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

Sellner, Johann

Co-Chair

Sellner, Johann (MD, Prof, FAAN FANA FEAN)
Mistelbach, Austria
Taba, Pille

Co-Chair

Taba, Pille (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tartu, Estonia
Akhvlediani, Tamar

Management Group Member

Akhvlediani, Tamar (MD, PhD)
Tbilisi, Georgia
García Azorín, David

RRFS Representative

García Azorín, David (MD)
Valladolid, Spain
Pfausler, Bettina

Management Group Member

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

Management Group Member

Steiner, Israel (MD, Prof)
Petach Tikva, Israel

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)
Greater London, United Kingdom
Harizi, Edlira
Harizi, Edlira (MD)
Durres, Albania
Helbok, Raimund
Helbok, Raimund (MD)
Innsbruck, Austria
Porta-Etessam, Jesús
Porta-Etessam, Jesús (MD, PhD, Assoc Prof, FEAN)
Madrid, Spain
Steck, Andreas J.
Steck, Andreas J. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Epalinges, Switzerland
Tranchant, Christine
Tranchant, Christine (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Strasbourg, France
Tyler, Kenneth (Louise Baum Endowed Chair and Chairman of Neurology)
Aurora, United States

RRFS Members

Bârsan, Ioana-Cristina
Bârsan, Ioana-Cristina (Doctor)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Muñiz Castrillo, Sergio
Lyon, France

Partner Society Representatives

Rostásy, Kevin

EPNS representative

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

Institutional panel members

Bernard-Valnet, Raphael
Bernard-Valnet, Raphael (Dr.)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Buday, József
Buday, József (MD)
Hungary
Davies, Nicholas
Davies, Nicholas (PhD, FRCP)
London, United Kingdom
de Broucker, Thomas
de Broucker, Thomas (MD)
Sain- Denis, France
Dumanscaia, Maria
Dumanscaia, Maria (Resident doctor)
Chisinau, Moldova
Gūtmane, Evija
Gūtmane, Evija (Dr.)
Latvia
Jelcic, Ilijas
Jelcic, Ilijas (Dr. med.)
Zurich, Switzerland
Jevtovic, Djordje
Jevtovic, Djordje (MD, Prof)
Belgrade, Serbia
Karelis, Guntis
Karelis, Guntis (PhD)
Riga, Latvia
Klein, Matthias
Klein, Matthias (MD, Prof)
Munich, Germany
Lehrmann Aegidius, Karen
Lehrmann Aegidius, Karen (Ms.)
Charlottenlund, Denmark
Libertínová, Jana
Libertínová, Jana (MD)
Praha 5 - Motol, Czech Republic
Manole, Elena
Manole, Elena (MD, AssProf)
Chisinau, Moldova
Martinez, Laurent
Martinez, Laurent
France
Milanova, Milena
Milanova, Milena (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Monaco, Salvatore
Monaco, Salvatore (MD)
Verona, Italy
NIKOLAIDIS, IOANNIS
NIKOLAIDIS, IOANNIS (PhD)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Romoli, Michele
Romoli, Michele (MD)
Perugia, Italy
Schmutzhard, Erich
Schmutzhard, Erich (MD, Prof)
Innsbruck, Austria
Smets, Ide
Smets, Ide (MD)
Leuven, Belgium
Steiner, Israel
Steiner, Israel (MD, Prof)
Petach Tikva, Israel
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
Voloshyn-Gaponov, Ivan K.
Voloshyn-Gaponov, Ivan K. (MD)
Ukraine
Vucic, Marija
Vucic, Marija
Afghanistan
Yaka, Erdem
Yaka, Erdem (MD)
Zagorskiene, Irena
Zagorskiene, Irena
Vilnius, Lithuania
Zulehner, Gudrun
Zulehner, Gudrun (MD)
Austria