On behalf of the European Academy of Neurology and the German Society of Neurology we are pleased to invite you to the 1st Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), taking place in Berlin from June 20 to 23, 2015. Today, Berlin is one of the world’s most vibrant capitals, with an impressive cultural, scientific and economic scene, attracting politicians and business travellers, start-ups and artists, tourists and connoisseurs from around the globe. The city is also emerging as the centre of German healthcare, last but not least due to the Charité Hospital, the largest clinic in Europe, counting 3200 beds and 7000 medical and healthcare students and many medical research institutes.
Berlin has a long neurological history. It was here that Moritz Heinrich Romberg wrote the ‘Lehrbuch der Nervenkrankheiten des Menschen’, a frontier breaking mid-19th century textbook which is seen as the foundation of modern neurology. Almost 25 years after the fall of the wall, the once divided city of Berlin today symbolizes peaceful revolution, the overthrow of outworn systems and the venture into a new political era. The 1st Congress of the EAN will also write European neurological history. EAN is the joint subsequent organisation of the EFNS (European Federation of Neurological Societies) and ENS (European Neurological Society), and thereby the first united voice of European Neurology. This founding act was celebrated on June 3rd, 2014 at the Joint Congress of European Neurology in Istanbul. The first congress of this new Society will be celebrated in the united Berlin.
The EAN Congress in Berlin will provide the ideal platform for continuing education in all fields of neurology, covering a broad spectrum of topics with state-of-the-art lectures by renowned experts. The EAN is dedicated to providing the highest quality of continuing medical education and to opening professional education opportunities. We are deeply grateful to the Programme Committee and their chairpersons Jacques L. De Reuck and Gustave Moonen and to the many people organising this major event.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to Berlin in 2015,
Günther Deuschl Wolfgang H. Oertel
President of the Local Convener
European Academy of Neurology Past President German Society of Neurology