The European Academy of Neurology (EAN) is a non-profit, medical society representing more than 45,000 members within the neurology profession and related fields, as well as 47 European national societies. EAN is the Home of Neurology in Europe and aims to advance high-quality patient care. We also aim to keep Europe at the forefront of neurological research and maintain its position as world’s scientific leader in neurology.
EAN was founded in 2014, when the two main European neurological societies, the European Neurological Society (ENS) and European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS), agreed to join forces and merge into a single organisation.
Towards our mission to be the home of neurology and advance high-quality patient care, we also foster quality in neurology and bring together Europe’s best clinicians, educators and scientists in the field to achieve our mission. EAN also organises, among many other activities, schools and workshops on translational issues in neurology. This facilitates continuous professional development.
Our officers and leadership are renowned experts in neurology, who volunteer their time to help strengthen our organisation and serve researchers, clinicians and patients within the field of neurology.
Ensuring excellence in neurology requires continuous learning throughout the careers of all neurologists in Europe. To facilitate this, we organise the annual EAN Congress which attracts more than 7,000 attendees. In 2020, EAN held a virtual congress that saw the participation of more than 45,000 attendees from around the world. At the EAN Congress, delegates meet and share research results and exchange current best practices. We also provide our members with access to our peer-reviewed scientific publication, the European Journal of Neurology, together with regular news and updates via our EANpages website and email newsletters.