General information about sub-specialty

Neuroepidemiology is a branch of epidemiology that involves the study of the frequency, occurrence, risk factors, natural history, progression, prognosis, consequences and control of neurological disorders in human populations.

The basic concept of epidemiology is the construction and application of proper analytic methods to elaborate complex and heterogeneous data with the appropriate study design, methods to estimate the associations between causes of diseases and disease onset, natural history and frequencies, considering potential factors that could alter these estimates (interaction and confounding).

Neuroepidemiology has been traditionally considered as an observational science, but another important part is its experimental component, which aims to investigate the effectiveness of intervention therapies in neurologic disorders via the proper methodology of clinical trials.

Even more recently, diagnostic and prognostic research, has also become part of Neuroepidemiology.

About the EAN Scientific Panel Neuroepidemiology

  • The Neuroepidemiology SP aims to promote neuroepidemiology-related issues, including educational and scientific activities within the framework of EAN.
  • Due to their expertise in methodology, our panel members are committed to transversally collaborate with other EAN SP panels in ensuring adequate study designs and correct interpretation of results throughout European countries.
  • The SP ultimately fosters the spread of an epidemiological culture among neurologists, as well as the establishment of neuroepidemiological study groups in countries developing a strong interest for the discipline (e.g. resource-poor countries).
  • The panel further aims to promote and support the use of standardized strategies across the panels to produce EAN guidelines according to the EAN principles.
  • The panel actively contributes to the Scientific Programme at annual EAN congresses, including educational activities like methodology-focused teaching courses, as well as to the educational content of the eLearning platform EAN Campus

At the end of 2008, the panel included 35 members from across Europe, high quality researchers covering focused interests in the epidemiology of a variety of neurological disorders, and clinical expertise. The SP was integrated with new members in order to geographically cover all European Countries, and allow active neuroepidemiologists to participate to our activities. Members have been shared the EAN general policies. All members, including RRFS members are invited to actively participate to the meetings held within the EAN annual congress, and encouraged to suggest topics and contribute to the sharing of knowledge in the field of Neuroepidemiology via Neurology Updates in the EAN Website, and the educational and scientific activities of the SP.

Management Group

Bereczki, Daniel


Bereczki, Daniel
Budapest, Hungary
Magyari, Melinda


Magyari, Melinda
Copenhagen, Denmark
Angelopoulou, Efthalia

RRFS Representative

Angelopoulou, Efthalia
Athens, Greece
Ragonese, Paolo

Management Group Member

Ragonese, Paolo
Palermo, Italy

Individual panel members

Akhvlediani, Tamar
Akhvlediani, Tamar
Tbilisi, Georgia
Aleksovska, Katina
Aleksovska, Katina
Skopje, North Macedonia
Baldin, Elisa
Baldin, Elisa
Bologna, Italy
Brigo, Francesco
Brigo, Francesco
Merano-Meran, Italy
Grosu, Oxana
Grosu, Oxana
Chisinau, Moldova
Harizi (Shemsi), Edlira
Harizi (Shemsi), Edlira
Durres, Albania
Inglese, Matilde
Inglese, Matilde
Genova, Italy
Ivashynka, Andrei
Ivashynka, Andrei
Milan, Italy
Leone, Maurizio A.
Leone, Maurizio A.
S. Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
Mosa, Ahmed
Mosa, Ahmed
Mansoura, Egypt
Nicoletti, Alessandra
Nicoletti, Alessandra
Catania, Italy
Pugliatti, Maura
Pugliatti, Maura
Ferrara, Italy
Scarmeas, Nikolaos
Scarmeas, Nikolaos
Athens, Greece
Sellner, Johann
Sellner, Johann
Mistelbach, Austria
Solari, Alessandra
Solari, Alessandra
Milan, Italy
Truelsen, Thomas Clement
Truelsen, Thomas Clement
København Ø, Denmark

RRFS Member

Bianchi, Alessia
Bianchi, Alessia
Palermo, Italy
Carvalho, Vanessa
Carvalho, Vanessa
LISBOA, Portugal
Cicero, Calogero Edoardo
Cicero, Calogero Edoardo
Catania, Italy
Gavriilaki, Maria
Gavriilaki, Maria
GREECE, Greece
Papagiannakis, Nikolaos
Papagiannakis, Nikolaos
Marousi, Greece
Pilotto, Silvy
Pilotto, Silvy
Cagliari, Italy
Romoli, Michele
Romoli, Michele
Cesena, Italy
Saghir, Khadija
Saghir, Khadija
AGADIR, Morocco
Tinti, Lorenzo
Tinti, Lorenzo
Milano, Italy

