About the European Charcot Foundation

The European Charcot Foundation is an independent non-profit organization for advancing Multiple Sclerosis research in Europe. It is sponsored by private organizations, as well as by multiple sclerosis societies and industry.

The European Charcot Foundation is a ‘learned society’. The Board of the Foundation is made up of high-ranking MS researchers in Europe, Asia and the Americas. At its Annual Meetings, the Foundation is directive in indicating new lines in MS research. Having identified these lines, the Foundation is then active in finding the funds needed to achieve them.

The European Charcot Foundation establishes an interface between pharmaceutical industries and the clinical world. Its collaborative base consists of 500 MS research institutes and 1500 MS researchers. The European Charcot Foundation is registered at the Chamber of Commerce in Leuven, Belgium. It is governed by a co-opted Board of recognized active MS researchers.


25th Annual Meeting: registrations are open

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Structure

Board of the European Charcot Foundation

Alexey Boyko

Alexey Boyko

Board Member, Russian Federation
William M Carroll

William M Carroll

Board Member, Australia
Michel Clanet

Michel Clanet

Board Member, France
Giancarlo Comi

Giancarlo Comi

President, Italy

Christian Confavreux †

Board Member, France
Edgardo Cristiano

Edgardo Cristiano

Board Member, Argentina
George C.  Ebers

George C. Ebers

Board Member, United Kingdom
Gilles Edan

Gilles Edan

Board Member, France
Franz Fazekas

Franz Fazekas

Board Member, Austria
Oscar Fernández

Oscar Fernández

Board Member, Spain
Mark S.  Freedman

Mark S. Freedman

Board Member, Canada
Kazuo Fujihara

Kazuo Fujihara

Board Member, Japan
Hans-Peter Hartung

Hans-Peter Hartung

Treasurer, Germany
Ludwig Kappos

Ludwig Kappos

Board Member, Switzerland
Hans  Lassmann

Hans Lassmann

Board Member, Austria
Xavier Montalban

Xavier Montalban

Board Member, Spain
Jacqueline Palace

Jacqueline Palace

Board Member, United Kingdom
Jan Samyn

Jan Samyn

General Manager, Belgium
Krzysztof Selmaj

Krzysztof Selmaj

Board Member, Poland
Per Soelberg Sørensen

Per Soelberg Sørensen

Board Member, Denmark
Alan Thompson

Alan Thompson

Board Member, United Kingdom
Maria Trojano

Maria Trojano

Board Member, Italy
Bernard M.J.  Uitdehaag

Bernard M.J. Uitdehaag

Board Member, The Netherlands

O.R. van Eikema Hommes

Honorary Board Member, The Netherlands

Howard L. Weiner

Board Member, United States
Hartmut Wekerle

Hartmut Wekerle

Board Member, Germany

Executive Committee of the European Charcot Foundation

Giancarlo Comi

Giancarlo Comi

President, Italy
Gilles Edan

Gilles Edan

Board Member, France
Franz Fazekas

Franz Fazekas

Board Member, Austria
Hans-Peter Hartung

Hans-Peter Hartung

Treasurer, Germany
Hans  Lassmann

Hans Lassmann

Board Member, Austria
Jan Samyn

Jan Samyn

General Manager, Belgium

Scientific Committee of the European Charcot Foundation & Selection Committee Young Investigator Awards

Giancarlo Comi

Giancarlo Comi

President, Italy
Gilles Edan

Gilles Edan

Board Member, France
Franz Fazekas

Franz Fazekas

Board Member, Austria
Hans-Peter Hartung

Hans-Peter Hartung

Treasurer, Germany
Hans  Lassmann

Hans Lassmann

Board Member, Austria

Selection Committee of the Young Neurologist Fellowship Program and Nurse Training Program

Giancarlo Comi

Giancarlo Comi

President, Italy
Gilles Edan

Gilles Edan

Board Member, France
Per Soelberg Sørensen

Per Soelberg Sørensen

Board Member, Denmark

Scientific Secretariat

Laura Schieppati

Laura Schieppati

Scientific Secretariat Coordinator, Italy
Valentina Scovazzi

Valentina Scovazzi

Scientific Secretariat Administrator, Italy

Operational and Administrative Secretariat

Jan Samyn

Jan Samyn

General Manager, Belgium
Stefaan De Corte

Stefaan De Corte

Association Manager, Belgium
Margo Heremans

Margo Heremans

Conference Organiser, Belgium
Ruth Bloemen

Ruth Bloemen

Faculty Management, Belgium