June 21, 2015

EFNA – Empowering Patient Neurology Groups

Alongside the EAN Congress in Berlin, EFNA (European Federation of Neurological Associations) held its General Assembly. A new President, Ann Little (representing the International Bureau of Epilepsy) was elected. She takes over after Audrey Craven who stepped down after almost four years in the position, leading the work to implement EFNA’s new strategic direction.
An awareness day on Headache and Sleep Disorders – organised jointly by EFNA and the EAN – was also held for German Patients.
The Corporate Partners Meeting with interactive sessions for the EFNA membership and sponsors capped five successful days of activity!
All of the above was made possible due to the respect the leadership of the EAN shows to the patient voice but also because of the support of the EAN’s Liaison Officer Eveline Sipido – who has championed EFNA and its work for many years.
To recognise her outstanding contribution and dedication to the EFNA cause, Eveline was presented with the first ”EFNA Lifetime Achievement Award” during the Congress.
Dystonia Europe was represented by Robert Scholten at the meetings.