General information about sub-specialty

  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Rare heritable and not rheritable causes of Stroke
  • Cerebral amyloid angiopathy

This subspeciality is concerned with all forms of cerebrovascular disease, the most prominent being stroke. Stroke is one of the most frequent causes of death worldwide and one of the most prevalent neurological disorders with the highest mortality and disability rate. In the aging population of Europe, it is not only a major medical problem, but also a significant economic and healthcare issue. Therefore, it is important to prioritise stroke research and disseminate evidence-based treatments within European countries, especially those which are still developing both acute and sub-acute levels of stroke care.

Key clinical and research areas of this panel include the acute management of ischaemic stroke (such as endovascular stroke therapy, intravenous thrombolysis and other topics in acute stroke care), stroke work-up and strategies for secondary prevention. It also deals with haemorrhagic forms of stroke (intracerebral haemorrhage, subarachnoid haemorrhage) and more infrequent subtypes, such as cerebral venous thrombosis. Aside from stroke, the panel is also concerned with other cerebrovascular diseases, such as cerebral small vessel disease, cerebral amyloid angiopathy and vascular malformations. Other important research areas include sequelae from cerebrovascular disease, such as vascular dementia.

Therefore, the panel is interested not only in clinical management and medical therapy, but also in the usage of neuroimaging, laboratory and genetic investigations in cerebrovascular disease.


About the EAN Scientific Panel Stroke

The Scientific Panel Stroke actively promotes and supports issues related to cerebrovascular disease as well as educational and scientific activities within the framework of EAN. It aims at including members representatives from all European countries.

The panel substantially contributes to the Scientific Programme at EAN congresses (including plenary sessions, teaching courses and focused workshops) and other EAN educational activities, including regional teaching courses. It develops clinical guidelines in close collaboration with other European medical associations, including the European Stroke Organisation and the European Society of Cardiology. Most recently, the panel was involved in guidelines regarding monogenic stroke, post-stroke cognitive impairment, early motor rehabilitation after stroke and secondary stroke prevention in patients with persistent foramen ovale.

In the recent years, the panel has contributed to the EAN website and EANpages with numerous Neurology Updates, stroke-specific Scales and Scores and a Registrar’s Reading List. Group members, including the Resident and Research Fellow Section 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 stroke via EANpages, and to engage in the activities promoted by the panel. Young stroke neurologists are especially encouraged to take part in and perform research in the field of cerebrovascular disease.

Management Group

Bersano, Anna


Bersano, Anna
Milan, Italy
Christensen, Hanne


Christensen, Hanne
Copenhagen, Denmark
Arsovska, Anita

Management Group Member

Arsovska, Anita
Skopje, North Macedonia
Bornstein, Natan

Management Group Member

Bornstein, Natan
Tel Aviv, Israel
Fandler-Höfler, Simon

Management Group Member

Fandler-Höfler, Simon
Graz, Austria
Khutorov, Dmitrii

RRFS Representative

Khutorov, Dmitrii
Saint-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Sandset, Else Charlotte

