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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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Shire Announces 2015 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Award Winners

Dundee and Angus ADHD Support Group, ADHD Kids Rock Society and ASOCIACIÓN ANDAH TDAH recognised for outstanding projects supporting people affected by ADHD. To coincide with ADHD Awareness Month, Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) today announced the winners of the 2015 Excellence in ADHD Patient Group Awards.* The awards celebrate outstanding projects led by patient advocacy organisations that aim to impr ...

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NEW MEMBER: European Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Alliance

The European Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Alliance (EMEA) is EFNA's newest member - joining at the 2015 General Assembly on June 20th. The EMEA is a collaboration of ME support charities and organisations in Europe who aim to provide a common view and the scientific fact regarding the neurological illness Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) The organisation strives to provide a correct and consistent view of ME ...

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EFNA elects new President: Ann Little – International Bureau for Epilepsy

EFNA is pleased to announce that Ann Little has been elected as its new President. Ann currently works as Executive Director of the International Bureau for Epilepsy. She takes the place of Audrey Craven who has stepped down after almost four years in the position - during which time she led EFNA in establishing its new strategic direction. The election took place at the General Assembly of EFNA, held durin ...

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EFNA actively participates in first Congress of European Academy of Neurology

It’s been a busy June for EFNA; culminating in our participation at the first Congress of the European Academy of Neurology [EAN]. The EAN was born just one year ago following the coming together of the EFNS and ENS, and its first congress was held in Berlin – a city symbolising unification! With over 6,000 participants from across Europe and the world, EFNA used the opportunity to raise awareness of our wo ...

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Joint EFNA/EAN Public Awareness Day: Understanding Headache and Sleep Disorders

  To celebrate the first Congress of the European Academy of Neurology, EFNA will host a joint public awareness day for German patients affected by headache and sleep disorders. Please come along on the day if you'd like to meet the experts and find out more about how to manage and treat these disabling conditions, as well as learning about the latest research in the field. SUNDAY JUNE 21ST 2015, 15.30 ...

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