Infectious diseases

The Scientific Panel on Infectious diseases focuses on providing guidelines for the diagnosis and management of infections of the nervous system.

It is also supporting educational curricula for the annual congresses, where a main topic, a teaching course or a focused workshop devoted to infections of the nervous system are presented by experts in the field.

So far six guidelines were published and include:

  1. Steiner I, Schmutzhard E, Sellner J, Chaudhuri A, Kennedy P G E. EFNS-ENS guidelines for the use of PCR technology for the diagnosis of infections of the nervous system. Eur J Neurol. 2012; 19:1278–1291.
  2. Mygland a., Ljostad U., fingerl V., Schmutzhard E., Steiner I.. EFNS Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of European Lyme dneuroborreliosis. Eur J Neurol 2010; 17:8-16, e1-4
  3. Steiner I., Budka H., Chaudhuri A, Koskiniemi M, Sainio K, Salonen O, Kennedy PG. Viral meningoencephalitis: a review of diagnostic methods and guidelines for management. Eur J Neurol. 2010; 17:999-e57
  4. Chaudhuri A, Martinez-Martin P, Kennedy PG, Andrew Seaton R, Portegies P, Bojar M, Steiner I; Chaudhuri A, Martinez-Martin P, Kennedy PG, Andrew Seaton R, Portegies P, Bojar M, Steiner I. EFNS guideline on the management of community-acquired bacterial meningitis: report of an EFNS Task Force on acute bacterial meningitis in older children and adults. Eur J Neurol. 2008; 15:649-659.
  5. Steiner I, Budka H, Chaudhuri A, Koskiniemi M, Sainio K, Salonen O, Kennedy PG. Viral encephalitis: a review of diagnostic methods and guidelines for management. Eur J Neurol. 2005; 12:331-343.
  6. Portegies P, Solod L, Cinque P, Chaudhuri A, Begovac J, Everall I, Weber T, Bojar M, Martinez-Martin P, Kennedy PG. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of neurological complications of HIV infection. Eur J Neurol. 2004; 11:297-304.

The "Guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of opportunistic infections in the nervous system" are under preparation.

Management Group

Akhvlediani, Tamar

Co-Chair

Akhvlediani, Tamar (MD)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Sellner, Johann

Co-Chair

Sellner, Johann (MD, Prof, FAAN FANA FEAN MBA)
Mistelbach, Austria
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael

Management Group Member

Bernard-Valnet, Raphael (MD, PhD)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Dias, Sara

RRFS Representative

Dias, Sara (MD)
Lisbon, Portugal
Eikeland, Randi

Management Group Member

Eikeland, Randi (MD)
Froland, Norway
Pfausler, Bettina

Management Group Member

Pfausler, Bettina (MD, Ass. Prof)
Innsbruck, Austria

Individual panel members

Baringer, Richard J.
Baringer, Richard J.
United States
Chakhava, George G.
Chakhava, George G. (Assoc.Prof.)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Chaudhuri, Abhijit
Chaudhuri, Abhijit (MD, DM, PhD, FACP, FRCP, FEAN)
Romford, United Kingdom
Harizi, Edlira
Harizi, Edlira (MD, PhD)
Durres, Albania
Helbok, Raimund
Helbok, Raimund (MD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Porta-Etessam, Jesús
Porta-Etessam, Jesús (MD, PhD, Assoc Prof, FEAN)
Madrid, Spain
Spatola, Marianna
Spatola, Marianna (MD, PhD)
Cambridge, United States
Steck, Andreas J.
Steck, Andreas J. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Epalinges, Switzerland
Taba, Pille
Taba, Pille (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tartu, Estonia
Tranchant, Christine
Tranchant, Christine (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Strasbourg, France

RRFS Members

Abramova, Anna
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael (MD, PhD)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Kerstens, Jeroen
Kerstens, Jeroen
Deurne, Belgium
KIM, I Room
Mistelbach, Austria
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Stanford, United States

Partner Society Representatives

Pal, Pramod

AOAN Representative

Pal, Pramod
India

EPNS representative

Rostásy, Kevin (Prof. Dr.)
Datteln, Germany

Institutional panel members

Abreu, Pedro (Dr)
Porto, Portugal
Arvaniti, Xrisa
Arvaniti, Xrisa
Greece
Bakirtzis, Christos
Bakirtzis, Christos
Thessaloniki, Greece
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael (MD, PhD)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Budai, József
Budai, József (MD)
Budapest, Hungary
Davies, Nicholas
Davies, Nicholas (PhD, FRCP)
London, United Kingdom
de Broucker, Thomas
de Broucker, Thomas (MD)
Saint Denis, France
Dumanscaia, Maria
Dumanscaia, Maria (Resident doctor)
Chisinau, Moldova
Duque, Cristina
Duque, Cristina
Porto, Portugal
Eikeland, Randi
Eikeland, Randi (MD)
Froland, Norway
Ferrari, Sergio
Ferrari, Sergio (MD)
Verona, Italy
Fiszer, Urszula
Fiszer, Urszula (MD, Prof)
Warsaw, Poland
Garcia-Moncó, Juan Carlos
Garcia-Moncó, Juan Carlos (MD)
Bilbao, Vizcaya, Spain
Gardin, Anna
Messina, Italy
Gūtmane, Evija
Gūtmane, Evija (Dr.)
Latvia
Jelcic, Ilijas
Jelcic, Ilijas (Dr. med.)
Zurich, Switzerland
Karelis, Guntis
Karelis, Guntis (PhD)
Riga, Latvia
Lehrmann Ægidius, Karen
Lehrmann Ægidius, Karen (Ms.)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Manole, Elena
Manole, Elena (MD, AssProf)
Chisinau, Moldova
Martinez, Laurent
Martinez, Laurent
France
Mina, Yair
Tel aviv, Israel
NIKOLAIDIS, IOANNIS
NIKOLAIDIS, IOANNIS (PhD)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Shprah, Vladimir
Shprah, Vladimir (MD, Prof)
Aland
Siminenco-Rotari, Anastasia
Baciu, Romania
Staromłyńska, Urszula
Lodz, Poland
Taba, Pille
Taba, Pille (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tartu, Estonia
Thoma, Julie
Thoma, Julie (MD)
Toncev, Gordana
Toncev, Gordana (MD, Prof)
Kragujevac, Serbia
Valaikiene, Jurgita
Valaikiene, Jurgita (MD, Assoc. Prof.)
Vilnius, Lithuania
van de Beek, Diederik
van de Beek, Diederik (MD, PhD, Prof, FEAN)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Vasile, Mihai Titus
Vasile, Mihai Titus (MD)
Bucharest, Romania
Velhin, Svitaslau
Velhin, Svitaslau (MD)
Minsk, Belarus
Voloshyn-Gaponov, Ivan K.
Voloshyn-Gaponov, Ivan K. (MD)
Ukraine
Vucic, Marija
Vucic, Marija
Afghanistan
Weber, Jörg
Weber, Jörg (MD)
Berlin, Germany
Yaka, Erdem
Yaka, Erdem (MD)
Zulehner, Gudrun
Zulehner, Gudrun (MD)
Vienna, Austria