General information about sub-specialty

The Neuropathy subspecialty concerns the diagnosis and management of different types of acquired and hereditary neuropathies.

Key diagnostic areas within neuropathies include clinical, electrophysiological, genetic, immunological and histopathological diagnosis, as well as implementation of newer diagnostic methods in the field such as magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound. Identification of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers of different neuropathies is also urgently needed.

Another focus of the panel are available therapies and development of new therapies for acquired and hereditary neuropathies, including both causal therapy and symptomatic therapy to improve patients’ quality of life and their wellbeing. Main areas of interest are inflammatory and hereditary neuropathies. The panel also takes care of other causes of neuropathies such as diabetic, metabolic, alcoholic, nutritional, infectious etc.

Since polyneuropathies may be a part of the clinical presentation and/or secondary to other diseases, the Scientific Panel on Neuropathies have tight collaboration with other EAN panels and with other specialists outside neurology. Healthcare organisation and delivery is another topic where Panel would be glad to contribute to the future.

About the EAN Scientific Panel Neuropathies

The neuropathies SP actively promotes and supports neuropathy-related issues, as well as educational and scientific activities within the framework of EAN.

The panel substantially contributes to the Scientific Programme at EAN congresses and other EAN educational activities. It develops clinical guidelines in collaboration with other associations, specifically with the Peripheral Nerve Society.

Group members are strongly encouraged to engage in the activities promoted by the panel and to contribute to the sharing of advances in the field of neuropathies via the Breaking News, Neurology Update, and eLearning sections of the EAN website, and to engage in the activities promoted by the panel.

The panel meets during the EAN congress.

Management Group

Krarup, Christian


Krarup, Christian (MD,Prof, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Nobile-Orazio, Eduardo


Nobile-Orazio, Eduardo (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Milan, Italy
Berlit, Peter

Management Group Member

Berlit, Peter (MD, Prof)
Berlin, Germany
Ciopleias, Bogdan

Management Group Member

Ciopleias, Bogdan (MD)
Braşov, Romania
Harbo, Thomas

PNS Representative

Harbo, Thomas (MD)
Aarhus C, Denmark
Kenina, Viktorija

Management Group Member

Kenina, Viktorija (Dr.)

Individual panel members

de Freitas, Marcos
de Freitas, Marcos (Professor, MD,PhD)
Niterói, Brazil
Gussago Brescia, Italy
Neuwirth, Christoph
Neuwirth, Christoph (MD, Assistant Professor, FEAN)
St. Gallen, Switzerland
Pareyson, Davide
Pareyson, Davide (MD)
Milan, Italy
Planté-Bordeneuve, Violaine
Planté-Bordeneuve, Violaine (MD, PhD)
Créteil, France
Rajabally, Yusuf
Rajabally, Yusuf (MD)
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Said, Gérard
Said, Gérard (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Shatillo, Andrey
Shatillo, Andrey (MD)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Sommer, Claudia
Sommer, Claudia (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Würzburg, Germany
Tankisi, Hatice
Tankisi, Hatice
Aarhus C, Denmark
Toyka, Klaus Viktor (MD, Prof)
Würzburg, Germany
Van den Bergh, Peter
Van den Bergh, Peter (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Brussels, Belgium
Yavorska, Nataliya
Yavorska, Nataliya (MD, Associate Professor, PhD)
Lviv, Ukraine

RRFS Member

Ciopleias, Bogdan
Ciopleias, Bogdan (MD)
Braşov, Romania

Partner Society Representatives

AOAN Representative

Kiernan, Matthew (Professor)
Sydney, Australia

Institutional panel members

Adams, David
Adams, David (MD, Prof)
Le Kremlin Bicetre, France
Afonso Ribeiro, Joana
Afonso Ribeiro, Joana
Coimbra, Portugal
Andersen, Henning
Andersen, Henning (MD, Prof)
Aarhus, Denmark
Arányi, Zsuzsanna
Arányi, Zsuzsanna (MD)
Budapest, Hungary
Baruca, Mateja
Baruca, Mateja (dr.)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Berlit, Peter
Berlit, Peter (MD, Prof)
Berlin, Germany
Bilic, Ervina
Bilic, Ervina (MD PhD neurologist)
Zagreb, Croatia
Bogdanova, Dessislava
Bogdanova, Dessislava (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Buneviciute, Ramune
Buneviciute, Ramune
Vilnius, Lithuania
Chroni, Elisabeth
Chroni, Elisabeth
Patras, Greece
Decard, Bernhard
Decard, Bernhard (MD)
Basel, Switzerland
Fabrizi, Gian Maria
Fabrizi, Gian Maria (MD)
Galan Davila, Lucia
Galan Davila, Lucia (MD PhD)
El Escorial, Spain
Holbech, Jakob Vormstrup
Holbech, Jakob Vormstrup (MD, PhD)
Odense, Denmark
Kaimak, Tatyana
Kaimak, Tatyana
Semey Kazakhstan, Kazakhstan
Keddie, Stephen
Keddie, Stephen (MD)
london, United Kingdom
Kleopa, Kleopas
Kleopa, Kleopas (MD, Prof)
Nicosia, Cyprus
Lisnic, Vitalie
Lisnic, Vitalie (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Chisinau, Moldova
Lunn, Michael P.T.
Lunn, Michael P.T. (MD)
London, United Kingdom
Millere, Elina
Millere, Elina (Dr.)
Riga, Latvia
Peric, Stojan Z.
Peric, Stojan Z. (MD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Petrikonis, Kestutis
Petrikonis, Kestutis (MD, PhD)
Kaunas, Lithuania
Pfund, Zoltán
Pfund, Zoltán (MD)
Pécs, Hungary
Rajdová, Aneta
Rajdová, Aneta (MD)
Rakocevic Stojanovic, Vidosava
Rakocevic Stojanovic, Vidosava (Prof)
Belgrade, Serbia
Renaud, Susanne
Renaud, Susanne (MD)
Neuchâtel, Switzerland
Sabre, Liis
Sabre, Liis (Dr)
Tartu, Estonia
Sanadze, Alexandr
Sanadze, Alexandr (MD, Prof)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Shkrobot, Svitlana
Shkrobot, Svitlana (Dr)
Ternopil, Ukraine
Simu, Mihaela Adriana
Simu, Mihaela Adriana (MD, Prof)
Timisoara, Romania
Sitaš, Barbara
Sitaš, Barbara (MD)
Zagreb, Croatia
Tan, Ersin
Tan, Ersin (MD, Prof)
Ankara, Turkey
Tozza, Stefano
Tozza, Stefano (MD)
Naples, Italy
Turcanova Koprusakova, Monika
Turcanova Koprusakova, Monika (MD, PhD.)
Martin, Slovakia
van Doorn, Pieter A.
van Doorn, Pieter A. (MD, Prof)
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Vlckova, Eva
Vlckova, Eva (MD, PhD)
Brno, Czech Republic