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505-2020

Brain diseases at the time of the COVID-19 pandemic – EBC President featured in Open Access Government

05-05-2020|News|

European Brain Council (EBC) President, Prof Monica di Luca, is featured in the latest Open Access Government, a digital publication that provides an in-depth perspective on key public policy areas from all around the world. Prof Di Luca provides a voice for the brain research community here, exploring how the brain research community is affected by the outbreak of COVID-19 in [...]

405-2020

EBC Value of Treatment project highlighted by the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety

04-05-2020|News|

The Value of Treatment (VoT) project, a 2-year study initiated by the European Brain Council (EBC) in 2018, has been highlighted in the European Reference Network for Rare Diseases (ERN) Newsletter that is sent on a quarterly basis by the Directorate-General for Health & Food Safety of the European Commission.   According to the European Reference Network on Rare Neurological Diseases (ERN-RND), there are 500,000 people living with rare neurological diseases (RNDs) in Europe, while [...]

2404-2020

COVID on campus: Will R&D ecosystems survive? – 22nd April 2020

24-04-2020|News|

The public webcast “COVID on campus: Will R&D ecosystems survive?”, organized by Science|Business, was held on Wednesday 22nd April 2020. This online meeting assessed the disruption brought by the Covid-19 crisis on public and private organizations involved in research and innovation and explored solutions for addressing the impact on R&D systems. First to speak was Robert-Jan Smits, current President of [...]

2304-2020

Brain-related COVID-19 surveys and resources

23-04-2020|News|

During this time of COVID-19, organisations across Europe and the world are working hard to better understand the virus and how it impacts not only society as a whole but the more at-risk groups such as those living with chronic conditions. EBC invites everyone to please have a look through the various ongoing consultations as well as resources available for [...]

1504-2020

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

15-04-2020|News|

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 [...]

604-2020

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

06-04-2020|News|

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 [...]

2703-2020

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

27-03-2020|News|

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 [...]

2403-2020

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

24-03-2020|News|

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 [...]

1803-2020

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

18-03-2020|News|

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 [...]

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