Founded in 2014, the European Academy of Neurology which represents the continent’s neurologists hosts its annual congress in a different city in Europe each year. The Vienna application committee led by Professors Elisabeth Fertl, Wolfgang Grisold and Eduard Auff from the Austrian Neurological Society clearly saw off competition from Helsinki, Gothenburg, Prague and Geneva with the support of the Austria Center Vienna and the Vienna Convention Bureau. “With 34 percent of the votes, Vienna picked up almost twice as many as the runner-up Helsinki with 18 percent,” confirmed Christian Mutschlechner, Head of the Vienna Convention Bureau. This means that the organization’s 2021 annual congress is taking place in the same city as the offices of the European Academy of Neurology: Vienna.
The packed four-day congress program includes everything from scientific symposiums to practical courses covering all areas of neurology. The organizers expect to receive more than 1,500 abstracts, with the focus for the year to be finalized in cooperation with the European Academy of Neurology in 2020. The Austrian Neurological Society not only has a strong reputation based on its research findings, it is also an experienced organizer of large-scale scientific events, having successfully hosted the 2013 World Congress of Neurology (WCN) in Vienna.