European Handbook of Neurological Management

European Handbook of Neurological Management

Editor(s): Richard Hughes, Michael Brainin, Nils Erik Gilhus

Print ISBN: 9781405130509

Online ISBN: 9780470753279

DOI: 10.1002/9780470753279

Author Biography

About the Author

Professor Richard Hughes studied medicine at Cambridge University and then at Guy's Hospital Medical School. He was appointed Consultant Neurologist at Guy's Hospital in 1975 and in 1987 Professor of Neurology at what is now the King's College London School of Medicine. His main research interest is the pathogenesis and treatment of Guillain-Barré syndrome and related neuropathies. In 1998, Professor Hughes founded the Cochrane Neuromuscular Review Group of which he remains the Co-ordinating Editor. From 2001 until 2005 Professor Hughes was Vice-President of the European Federation of Neurological Societies and Chair of its Scientific Committee. He is currently President of the international Peripheral Nerve Society.

Michael Brainin is Professor of Clinical Neurology at the Danube University in Krems, Austria, where he chairs the Center of Clinical Neurosciences. He is head of the Department of Neurology at the Landesklinikum Donauregion, a university affiliated teaching hospital. Since 2005, he also acts as director of the Department of Clinical Medicine and Preventive Medicine at the Danube University. His main scientific interests focus on cerebrovascular disorders including early treatment and rehabilitation. Up to 2004 he chaired the EFNS Scientist Panel on Stroke and now acts as Executive Member of the European Stroke Initiative, the International Stroke Society and the World Stroke Federation. In the World Stroke Federation he also chairs the Professional Education Group.

Nils Erik Gilhus has been a Professor of Neurology at University of Bergen and a consultant Neurologist at Haukeland University Hospital since 1987. He is chairman of Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Bergen, and was Faculty Dean 2003-2005. His main research interest is neuroimmunological disorders. Professor Gilhus is since 2005 the chair of the scientific committee of the European Federation of Neurological Societies, and he is a member of the management committee of European School of Neuroimmunology and World Federation for Neurorehabilitation.