Student Member

Abdul-Rahman, Toufik
Abdul-Rahman, Toufik
Sumy, Ukraine
Pepys, Jack
Pepys, Jack
Milan, Italy
Umut, Gizem
Umut, Gizem
Ankara, Turkey
Xifaras, Nikolaos Christos
Xifaras, Nikolaos Christos
Athens, Greece

Partner Society Representatives

Wasay, Mohammad

AOAN Representative

Wasay, Mohammad
karachi, Pakistan
O'callaghan, Finbar

EPNS representative

O'callaghan, Finbar
London, United Kingdom

Institutional panel members

Astapenko, Anna V.
Astapenko, Anna V.
Minsk, Belarus
Batista, Miguel Viana
Batista, Miguel Viana
Almada, Portugal
Béjot, Yannick
Béjot, Yannick
Dijon, France
Bonkhoff, Anna
Bonkhoff, Anna
Boulanger, Marion
Boulanger, Marion
Branco, Mariana
Branco, Mariana
Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal
Costa, João
Costa, João
Lisbon, Portugal
Daskeviciute, Aurelija
Daskeviciute, Aurelija
Vilnius, Lithuania
De Marchis, Gian Marco
De Marchis, Gian Marco
Basel, Switzerland
De Pedro Cuesta, Jesús
De Pedro Cuesta, Jesús
Dimitrov, Ivan
Dimitrov, Ivan
Varna, Bulgaria
Dodel, Richard
Dodel, Richard
Marburg, Germany
Ercoli, Tommaso
Ercoli, Tommaso
Cagliari, Italy
Gavriluța, Diana
Gavriluța, Diana
Chisinau, Moldova
Guekht, Alla
Guekht, Alla
Moscow, Russian Federation
Hanghicel, Patricia
Hanghicel, Patricia
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Jan, Kobal
Jan, Kobal
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Kõrv, Janika
Kõrv, Janika
Tartu, Estonia
Kyrozis, Andreas
Kyrozis, Andreas
Lundqvist, Anders Christofer
Lundqvist, Anders Christofer
Lørenskog, Norway
Manea, Diana
Manea, Diana
Chisinau, Moldova
Mensikova, Katerina
Mensikova, Katerina
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Miglane, Evija
Miglane, Evija
Riga, Latvia
Ömercikoglu Özden, Hatice
Ömercikoglu Özden, Hatice
Istanbul, Turkey
Ozturk, Serefnur
Ozturk, Serefnur
Konya, Turkey
Papp, Viktoria
Papp, Viktoria
Odense, Denmark
Pekmezovic, Tatjana
Pekmezovic, Tatjana
Belgrade, Serbia
Piperidou, Charitomeni
Piperidou, Charitomeni
Aleksandroupoli, Greece
Pugliatti, Maura
Pugliatti, Maura
Ferrara, Italy
Rastenyte, Daiva
Rastenyte, Daiva
Kaunas, Lithuania
Salhofer, Sabine
Salhofer, Sabine
Scarmeas, Nikolaos
Scarmeas, Nikolaos
Athens, Greece
Secnik, Juraj
Secnik, Juraj
Prague, Czech Republic
Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, Halina
Sienkiewicz-Jarosz, Halina
Warsaw, Poland
Smilowska, Katarzyna
Smilowska, Katarzyna
Katowice, Poland
Stan, Adina
Stan, Adina
Cluj Napoca, Romania
Stankovic, Iva
Stankovic, Iva
Belgrade, Serbia
Sumelahti, Marja-Liisa
Sumelahti, Marja-Liisa
tampere, Finland
Tanne, David
Tanne, David
Haifa, Israel
Twomey, Eric
Twomey, Eric
Zürich, Switzerland
Vetra, Janis
Vetra, Janis
Riga, Latvia
Wermer, Marieke J.h.
Wermer, Marieke J.h.
Leiden, The Netherlands
Willeit, Peter
Willeit, Peter
Innsbruck, Austria