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EFNA GENERAL ASSEMBLY: Copenhagen, Denmark – May 28th to 30th

The annual EFNA General Assembly [GA] and its associated activities, will take place in Copenhagen from Saturday, May 28th to Monday, May 30th 2016. The meeting, again, coincides with the annual congress of the European Academy of Neurology [EAN] where EFNA has a packed schedule of activities. EFNA will host a special session as part of the Congress programme, which will be an open dialogue entitled: Let’s ...

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Together Under the Umbrella campaign officially launched at the European Parliament during Brain Awareness Week

The Together Under the Umbrella campaign was officially launched at the European Parliament during Brain Awareness Week with a cocktail event, hosted by Marek Plura MEP. Eight MEPs attended on the night – including Helga Stevens, Chair of the EP Disability intergroup and Bogdan Wenta, the best-ever Polish handball player! [caption id="attachment_1651" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Marek Plura MEP surrou ...

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Neurological and Chronic Pain Disorders at Work – Meeting report

February 24, 2016 from 08.30 – 10.00 Members’ Salon, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium An initiative of the European Federation of Neurological Associations [EFNA] & Pain Alliance Europe [PAE] This meeting was hosted by Jeroen Lenaers MEP, who opened the event by saying that those affected by neurological and chronic pain disorders were at a ‘double disadvantage’ in terms of access to employment an ...

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“Neurological and Chronic Pain Disorders at Work”

The next meeting of the Member of the European Parliament Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain will take place on the 24th of February 2016 and will focus on “Neurological and Chronic Pain Disorders at Work” We are glad to welcome the MEP Jeroen Lenaers, who will host our meeting. Click here to download the Agenda for the event. ...

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Registration open for 2ND Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

Copenhagen, Denmark, May 28-31 2016 You can register to the EAN Congress 2016 in Copenhagen only via www.eaneurology.org and www.eaneurology.org/copenhagen2016! Any congress registration purchased via a different website will be invalid. If you are not sure where to register, please contact the EAN Head Office at headoffice@eaneurology.org. Abstract submission and registration ... are possible now! Abstract ...

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Checkout our workplan for the year ahead…

In 2015, EFNA took time-out from certain projects to review and refocus, whilst introducing some new flagship initiatives to strengthen our advocacy work in Europe. So, 2016, will be a busy year in which these flagship initiatives (e.g. MEP Interest Group on Brain, Mind and Pain) are continued to be rolled-out, and refined versions of previous EFNA standards are re-launched (e.g. Training and Capacity-Build ...

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European Brain Council Call to Action 2015

Yesterday the European Brain Council launched their Call to Action. EFNA was the first organisation to endorse the Call: We call upon the European Commission to come forward with a European strategy to tackle brain health in a collaborative, integrated and comprehensive manner, as well as to further support European Union Member States and associated countries in their efforts to combat the impact of brain ...

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‘Together Under the Umbrella’ campaign introduced to our members at October workshop

EFNA’s members have asked us help to ‘brand the brain’ by grouping neurological disorders under a common symbol to create a unified and identifiable brand. This could lead to an increase in public, political and scientific support for all such disorders, resulting in – ultimately – reduced stigma. In 2016 we will launch the 'Together Under the Umbrella' campaign to raise awareness of the prevalence of neuro ...

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Inaugural EFNA Advocacy Awards

The inaugural EFNA Advocacy Awards took place on the evening of Tuesday October 13th at the Thon Hotel in Brussels, Belgium. The night was hosted by Nick Ross, Broadcaster and Journalist, and also facilitated by Audrey Craven, Past-President at EFNA. The Awards provided an opportunity to recognise some of the excellent efforts made by particular individuals to better the lives of many living with neurologic ...

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EFNA Report on the European Parliament meeting on patients’ stigma

How do neurological patients and their families experience stigma? That was the subject of a European Parliament meeting on 14 October, 2015 “Neurological, chronic pain and mental health conditions are not widely recognised or understood by the general population. Negative attitudes towards people with these conditions include ignorance and fear about the disorders, and their causes and impact.  This result ...

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