Task Force on Gender and Diversity issues in Neurology

In March 2020, an EAN Task Force on Gender and Diversity issues in Neurology was established given the growing evidence of significant disparities between women and men in the clinical presentation of several neurological disorders. Moreover, other variables, like race, ethnicity and gender can impact many aspects of neurological disease and the overall practice of neurology. An understanding of the reasons underlying these differences is important to establish accurate diagnoses, and to determine appropriate treatment and prevention.

EAN recognised the importance and need of involvement in addressing those issues and decided to establish the Task Force.

The overall goals of this Task Force are:

  • To increase awareness of sex, gender, ethnic and racial differences, and diversity in neurological disorders
  • To understand the aetiology of these differences
  • To recognize their impact on the overall practice of neurology
  • To promote gender and ethnic equality in care for neurological disorders
  • To disseminate knowledge on gender and other diversity issues in neurology
  • To foster health care systems changes
  • To partner with other associations and societies interested on the subject
     

Chairpersons

de Visser, Marianne

Co-Chair

de Visser, Marianne (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Moro, Elena

Co-Chair

Moro, Elena (MD, Prof, FEAN, FAAN)
Grenoble, France

Members

Aamodt, Anne Hege

Member

Aamodt, Anne Hege (MD, PhD, FESO)
Oslo, Norway
Arabia, Gennarina

Member

Arabia, Gennarina
Catanzaro, Italy
Aybek Rusta, Selma

Member

Aybek Rusta, Selma (MD)
Bern, Switzerland
Bassetti, Claudio

Member

Bassetti, Claudio (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Bern, Switzerland

Member

Ferretti, Maria Teresa
Wien, Austria
Giovannoni, Gavin

Member

Giovannoni, Gavin (Professor of Neurology)
London, United Kingdom
Gouider, Riadh

Member

Gouider, Riadh (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Tunis, Tunisia
Grisold, Wolfgang

Member

Grisold, Wolfgang (MD, Prof)
Vienna, Austria
Lebedeva, Elena R.

Member

Lebedeva, Elena R. (MD, PhD, DMedSci, Prof, FEAN)
Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
Mansour, Alia Hassan Mahmoud

Member

Mansour, Alia Hassan Mahmoud (MD)
Egypt
Molnar, Maria J.

Member

Molnar, Maria J. (Prof.)
Budapest, Hungary
Sommer, Claudia

Member

Sommer, Claudia (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Würzburg, Germany
Vonck, Kristl

Member

Vonck, Kristl (MD, Prof, FEAN)
Gent, Belgium
Carvalho, Vanessa

RRFS Representative

Carvalho, Vanessa (MD)
Porto, Portugal
Jaarsma, Joke

EFNA/ Patient Representative

Jaarsma, Joke
Amsterdam, The Netherlands