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News03 Jul 2024

EBRAINS meets with neurology community at EAN Congress 2024

Ean Congress 2024 Entrance

The EAN Congress 2024 welcomed over 7,000 onsite attendees.

The EAN Congress took place at the Messukeskus Convention Centre in Helsinki and welcomed over 7,000 onsite attendees from more than 120 countries. 

EBRAINS was present at booth N20 to share the latest developments around the digital research infrastructure and to engage with members of the neurology community.  

EBRAINS Booth
EBRAINS was present with a booth at the EAN Congress 2024.

Booth visitors were eager to learn more about the Open Science tools available on EBRAINS. Many had a particular interest in the tools for data sharing. 

On Sunday, 30 June, Professor Phillipe Ryvlin from Centre hospitalier universitaire vaudois in Lausanne, Switzerland presented 'Towards a sustained federation of national stroke registries across Europe - An EAN-EBRAINS initiative.’ 

Philppe Ryvlin
Professor Philppe Ryvlin at the EAN Congress 2024.

He discussed the benefits of data federation, which include facilitating access to big data and real-life health data, leveraging the potential of AI and machine learning, and promoting generalisability of knowledge and models. He also explained the role of the Medical Informatics Platform (MIP) in the joint initiative. The MIP is an open-source, free-to-use software dedicated to data federation, which is being further developed in EBRAINS. 

Professor Ryvlin also took part in the 'Revolutionising clinical neurology: The transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence' Studio Session. In his introduction of Professor Ryvlin, Dr. Raphael Wurm, Member of the EAN Communication Committee, highlighted the EBRAINS effort to gather neuroimaging data. Professor Ryvlin's presentation, 'Perspectives on the Integration of AI in Neurology', discussed how artificial intelligence could be used in clinical practice. People with a MyEAN user account can access the recording of the Studio Session here.

Philippe Ryvlin
Professor Ryvlin (right) took part in the 'Revolutionising clinical neurology: The transformative impact of Artificial Intelligence' Studio Session © European Academy of Neurology

On Tuesday, 2 July, Professor Maurizio Corbetta from the University of Padua in Italy presented the EBRAINS 2.0 project. He gave a detailed overview of the activities of Work Package 2 – which he is the leader of – which uses neuroimaging to further connect the brain atlases and modelling and simulation tools on the EBRAINS research infrastructure. 

Maurizio Corbetta
Professor Maurizio Corbetta at the EAN Congress 2024.

He spoke about Work Package 2’s ambitious effort to collect a large clinical dataset and employ a special hybrid imaging scanner for an unprecedented type of multimodal brain imaging in heathy individuals.  

The EAN Congress was a great opportunity for EBRAINS to interact with the neurology community in Europe and beyond. We hope to see you at the EAN Congress 2025 in Seville, Spain! 

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