Special Session – EAN Congress 2019

‘A plan to strengthen brain health in Europe’

COME ALONG TO OUR SPECIAL SESSION AT THE EAN CONGRESS 2019, TO HEAR THE LATEST FIGURES ON NEUROLOGY FROM THE GLOBAL BURDEN OF DISEASE STUDY, HEAR WHY NATIONAL BRAIN PLANS MUST BE PUT IN PLACE, SEE A SUCCESSFUL EXAMPLE FROM NORWAY AND UNDERSTAND WHY WE MUST ADVOCATE TOGETHER FOR NEUROLOGY!

Norges Varemesse – Norway Convention & Exhibition Centre,
Messeveien 8, 2004 Lillestrøm.
Monday, July 1 – 08:00 – 09:30 – Jan Mayen 2

REGISTER HERE: https://forms.gle/SqwBw9DHqgsPrwPD8

This symposium, opened by EAN President Franz Fazekas, will focus on the increasing burden of brain diseases and the aim of EAN – and its patient-partners at the European Federation of Neurological Associations – to advocate for the development of European brain health plans to address this worrying trend.

The first national brain plan in Europe was launched in Norway in December 2017. This will be presented as a best practice template by State Secretary, Anne Grethe Erlandsen of the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services and Anne Hege Aamodt, President of the Norwegian Neurological Association.

Eminent speakers such as Prof. Vladimir Hachinski (former President of the World Federation of Neurology) and Prof. Monica di Luca (President of the European Brain Council) will present how such national brain plans and/or disease-specific strategies could be used as a tool to push neurology up the political agenda and to ensure optimal outcomes for health care systems and their patients.

The session will be chaired by Joke Jaarsma, EFNA President and Prof. Hanne F. Harbo, Past President of the Norwegian Brain Council – with time for discussion on how the examples presented could be advanced and implemented elsewhere. Come along to hear how you can join us to advocate for an increased focus on addressing the burden of neurological disorders in your country!

DEADLINE FOR REGISTRATION: June 17th

 

Chairpersons

Joke Jaarsma, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Hanne Flinstad Harbo, Oslo, Norway

Presentations

Opening remarks
Franz Fazekas, Graz, Austria

Better Brains for a Better World
Vladimir Hachinski, London, Canada

National Brain Plans: A tool to push neurology up the political agenda? 
Monica di Luca, Milano, Italy

The Norwegian Brain Plan 2018-2024: An example to follow? 
Anne Hege Aamodt, Oslo, Norway
Anne Grethe Erlandsen, Oslo, Norway

 

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