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EFNA publishes message from those living with neurological disorders during COVID-19 outbreak


EFNA has published a message from those living with neurological disorders who may be directly at increased risk from COVID-19, including through disruptions in their healthcare provision. In the statement, EFNA explores three challenges to face this situation without neglecting patients with brain disorders: ensuring equitable access to treatments, services and supports, reinvigorating neuroscience research and innovation, supporting and [...]


EBC supports Alzheimer Europe’s position on the issue of triage of patients in the context of access to intensive care services during the COVID-19 pandemic


EBC has endorsed the Alzheimer Europe's calling for caution and sound ethical principles in the current triage guidelines, which would exclude people with dementia from life-saving access to ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alzheimer Europe emphasises its commitment to a human rights based approach to dementia and its firm belief that after diagnosis, people with dementia can live many years [...]


Deadlines for Horizon 2020 calls extended until June 2020 due to COVID-19


Update: Due to the Covid-19 crisis and overwhelming requests from the community calling for deadline lenience, the European Commission announced that the deadline for the Horizon 2020 health-related calls has been postponed. SC1-2020 is postponed to 4 June 2020 and, in addition, the deadlines of H2020-SC1-DTH-2020 and H2020-SC1-FA-DTS-2020 will be also extended to 18 June 2020. The measures introduced by [...]


EBC and member societies ask for extended deadline of all Horizon 2020 calls due to COVID-19


The European Brain Council (EBC), together with its member societies the European Federation of Neurological Associations (EFNA), the Global Alliance of Mental Illness Advocacy Networks-Europe (GAMIAN-Europe), the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), the European Association of Neurosurgical Societies (EANS), the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), the European Psychiatric Association (EPA), the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and the International Brain Research Organization [...]


RETHINKING MS in Europe, offering tangible policy changes to improve the lives of people living with MS across Europe, goes live during Brain Awareness Week


Brain Awareness Week (16-22 March 2020) The European Brain Council and The Health Policy Partnership launch the RETHINKING MS project on the occasion of Brain Awareness Week 2020. RETHINKINGMS, a pan-European report offering tangible policy changes to improve the lives of people living with MS across Europe went live this week, accompanied by dedicated country profiles, which were previously presented [...]


EBC and MEPs calls for prioritizing brain research featured in Parliament Magazine’s Brain Awareness Week edition


This March 2020, EBC is featured in Parliament Magazine with a Thought Leader piece by EBC President, Prof. Monica Di Luca. This time the publication focused on encouraging further leadership from Europe and the European Union in the fight against brain conditions and in the continued quest to understand them. This entails stronger and bolder leadership at both the national [...]


‘The silent emergency of brain disorders’ – EBC included in Mediaplanet UK’s ‘Understanding the Brain’ campaign


EBC is pleased to be included in MediaPlanet's Understanding the Brain campaign, launched in time for Brain Awareness Week 2020. Indeed, this week is Brain Awareness Week (March 16 – 22) and to mark the special week for the brain, The Guardian will include the ‘Understanding the Brain’ supplement within its print edition. EBC is featured in the insert with [...]


EBC Brain Awareness Week event cancelled due to COVID-19 and Parliament closure


UPDATE: On Monday evening, the European Parliament took the extraordinary decision to close its doors to all external visitors for at least the next three weeks as COVID-19 sweeps across Europe. Consequently, this event has now been cancelled. We value the importance of the topic we were meant to cover and hope that awareness on the subject can still be [...]


EBC submits feedback to roadmap consultation on Europe’s Beating Cancer Plan, highlighting comorbidities in cancer


EBC joined members of the Cancer Related Complications and Comorbidities Initiative in responding to the European Commission's open consultation on the Roadmap for the Europe's Beating Cancer Plan, which closed on 3 March 2020. EBC joined the initiative of like-minded European health organisations in signing a joint statement calling for making cancer-related complications and comorbidities - many of which are neurological [...]


Event Report: Brain Health as a Global Priority – time for the EU to act now


Brain Health as a Global Priority – time for the EU to act now The global momentum to deliver a more coordinated response to the threat posed by neurological disorders is increasing. In 2018, ‘mental health and neurological disorders’ were added to the list of priority non-communicable diseases by world leaders. This has led to some structural changes at the [...]

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