UPCOMING WEBINAR: Addressing Gender Equity in Neurological Care (Oct 4)

WHEN: Tuesday, Oct 4, 14.00 – 15.00hrs CET
WHERE: Microsoft Teams Webinar (registration required)

Despite the higher prevalence rate in women than in men of many neurological disorders (e.g. multiple sclerosis, migraine, Alzheimer’s disease), gender stereotypes can have a negative impact, leading to under-diagnosis, misdiagnosis and delayed treatment. Furthermore, while women experience neurological disorders differently to men (symptomatic profile, pace of progression and effectiveness of medication), women are often excluded from research. In addition to the experience of the patient, the majority of informal caregiving roles are occupied by women who are also burdened by the gender divide.

In 2022, EFNA conducted a large-scale survey- ‘Assessing diagnosis and care pathways of people living with neurological disorders in Europe‘. During this event the survey results will be launched with a focus on the gender differences that have been uncovered.

We will also hear from leading experts and key stakeholders will share their views, with time for audience questions.




  • Dr. Orla Galvin, Executive Director, EFNA
  • Maria Teresa Ferretti, CSO and Co-founder, Women’s Brain Project
  • Chantel Fouche, Treasurer, ADHD-Europe
  • Elena Ruiz de la Torre, Executive Director, European Migraine and Headache Alliance (EMHA)
  • Robin Pinkston, Secretary, Caritas Malta Epilepsy Association
  • Joke Jaarsma, Past President, European Alliance for Restless Legs Syndrome (EARLS)