What is the European Neurological Society
The ENS was founded in 1986, as based on the initiative of Gérard Said, Anita Harding
and P.K. Thomas. The ENS is modelled after the American Academy of neurology, in which
teaching courses at its annual meeting play a prominent role. Moreover, the ENS represents
an effort to break away from national representation to membership on an individual basis.
This emphasis on individuality underlines the importance of expertise in the various fields
of neurology, as well as the singular expression of enthusiasm for clinical and experimental
||to provide continuing education in all fields
||to create a scientific forum for the presentation
of original research work for all neurologists
||to guarantee a high level of scientific standard
||to support the younger generation by continuing
promotions such as
travel grants, fellowship
stipends or the new
neurologist in training offer
The ENS has now become the most prominent society of neurologists on the European Continent
with a total of 2300 (including all categories) members from 60 countires worldwide.
The First Meeting was held in Nice in June
1988, organized by Gerard Said with Pierre Martin as the local
organizer. Approximately 1000 neurologists attended.
The Second Meeting, organized by Anita Harding, was held
two years later in Brighton, UK, with a similar number of
participants. Both congresses combined teaching courses and scientific
The success of the teaching programme at the first two meetings
encouraged the ENS to expand this component for the Third Meeting,
which took place in Lausanne in June 1992, with Andreas Steck
as congress president.
After the meeting in Barcelona (1994), organized by Nolasc
Acarin and Prof. Eduardo Tolosa, ENS conferences were held on an