Together Under the Umbrella at The 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

The 2nd Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) took place in Copenhagen, Denmark from May 28th-31st, 2016.

The Opening Ceremony took place on Saturday evening where attendees were welcomed by Mads Ravnborg, Local Chairperson EAN. EAN President, Günther Deuschl, introduced the newly designed EAN website with member area before passing over to Morten Kringelbach, Director of Hedonia: Trygfonden Research Group, who gave a most entertaining presentation on the ‘Pleasures of the Brain’.

On Sunday, May 29th, EFNA hosted a special session as part of the Congress programme- an open dialogue entitled: Let’s Talk About Sleep, Stress and Sex. The session explored the co-morbidities/secondary symptoms of sleep disorders, mental health and sexual dysfunction which are a feature of many neurological illnesses. The sessions was co-chaired by EFNA and the EAN – Resident and Research Fellows Section (young neurologists). Access the flyer here.

At the Congress exhibition EFNA’s focus was to promote their current awareness campaign – ‘Together Under the Umbrella’, along with the work of member organisations.

For this year’s conference we designed an exhibition stand with interactive elements. A large backdrop encouraged visitors to have their photograph taken under the umbrella with Copenhagen’s famous Little Mermaid, while ‘selfie frames’ with campaign details provided great entertainment to those in the queue!

You can see photos from the event in the Facebook photo album below, or go to the Facebook page here.