Priority Topics 2022-2024

The EAN Guideline Production Group (GPG) has opened a Call for Guideline Topic Proposals at the start of 2022, in which more than 190 topic proposals were submitted by EAN Individual members, Scientific Panel members, Partner and National Societies.

These topic proposal submissions were evaluated by the GPG, Scientific Committee, and the EAN Board through a pre-explicit, transparent, independent and systematic prioritization process. In result, EAN has identified the top-ranking 30 as Priority Topics until 2024. Please find them listed below in alphabetical order.

 

Top 30 Priority Topics

  • Central nervous system vasculitis - diagnosis and treatment
  • Clinical guideline for treatment of traumatic brain injury
  • Clinical presentation, diagnosis, and treatment of small fiber neuropathy
  • Consensus practice framework on transition of care of patients with neurological disorders from paediatric services to adult health services
  • Diagnosis and management of orthostatic hypotension with supine hypertension
  • Diagnosis and management of tremor
  • Diagnosis and treatment of atypical Parkinsonism (PSP, CBD, MSA)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of functional movement disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of mitochondrial DNA maintenance disorders
  • Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease/Guideline for the diagnosis and management of Alzheimers Disease - update to 2010
  • Diagnosis of Dementia with Lewy body on a trajectory from prodromal stages to dementia
  • Drug prohylaxis in migraine/ Guidelines for prophylactic treatment of chronic migraine
  • EAN guideline on the therapeutic interventions and prognosis for patients with prolonged disorders of consciousness
  • EAN/EHF Guidelines on Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension and Orthostatic Headache
  • EAN-ILAE-EpiCARE joint guidelines for presurgical evaluation and surgical treatment of patients with complex and drug resistant epilepsies
  • ESO-EAN Guideline on Post-stroke cognitive rehabilitation
  • First line anti-seizure medication in adults/First line anti-seizure medication for newly diagnosed epilepsy in adults
  • Guideline on diagnosis and management of NMOSD: an update/European Guidelines for the treatment of NMOSD
  • Guidelines on the diagnosis and management of other primary headache disorders from the scientific panels of headache.
  • Management of autonomic dysfunction in parkinsonian syndromes.
  • Management of women with epilepsy before, during and after pregnancy
  • Neurological Wilson's disease- the diagnosis and treatment guidelines.
  • Obstructive sleep apnea and stroke
  • Palliative care in dementia and cognitive disorders
  • Palliative care of Parkinson's Disease
  • Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Precise Diagnosis and Management of Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
  • Recommendation for vaccinations in neuroimmunologic patients receiving DMTs or immunosuppressants
  • Rehabilitation of neurological impairments after Covid-19
  • Seizure prophylaxis in the ICU in high-risk populations  (SVT, SDH and SAH).
  • Sleep and dementia : Impact of sleep disorders in the prevention of dementia.
  • The approach to tremor patients who present habituation after DBS
  • Titration of Positive Airway Pressure Therapy in Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders
  • Treatment of neurological disorders of post Covid patients
  • Treatment of Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis
  • Usage of telemedicine to improve patient–relative interaction in critical care.
  • Withdrawal of antiseizure medication for patient with epilepsy in remission

Among these 30, 5 topics have been selected by the EAN Board to be funded for the 2022 Invitation for Conducting Guideline Projects on Priority Topics. The relevant EAN Panels are invited to conduct a guideline on the following topics:

 

Selected 5 Topics for 2022

  • EAN-ILAE-EpiCARE joint guidelines for presurgical evaluation and surgical treatment of patients with complex and drug resistant epilepsies
  • ESO-EAN Guideline on Post-stroke cognitive rehabilitation/Post-stroke rehabilitation
  • Diagnosis and treatment of atypical Parkinsonism (PSP, CBD, MSA)
  • EAN/EHF Guidelines on Spontaneous Intracranial Hypotension and Orthostatic Headache
  • Guideline on diagnosis and management of NMOSD: an update/European Guidelines for the treatment of NMOSD

 

    Your topic was not selected?

    How to proceed

    In case a topic proposal is part of the Top 30 but was not among the selected 5 Topics for 2022, there are two options on how to proceed:

    1.  You may submit a proposal via the bottom-up process, i.e., send it via email to scientific(at)ean.org. Please note that only standard guideline support will be provided for proposals submitted in this method.

    2. Alternatively, you may await for the next Call for Conducting Guideline Projects on Priority Topics, where your topic may be selected for dedicated funding.