippi, Massimo
Filippi, Massimo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Fladby, Tormod
Fladby, Tormod (MD, Prof, FEAN)
LØRENSKOG, Norway
Frisoni, Giovanni B.
Frisoni, Giovanni B. (Professor)
Geneva, Switzerland
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
Hort, Jakub
Hort, Jakub (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Praha 6, Czech Republic
Husain, Masud
Husain, Masud
Oxford, United Kingdom
Laczó, Jan
Laczó, Jan (MD, PhD)
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Lahiri, Durjoy
Lahiri, Durjoy
KOLKATA, India
Luca, Antonina
Luca, Antonina (MD)
Catania, Sicilia, Italy
PARDINI, MATTEO
PARDINI, MATTEO (MD)
Popovic, Zvonimir
Popovic, Zvonimir
Osijek, Croatia
Portela Moreira, Isabel
Portela Moreira, Isabel (Neurologist)
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Rektorova, Irena
Rektorova, Irena (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brno, Czech Republic
Religa, Dorota
Religa, Dorota
Stockholm, Sweden
Rossor, Martin N.
Rossor, Martin N. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Rusina, Robert
Rusina, Robert
Prague, Czech Republic
Salmon, Eric
Salmon, Eric (Prof.)
Liège, Belgium
Santana, Maria Isabel Jacinto
Santana, Maria Isabel Jacinto (MD)
Coimbra, Portugal
Shiner, Tamara
Shiner, Tamara (MD)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Stefanova, Elka
Stefanova, Elka (Professor)
Belgrade, Serbia
Struhal, Walter
Struhal, Walter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tulln, Austria
Valis, Martin
Valis, Martin (MD, FEAN)
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Verdelho, Ana
Verdelho, Ana (MD, Prof)
Lisbon, Portugal
Versijpt, Jan
Versijpt, Jan (MD PhD, Prof)
Brussel, Belgium
Vuletic, Vladimira
Vuletic, Vladimira (MD, PhD, Ass.professor, FEAN)
Rijeka, Croatia
Waldemar, Gunhild
Waldemar, Gunhild (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark

RRFS Member

Bougea, Anastasia
Bougea, Anastasia (MD)
Athens, Greece
Fumagalli, Giorgio Giulio
Fumagalli, Giorgio Giulio (MD)
Milano, Italy
Ibrahim, Abubaker
Innsbruck, Austria
Öz, Didem
Öz, Didem
Izmir, Turkey
Parizkova, Martina
Parizkova, Martina
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Rauen, Katrin
Rauen, Katrin (MD, FEBN)
Zurich, Switzerland
Scarioni, Marta
Scarioni, Marta (MD)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel
Tábuas Pereira, Miguel (Dr)
Coimbra, Portugal
Terryn, Joke
Terryn, Joke (Dr.)
Leuven, Belgium
Toniolo, Sofia (Dr)
Oxford, United Kingdom
VOSKOU, PANAGIOTA
VOSKOU, PANAGIOTA (Dr)
Chalkida, Greece

Partner Society Representatives

Georges, Jean

Management Group Member

Georges, Jean (Mr)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Chen, Christopher

AOAN Representative

Chen, Christopher
Singapore

Institutional panel members

Annoni, Jean-Marie
Annoni, Jean-Marie (MD, Prof)
Fribourg, Switzerland
Araújo, Rui
Araújo, Rui (MD)
Porto, Portugal
Bachynska, Nataliya Y.
Bachynska, Nataliya Y. (MD, Prof)
Ukraine
Bell, Simon
Bell, Simon (Dr, MRCP)
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Bouwman, Femke H.
Bouwman, Femke H. (MD)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Cerman, Jiří
Cerman, Jiří (MD, PhD)
Prague, Czech Republic
Di Lorenzo, Francesco
Di Lorenzo, Francesco (MD)
Rome, Italy
Dubois, Bruno
Dubois, Bruno (MD, Prof)
Paris, France
Duchshanova, Gulsum
Duchshanova, Gulsum
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
Engelborghs, Sebastiaan
Engelborghs, Sebastiaan (MD, PhD)
Brussel, Belgium
Felbecker, Ansgar
Felbecker, Ansgar (MD)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Flöel, Agnes
Flöel, Agnes (MD, Prof)
Germany
Franke, Christiana
Franke, Christiana (Dipl.-Med.)
Berlin, Germany
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
GMITTEROVA, KARIN
BRATISLAVA, Slovakia
Gregoric Kramberger, Milica
Gregoric Kramberger, Milica (MD, PhD)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Groppa, Stanislav
Groppa, Stanislav (MD, Prof)
Chisinau, Moldova
Guekht, Alla
Guekht, Alla (MD, Prof)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Hasselbalch, Steen Gregers
Hasselbalch, Steen Gregers (Professor)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Hutchinson, Siobhan
Hutchinson, Siobhan (MD)
Dublin, Ireland
Kálmán, János
Kálmán, János (Prof. Dr.)
Szeged, Hungary
Kaubrys, Gintaras
Kaubrys, Gintaras (Prof. MD, PhD.)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Klimkowicz, Alexandra
Klimkowicz, Alexandra
Krakow, Poland
Kolber, Pierre
Leudelange, Luxembourg
Kostiks, Andrejs
Kostiks, Andrejs (Dr.)
Riga, Latvia
Kovács, Tibor
Kovács, Tibor
Budapest, Hungary
Kresojevic, Nikola (MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Krikmann, Ülle
Krikmann, Ülle (MD)
Tartu, Estonia
Kuzmickiene, Jurgita
Kuzmickiene, Jurgita (MD)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Letra, Liliana
Letra, Liliana
Aveiro, Portugal
Manvelyan, Hovhannes
Manvelyan, Hovhannes
Yerevan, Armenia
Ozbabalik Adapinar, Belgin Demet
Ozbabalik Adapinar, Belgin Demet (MD, Prof)
Turkey
Papageorgiou, Sokratis
Papageorgiou, Sokratis (MD,Prof)
Athens, Greece
PARIENTE, Jérémie
PARIENTE, Jérémie
Popescu, Bogdan O.
Popescu, Bogdan O. (Professor, MD, PhD)
Bucharest, Romania
Pouyiouros, Costas
Pouyiouros, Costas (MD)
NICOSIA, Cyprus
Priede, Zanda
Priede, Zanda (Assoc.Prof.)
Riga, Latvia
Sánchez-Valle, Raquel
Barcelona, Spain
Scheltens, Philip
Scheltens, Philip (MD, Prof)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Schmidt, Reinhold
Schmidt, Reinhold (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Schott, Jonathan
Schott, Jonathan (MD, Prof, FEAN)
London, United Kingdom
Siuda, Joanna
Siuda, Joanna (MD PhD)
Katowice, Poland
Stefanova, Elka
Stefanova, Elka (Professor)
Belgrade, Serbia
Stögmann, Elisabeth
Stögmann, Elisabeth (MD)
Vienna, Austria
Tanne, David
Tanne, David (MD, Prof)
Haifa, Israel
Trajkov, Luchesar
Trajkov, Luchesar (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria