General information about sub-specialty

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 (MD, PhD)
Milan, Italy
Bornstein, Natan


Bornstein, Natan (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tel Aviv, Israel
Aguiar de Sousa, Diana

RRFS Representative

Aguiar de Sousa, Diana (MD, PhD)
Lisbon, Portugal
Berlit, Peter

Management Group Member

Berlit, Peter (MD, Prof)
Berlin, Germany
Markus, Hugh

Management Group Member

Markus, Hugh (MD, Prof)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Mijajlovic, Milija

Management Group Member

Mijajlovic, Milija (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Belgrade, Serbia
Sandset, Else Charlotte

ESO representative

Sandset, Else Charlotte (MD,PhD)
Snarøya, Norway

Individual panel members

Bartels, Eva Prof.
Bartels, Eva Prof. (MD,Prof)
München, Germany
Chabriat, Hugues
Chabriat, Hugues (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Paris, France
Christensen, Hanne
Christensen, Hanne (MD, FEAN)
Copenhagen, Denmark
Cordonnier, Charlotte
Cordonnier, Charlotte (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Lille, France
De Marchis, Gian Marco
De Marchis, Gian Marco (Priv. Doz. Dr.)
Basel, Switzerland
De Reuck, Jacques L.
De Reuck, Jacques L. (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Ghent, Belgium
Demarin, Vida
Demarin, Vida (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Zagreb, Croatia
Dichgans, Martin
Dichgans, Martin (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Munich, Germany
ELSherif, Mohammed
ELSherif, Mohammed (MD,PhD, Dr)
Mansoura, Egypt
Enzinger, Christian
Enzinger, Christian (MD, FEAN)
Graz, Austria
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut
Faiss, Jürgen Hartmut (MD, Prof)
Teupitz, Germany
Fazekas, Franz
Fazekas, Franz (MD, Prof)
Graz, Austria
Ferrarese, Carlo
Ferrarese, Carlo (MD, Prof)
Monza, Italy
Ferro, José M
Ferro, José M (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Lisboa, Portugal
Gerloff, Christian
Gerloff, Christian (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Hamburg, Germany
Grau, Armin
Grau, Armin (MD, Prof)
Ludwigshafen, Germany
Harizi, Edlira
Harizi, Edlira (MD)
Durres, Albania
Herzig, Roman
Herzig, Roman (Prof, MD, PhD, FESO, FEAN)
Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Jancic, Ervin
Jancic, Ervin (MD, PhD, Ass. Prof.)
Karlovac, Croatia
Karagiorgis, Georgios
Karagiorgis, Georgios (MD)
Athens, Greece
Kumar, Nossam  Sai Sampath
Kumar, Nossam Sai Sampath (MD, Prof.)
Nellore, India
Lahiri, Durjoy
Lahiri, Durjoy
Lebedeva, Elena R.
Lebedeva, Elena R. (MD, PhD, DMedSci, Prof, FEAN)
Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Lenzi, Gian Luigi
Lenzi, Gian Luigi (MD, Emeritus Prof)
Roma, Italy
Mancuso, Michelangelo
Mancuso, Michelangelo (MD)
Pisa, Italy
Markus, Hugh
Markus, Hugh (MD, Prof)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Melo-Souza, Sebastiao Eurico
Melo-Souza, Sebastiao Eurico (MD)
Goiania-Go, Brazil
Moulin, Thierry (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Besançon, France
Mujanovic, Adnan (Dr.)
Bern, Switzerland
Ringelstein, E. Bernd
Ringelstein, E. Bernd (MD, Prof)
Münster, Germany
Schmutzhard, Erich
Schmutzhard, Erich (MD, Prof)
Innsbruck, Austria
Stoll, Guido
Stoll, Guido (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Würzburg, Germany
Van Gijn, Jan
Van Gijn, Jan (MD, Prof)
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Verdelho, Ana
Verdelho, Ana (MD, Prof)
Lisbon, Portugal
Vuletic, Vladimira
Vuletic, Vladimira (MD, PhD, Ass.professor, FEAN)
Rijeka, Croatia
Weber, Frank
Weber, Frank (MD Prof.)
Fürstenfeldbruck, Germany
Wiśniewski, Adam
Wiśniewski, Adam (MD, PhD)
Bydgoszcz, Poland
Zedde, Marialuisa
Zedde, Marialuisa (MD)
Reggio Emilia, Italy

RRFS Member

Fandler-Höfler, Simon
Fandler-Höfler, Simon (Dr.)
Graz, Austria
Ibrahim, Abubaker
Innsbruck, Austria
Ionescu, Mihai Radu
Ionescu, Mihai Radu (MD)
Bucharest, Romania
Koduri, Venkata Krishna Chaitanya
Koduri, Venkata Krishna Chaitanya (MD, DM, MRCP(SCE Neurology))
Hyderabad, India
Pîrlog, Bianca-Oana
Pîrlog, Bianca-Oana (MD)
Paris, France
Rifino, Nicola
Rifino, Nicola (MD)
Monza, Italy
Vlahovic, Dmitar
Vlahovic, Dmitar (MD)
Novi Sad, Serbia

Partner Society Representatives

Basri, Hamidon

AOAN Representative

Basri, Hamidon
Steinlin, Maja

EPNS representative

Steinlin, Maja (MD, Prof)
Bern, Switzerland
Sandset, Else Charlotte

ESO representative

Sandset, Else Charlotte (MD,PhD)
Snarøya, Norway

Patient Representative

Proios, Harriet

Patient representative

Proios, Harriet
Wilkie, Arlene

Patient representative

Wilkie, Arlene

Institutional panel members

Šaňák, Daniel
Šaňák, Daniel (MD)
Olomouc, Czech Republic
Alonso de Leciñana, María
Alonso de Leciñana, María (PhD)
Madrid, Spain
Arsovska, Anita
Arsovska, Anita (Prof. Dr.)
Skopje, North Macedonia
Bereczki, Daniel
Bereczki, Daniel (MD, Prof)
Budapest, Hungary
Bohmann, Ferdinand Oliver
Bohmann, Ferdinand Oliver (MD)
Frankfurt, Germany
Christensen, Louisa Marguerite
Christensen, Louisa Marguerite (MD, PhD)
Kgs Lyngby, Denmark
De Herdt, Veerle
De Herdt, Veerle (Professor)
Ghent, Belgium
Droste, Dirk W.
Droste, Dirk W. (MD, Prof)
Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Fidler, Mikhail
Fidler, Mikhail
Moscow, Russian Federation
Fonseca, Ana Catarina
Fonseca, Ana Catarina (MD PhD)
Lisboa, Portugal
Gattringer, Thomas
Gattringer, Thomas (MD PhD)
Graz, Austria
Gdovinova, Zuzana
Gdovinova, Zuzana (MD, Prof, FEAN, FESO)
Kosice, Slovakia
Groppa, Stanislav
Groppa, Stanislav (MD, Prof)
Chisinau, Moldova
Haralanov, Lyubomir
Haralanov, Lyubomir (MD, Prof)
Sofia, Bulgaria
Jatuzis, Dalius
Jatuzis, Dalius (MD, Prof)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Jovanovic, Dejana
Jovanovic, Dejana (MD, PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Kaponides, Georgios
Kaponides, Georgios (MD, Clinical Professor)
Limassol, Cyprus
Kappelle, L. Jaap
Kappelle, L. Jaap (MD, Prof)
Utrecht, The Netherlands
Karlinski, Michal
Karlinski, Michal (MD, PhD)
Warsaw, Poland
Knoflach, Michael
Knoflach, Michael
Innsbruck, Austria
Kondybayeva, Aida
Kondybayeva, Aida (MD, PhD)
Amaty, Kazakhstan
Kõrv, Janika
Kõrv, Janika
Tartu, Estonia
Lattanzi, Simona
Lattanzi, Simona (MD, PhD)
Ancona, Italy
Martinov, Michael Y.
Martinov, Michael Y. (MD, AssProf)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Mas, Jean-Louis
Mas, Jean-Louis (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Paris, Belgium
Masiliunas, Rytis
Masiliunas, Rytis (Mr)
Vilnius, Lithuania
Maskery, Mark
Maskery, Mark (Dr)
Preston, United Kingdom
McKenna, Mary Clare
Dublin, Ireland
Michel, Patrik
Michel, Patrik (MD, FEAN)
Lausanne, Switzerland
Miglane, Evija
Miglane, Evija (MD, PhD)
Riga, Latvia
Mishchenko, Tamara S.
Mishchenko, Tamara S. (MD, Prof)
Kharkiv, Ukraine
Mono, Marie-Luise
Mono, Marie-Luise (MD)
Aarau, Switzerland
Ozdemir, Atilla Ozcan
Ozdemir, Atilla Ozcan (MD)
Eskişehir, Turkey
Slowik, Agnieszka
Slowik, Agnieszka
Krakow, Poland
Stefanović Budimkić, Maja
Stefanović Budimkić, Maja (MD PhD)
Belgrade, Serbia
Szapary, Laszlo
Szapary, Laszlo
Tanne, David
Tanne, David (MD, Prof)
Haifa, Israel
Thomalla, Götz
Thomalla, Götz (MD)
Hamburg, Germany
Tiu, Cristina
Tiu, Cristina (MD, PhD)
Bucharest, Romania
Toni, Danilo
Toni, Danilo (MD)
Athens, Greece
Yeghiazaryan, Nune Samvel
Yeghiazaryan, Nune Samvel (Dr)
Yerevan, Armenia
Zgonc, Vid
Zgonc, Vid
Ljubljana, Slovenia