Activities and Description of the EAN Scientific Panel on Neuroepidemiology

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 Scientific Panel (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. They are invited to participate to the meetings held within the EAN annual congress, and contacts are individually undertaken on a weekly basis on EAN activities to be planned and carried out.

Indeed, due to their expertise in methodology, our panel members are committed to transversally collaborate with other EFNS panels in ensuring adequate study designs and correct interpretation of results.

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. One such strategy currently implies training panel members on the use of GradePro application to generate recommendations.

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. Bulgaria, Moldova, resource-poor countries). In the past, members of the SP have individually collaborated with liason societies, such as the European Charcot Foundation for Multiple Sclerosis Research, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform (EMSP), and the European Brain Council (EBC).

Management Group

Bereczki, Daniel


Bereczki, Daniel (MD, Prof)
Budapest, Hungary
Magyari, Melinda


Magyari, Melinda (MD PhD, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Angelopoulou, Efthalia

RRFS Representative

Angelopoulou, Efthalia (MD, MSc)
Athens, Greece
Ragonese, Paolo

Management Group Member

Ragonese, Paolo (MD, PhD)
Palermo, Italy

Individual panel members

Akhvlediani, Tamar
Akhvlediani, Tamar (MD)
Tbilisi, Georgia
Baldin, Elisa
Bologna, Italy
Beghi, Ettore
Beghi, Ettore (MD, FEAN)
Milano, Italy
Giroud, Maurice
Giroud, Maurice (MD, Prof, FEAN)
DIJON, France
Harizi, Edlira
Harizi, Edlira (MD, PhD)
Durres, Albania
Leone, Maurizio A.
Leone, Maurizio A. (MD, FEAN)
S. Giovanni Rotondo, Italy
Catania, Italy
Pugliatti, Maura
Pugliatti, Maura (MD, Prof)
Ferrara, Italy
Scarmeas, Nikolaos
Scarmeas, Nikolaos (MD)
Athens, Greece
Solari, Alessandra
Solari, Alessandra (MD Neurologist)
Milan, Italy
Zedde, Marialuisa
Zedde, Marialuisa (MD)
Reggio Emilia, Italy

RRFS Member

Aleksovska, Katina
Aleksovska, Katina (MD, MSc)
Skopje, North Macedonia
Bianchi, Alessia
Bianchi, Alessia (MD)
Palermo, Italy
Catania, Italy
Gavriilaki, Maria
Gavriilaki, Maria (MD, MSc)
GREECE, Greece
Kobulashvili, Teia
Kobulashvili, Teia (Dr)
Salzburg, Austria
Koduri, Venkata Krishna Chaitanya
Koduri, Venkata Krishna Chaitanya (MD, DM, MRCP(SCE Neurology))
Hyderabad, India
Mukushev, Askhat
Mukushev, Askhat
Almaty, Kazakhstan
Papagiannakis, Nikolaos
Papagiannakis, Nikolaos (Dr.)
Marousi, Greece
Pilotto, Silvy
Cagliari, Italy
Romoli, Michele
Romoli, Michele (MD, FEBN)
Cesena, Italy
Tinti, Lorenzo
Tinti, Lorenzo (MD)
Milano, Italy

Partner Society Representatives

wasay, mohammad

AOAN Representative

wasay, mohammad
karachi, Pakistan
O'Callaghan, Finbar

EPNS representative

O'Callaghan, Finbar (MD, Prof)
London, United Kingdom

Institutional panel members

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