Palliative Care

The Palliative Care group aims to encourage the development of palliative care for people with chronic progressive neurological disease.  For that purpose the following priorities derived from the EAN Strategic plan are of paramount importance:

  • Increase the availability and standards of neurological service by establishing evidence-based guidelines
  • Increase the interest in palliative care by featuring at the scientific programme and at the educational courses at the annual EAN congress

This has been in collaboration with the European Association for Palliative Care and a Memorandum of Understanding was signed by the Presidents of the EAPC and EAN at the Congress in Copenhagen. The EAN and EAPC will continue to collaborate to help foster the development of care for patients, and their families, and to empower health care workers, in particular neurologists and palliative care physicians to offer the highest possible care.

The Panel has been working on:

  • A consensus review on the development of palliative care for patients with chronic and progressive neurological disease:
    Oliver DJ, Borasio GD, Caraceni A, de Visser M, Grisold W, Lorenzl S, Veronese S, Voltz R. A consensus review on the development of palliative care for patients with chronic and progressive neurological disease.  Eur J Neurol 2016; doi:10.1111/ene.12889
  • A Core Curriculum for palliative care and neurology – with core educational aims for both neurologists and palliative medicine specialists. This is still being developed.
  • Developing sessions on palliative care for the EAN Congresses both at the Scientific and Educational Programme.
  • Continuing collaboration with the World Federation of Neurology

In 2017 it is hoped to develop a collaborative research project looking at the effectiveness and acceptability of palliative care for patients with neurological disease.  This is envisaged to be a multicentre project across Europe.

Management Group

Cras, Patrick


Cras, Patrick (MD, FEAN)
Edegem, Belgium
Vanopdenbosch, Ludo


Vanopdenbosch, Ludo (Dr)
Brugge, Belgium
de Visser, Marianne

Management Group Member

de Visser, Marianne (Prof,)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Oliver, David

Management Group Member

Oliver, David (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Rochester, United Kingdom
Tudor, Katarina

RRFS Representative

Tudor, Katarina (MD)
Zagreb, Croatia

Individual panel members

Voltz, Raymond
Voltz, Raymond (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Weber, Markus
Weber, Markus (MD, Prof)
St. Gallen, Switzerland

RRFS Member

Pîrlog, Bianca-Oana
Pîrlog, Bianca-Oana (MD)
Cluj-Napoca, Romania

Partner Society Representatives

Oliver, David

Management Group Member

Oliver, David (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Rochester, United Kingdom

Patient Representative

Jaarsma, Joke

Patient representative

Jaarsma, Joke
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Institutional panel members

Alexa, Valeria
Alexa, Valeria (MD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Anghel, Daniela Nicoleta
Anghel, Daniela Nicoleta
Bucureşti, Romania
Binck, Sylvia
Binck, Sylvia (MD)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Bogdanov, Enver
Bogdanov, Enver (MD, Prof.)
Kazan, Russian Federation
Bošković Matić, Tatjana
Bošković Matić, Tatjana (MD)
Kragujevac, Serbia
Borasio, Gian Domenico
Borasio, Gian Domenico (MD, Prof)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Danel, Véronique
Danel, Véronique
Danel Brunaud, Véronique
Danel Brunaud, Véronique (MD)
Lille, France
Deretzi, Georgia
Deretzi, Georgia (MD)
Thessaloniki, Greece
Evdokimidis, Ioannis
Evdokimidis, Ioannis (MD, AssProf)
Athens, Greece
Guijarro-Castro, Cristina
Madrid, Spain
Kesenheimer, Eva
Kesenheimer, Eva (Dr.)
Basel, Switzerland
Klepac, Natasa
Klepac, Natasa (MD)
Zagreb, Croatia
Koritnik, Blaž
Koritnik, Blaž (Assist. Prof.)
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Lorenzl, Stefan
Lorenzl, Stefan (MD Prof)
Salzburg, Austria
Maslarov, Dimitar
Maslarov, Dimitar (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria
McKenna, Mary Clare
Dublin, Ireland
Milosevic, Vuk
Milosevic, Vuk (MD, PhD)
Nis, Serbia
Moglia, Cristina
Moglia, Cristina (MD)
Torino, Italy
Nazliel, Bijen
Nazliel, Bijen (MD, Prof)
Ankara, Turkey
Novak, Helmut F.
Novak, Helmut F. (MD)
Salzburg, Austria
Plesca, Svetlana
Plesca, Svetlana (MD, PhD)
Chisinau, Moldova
Pucci, Eugenio
Pucci, Eugenio (MD)
Roddate, Marija
Roddate, Marija
Riga, Latvia
Roesler, Cornelia
Roesler, Cornelia (MD)
Szok, Délia
Szok, Délia (MD, AssProf)
Szeged, Hungary
Valante, Ramona
Valante, Ramona
Riga, Latvia
Velon, Ana Graça
Velon, Ana Graça
Vila Real, Portugal