ESO representative

Sandset, Else Charlotte
Snarøya, Norway
Tsivgoulis, Georgios

Management Group Member

Tsivgoulis, Georgios
Athens, Greece

Individual panel members

Abdellatif, Doaa
Abdellatif, Doaa
Cairo, Egypt
Berlit, Peter
Berlit, Peter
Berlin, Germany
Chabriat, Hugues
Chabriat, Hugues
Paris, France
De Reuck, Jacques L.
De Reuck, Jacques L.
Ghent, Belgium
Demarin, Vida
Demarin, Vida
Zagreb, Croatia
Dichgans, Martin
Dichgans, Martin
Munich, Germany
Elsherif, Mohammed
Elsherif, Mohammed
Mansoura, Egypt
Endres, Matthias
Endres, Matthias
Berlin, Germany
Falup Pecurariu, Cristian
Falup Pecurariu, Cristian
Brasov, Romania
Fazekas, Franz
Fazekas, Franz
Graz, Austria
Ferro, José M
Ferro, José M
Lisboa, Portugal
Fonseca, Ana Catarina
Fonseca, Ana Catarina
Lisboa, Portugal
Gerloff, Christian
Gerloff, Christian
Hamburg, Germany
Harizi (Shemsi), Edlira
Harizi (Shemsi), Edlira
Durres, Albania
Herzig, Roman
Herzig, Roman
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Ivashynka, Andrei
Ivashynka, Andrei
Milan, Italy
Jodaitis, Lise
Jodaitis, Lise
Brussels, Belgium
Lebedeva, Elena
Lebedeva, Elena
Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Mancuso, Michelangelo
Mancuso, Michelangelo
Pisa, Italy
Mosa, Ahmed
Mosa, Ahmed
Mansoura, Egypt
Mujanovic, Adnan
Mujanovic, Adnan
Bern, Switzerland
Pîrlog, Bianca-Oana
Pîrlog, Bianca-Oana
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Punter, Martin
Punter, Martin
Wellington, New Zealand
Ringelstein, E. Bernd
Ringelstein, E. Bernd
Münster, Germany
Schmutzhard, Erich
Schmutzhard, Erich
Innsbruck, Austria
Storti, Benedetta
Storti, Benedetta
Milano, Italy
Van Gijn, Jan
Van Gijn, Jan
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Verdelho, Ana
Verdelho, Ana
Lisbon, Portugal
Vuletic, Vladimira
Vuletic, Vladimira
Rijeka, Croatia
Weber, Frank
Weber, Frank
Augsburg, Germany
Yemisci, Muge
Yemisci, Muge
Ankara, Turkey

RRFS Member

A Pereira, Fernanda
A Pereira, Fernanda
Salvador, Brazil
Cimpanu, Catalina
Cimpanu, Catalina
München, Germany
Ciopleias, Bogdan
Ciopleias, Bogdan
Braşov, Romania
Dębiec, Aleksander
Dębiec, Aleksander
Warsaw, Poland
Di Donna, Martina Gaia
Di Donna, Martina Gaia
Rome, Italy
Fare', Matteo
Fare', Matteo
Monza, Italy
Filip, Rafaela Ruxandra
Filip, Rafaela Ruxandra
Brasov, Romania
Fontanelli, Lorenzo
Fontanelli, Lorenzo
Capannoli, Italy
Ibrahim, Abubaker
Ibrahim, Abubaker
Innsbruck, Austria
Kholodova, Margarita
Kholodova, Margarita
Kyiv, Ukraine
Lambea Gil, Álvaro
Lambea Gil, Álvaro
Barcelona, Spain
Malvaso, Antonio
Malvaso, Antonio
Milano, Italy
Moro, Meryem
Moro, Meryem
Marrakesh, Morocco
Muharremi, Eti
Muharremi, Eti
Tirana, Albania
Pinna, Francesca
Pinna, Francesca
Osilo, Italy
Rifino, Nicola
Rifino, Nicola
Milan, Italy
Rizzo, Federica
Rizzo, Federica
Carmiano, Italy
Saghir, Khadija
Saghir, Khadija
AGADIR, Morocco
Soares Dos Reis, Ricardo
Soares Dos Reis, Ricardo
Porto, Portugal
Sodero, Alessandro
Sodero, Alessandro
Florence, Italy
Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon
Tseriotis, Vasilis-Spyridon
Thessaloniki, Greece
Vlahovic, Dmitar
Vlahovic, Dmitar
Novi Sad, Serbia
Zhubi, Esra
Zhubi, Esra
Prishtina, Kosovo, Albania

Student Member

Abdul-Rahman, Toufik

Student Member

Abdul-Rahman, Toufik
Sumy, Ukraine
Aderinto, Nicholas

Student Member

Aderinto, Nicholas
Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Bist, Anil

Student Member

Bist, Anil
Bagmati, Nepal
Kayode, Ayomide

Student Member

Kayode, Ayomide
Ogbomoso, Nigeria
Nachaat Chahine, Dima

Student Member

Nachaat Chahine, Dima
Choueifat, Lebanon
Pepys, Jack

Student Member

Pepys, Jack
Milan, Italy
Petrovic, Ivan

Student Member

Petrovic, Ivan
Novi Sad, Serbia
Porfirio Correia, Vitor

Student Member

Porfirio Correia, Vitor
Ipatinga, Brazil
Thakur, Rishmita

Student Member

Thakur, Rishmita
Mumbai, India

Partner Society Representatives

Basri, Hamidon

AOAN Representative

Basri, Hamidon
Kopyta, Ilona

EPNS representative

Kopyta, Ilona
Katowice, Poland
Sandset, Else Charlotte

ESO representative

Sandset, Else Charlotte
Snarøya, Norway

Patient Representative

Institutional panel members

Šaňák, Daniel
Šaňák, Daniel
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Aamodt, Anne Hege
Aamodt, Anne Hege
Oslo, Norway
Acar, Türkan
Acar, Türkan
Sakarya, Turkey
Bereczki, Daniel
Bereczki, Daniel
Budapest, Hungary
Bohmann, Ferdinand Oliver
Bohmann, Ferdinand Oliver
Frankfurt, Germany
Bosnar-Puretic, Marijana
Bosnar-Puretic, Marijana
Zagreb, Croatia
Cășaru, Bogdan
Cășaru, Bogdan
Braila, Romania
Christensen, Louisa Marguerite
Christensen, Louisa Marguerite
Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
De Herdt, Veerle
De Herdt, Veerle
Ghent, Belgium
Droste, Dirk W.
Droste, Dirk W.
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Ferrari, Julia
Ferrari, Julia
Vienna, Austria
Fidler, Mikhail
Fidler, Mikhail
Moscow, Russian Federation
Gasnas, Alexandru
Gasnas, Alexandru
Chisinau, Moldova
Gattringer, Thomas
Gattringer, Thomas
Graz, Austria
Gdovinova, Zuzana
Gdovinova, Zuzana
Kosice, Slovakia
Groppa, Stanislav
Groppa, Stanislav
Chisinau, Moldova
Haralanov, Lyubomir
Haralanov, Lyubomir
Sofia, Bulgaria
Jatuzis, Dalius
Jatuzis, Dalius
Vilnius, Lithuania
Jovanovic, Dejana
Jovanovic, Dejana
Belgrade, Serbia
Jurjans, Kristaps
Jurjans, Kristaps
Riga, Latvia
Kaponides, Georgios
Kaponides, Georgios
Limassol, Cyprus
Kappelle, L. Jaap
Kappelle, L. Jaap
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Karlinski, Michal
Karlinski, Michal
Warsaw, Poland
Kobayashi, Adam
Kobayashi, Adam
Warsaw, Poland
Kondybayeva, Aida
Kondybayeva, Aida
Amaty, Kazakhstan
Kõrv, Janika
Kõrv, Janika
Tartu, Estonia
Kraglund, Kristian Lundsgaard
Kraglund, Kristian Lundsgaard
Oslo, Norway
Levshuk, Olga
Levshuk, Olga
Minsk, Belarus
Lindsberg, Perttu
Lindsberg, Perttu
Helsinki, Finland
Martinov, Michael Y.
Martinov, Michael Y.
Moscow, Russian Federation
Marto, João Pedro
Marto, João Pedro
Lisboa, Portugal
Masiliunas, Rytis
Masiliunas, Rytis
Vilnius, Lithuania
Mckenna, Mary Clare
Mckenna, Mary Clare
Dublin, Ireland
Michel, Patrik
Michel, Patrik
Lausanne, Switzerland
Miglane, Evija
Miglane, Evija
Riga, Latvia
Mishchenko, Tamara S.
Mishchenko, Tamara S.
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Mono, Marie-Luise
Mono, Marie-Luise
Aarau, Switzerland
Ozdemir, Atilla Ozcan
Ozdemir, Atilla Ozcan
Eskişehir, Turkey
Palaiodimou, Lina
Palaiodimou, Lina
Athens, Greece
Rodrigues, Miguel Maria Ribeiro Soares
Rodrigues, Miguel Maria Ribeiro Soares
Romoli, Michele
Romoli, Michele
Cesena, Italy
Sibon, Igor
Sibon, Igor
Sidarovich, Emiliya
Sidarovich, Emiliya
Minsk, Belarus
Stefanović Budimkić, Maja
Stefanović Budimkić, Maja
Belgrade, Serbia
Szapary, Laszlo
Szapary, Laszlo
Tanne, David
Tanne, David
Haifa, Israel
Thomalla, Götz
Thomalla, Götz
Hamburg, Germany
Tiu, Cristina
Tiu, Cristina
Bucharest, Romania
Vandervorst, Fenne
Vandervorst, Fenne
Vilvoorde, Belgium
Volný, Ondřej
Volný, Ondřej
Yeghiazaryan, Nune Samvel
Yeghiazaryan, Nune Samvel
Yerevan, Armenia
Zgonc, Vid
Zgonc, Vid
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Zini, Andrea
Zini, Andrea
Zuurbier, Yvonne
Zuurbier, Yvonne
Wognum, The Netherlands