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NNN organized networking event at the EFNS/ENS neurology conference in Istanbul

The EFNS/ENS Joint Congress of European Neurology took place in Istanbul between May 31st and June 3rd. The congress gathered more than 5000 neurologists from around the world and featured the latest research and development on diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. 

NNN was present at the congress and organized a networking event for the Norwegian delegates on one of the evenings with participation from around 20 neurologists. 

At the meeting, Nils Erik Gilhus (University of Bergen/Haukeland University Hospital) gave an introduction to the European Academy of Neurology (EAN), which now has replaced the two previous neurology organisations (EFNS and ENS). Anne Hege Aamodt (president of the Norwegian Neurological Association) and Kjell-Morten Myhr (Haukeland University Hospital) lead discussions of the highlights of the congress. Although the meeting was for neurologist, the most heavily discussed topic was the gut microbiota. Several talks at the congress focused on the association between changes in the gut microbiota and neurological disorders. The Norwegian neurologists agreed on that the gut microbiota might be targeted for therapeutic interventions as well as used for diagnostic purposes. Luckily, no one lost their appetite after these discussions, and the event could continue with tapas, wine and networking.

NNN would like to thank the speakers, the participants and our sponsors Novartis, Biogen Idec and Merck for a great evening in Istanbul.