Fellow of EAN (FEAN)

Are you leading the way in neurology? Get special recognition for your achievements.

The title of ‘Fellow of the EAN’ acknowledges a limited number of neurologists/neuroscientists who are full individual/corresponding members and who deserve a special recognition.

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As FEAN, you enjoy a special status and receive:

  1. Permission to use the FEAN title in your CV and publication
  2. A medal recognizing your FEAN membership
  3. Active and passive voting rights for the Assembly of Delegates of EAN, including the possibility to apply for Individual Delegate and to elect the Individual Delegates

Who can join as a Fellow of EAN (FEAN)

This exclusive title, granted by the EAN Board, acknowledges a limited number of neurologists and honours their special service to neurology and the Society.

The qualifications and requirements for a FEAN are the following:

  • Neurologists or researchers having demonstrated special achievements in neurosciences,
  • Clinical practice of neurology,
  • EAN leadership or other (see below for details)

Get connected and visit the annual congress

Our EAN annual congress is the biggest gathering of general neurologists in Europe and the perfect place to meet your peers from more than 100 countries

Network and expand your knowledge

  • FEANS are eligible for a 10% discount on their APC for publishing OnlineOpen in the European Journal of Neuroloy (please contact membership@ean.org to receive your discount code).
  • My EAN: free webconferencing tool
  • Participate in EAN Scientific Panels
  • Online eLearning platform eanCampus

Shape the future of EAN & Participate

  • Voting rights & Committee participation

Enjoy your special status

  • The right to use the FEAN title in your CV and publications & a medal stating your FEAN status

How to apply for FEAN membership 

Applications must be addressed to the EAN Secretary General with:

  • A cover letter detailing the important achievements
  • A complete application form
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV) including a list of publications
  • Statement of support from a current Fellow of EAN member

Fellow of EAN qualifying criteria

1.      Certification

Applicant must be a recognized specialist in neurology in their country or a basic scientist.
Applicant must be a full individual/corresponding EAN member

2.      Support from a current FEAN

Applicant must provide a letter of recommendation from another current Fellow of EAN.

3.      Neurosciences Interest

Applicant must show their chief interest is directed toward academic practice, teaching, or research in the neurosciences. 

4.      EAN Membership

Applicant must be a Neurologist or Neuroscientist and member of EAN for no less than five current consecutive years at the time of application submission and after residency end date. The Board may waive the consecutive years' requirement if the candidate's membership has briefly lapsed because of hardship or other exceptional circumstances. 

5.      EAN Meeting Attendance 

Applicants must have attended the majority (>50%) of EAN Annual Meetings after becoming a full individual/corresponding EAN member.

6.      Professional Standing

Applicant must have an overall professional reputation and standing (e.g. awards, invited lectures, Board Membership of other neurological societies, or other key performance indicators), as determined by the EAN Board, that qualifies the candidate for this premier designation.  

7.      Special Achievement 

Applicant must have demonstrated special achievement in teaching, research, or clinical practice of neurology. The candidate’s cumulative body of achievement is considered on a case-by-case basis from the criteria of any or all of the following areas of special achievement.

Teaching: significant contribution to education in neurology and neuroscience such as a) authorship of textbooks and educational articles, b) regular presentations at national and international level, and 3) organization of educational event at pre- and postgraduate level. The candidate is expected to hold a teaching appointment with an associate professor or comparable status.

Research: significant contribution to the medical literature. Although there is not an absolute numerical requirement for publications the candidate's body of work should be appropriate for promotion to associate professor in a standard academic setting.

Clinical practice: significant regional, national, or international service in the area of clinical neurology above and beyond the requirements of the physician’s employment contract or activities which promote neurology or the neurosciences. Significant dedication of time and effort to public education outside practice; practice in an underserved community or for an underserved patient population; charitable or volunteered medical services inside or outside practice; service to health or medical-related community service organizations; public relations explaining neurology; and awards from medical or community organizations.

EAN Leadership: Significant and continuing service to the Academy in a leadership position.
Examples of EAN leadership include, but are not limited to, service as a member of the management group of an EAN Scientific Panel; as a member of the editorial board of the European Journal of Neurology; or as a member of an EAN guideline panel.

Other special achievements: to be determined by the Board.

Fellow of EAN (FEAN)
€ 300 *
membership fee per calendar year

* Make savings

  • If your place of work is in a middle income country (as defined by World Bank) you are entitled to a discount of 50% off the membership fee. The same discount applies to neurologists who are retired from their professional work.
  • If your place of residence is in one of the low income countries (as defined by World Bank) your EAN membership is free of charge.
  • Members of AAN get a 10% discount off their EAN membership fee, European EAN members get a 10% discount off their AAN membership fee