Euroacademia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica


25th Anniversary Congress

EMN 2020 Salzburg

24 – 27 May 2020
Salzburg | Austria

Decompressive Craniectomy and Cranioplasty – why, how and when?
Spinal Cord Injury – Update
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Rudolf Wilhelm Christian Janzen, MD, PhD, Prof. emer.
*20. 09. 1940 Hamburg † 15. 07. 2019 Paris
EMN Founding member and first registrar

The death of Prof. dr. med. Rudolf WC Janzen, in his incomprehensible meaninglessness, is more than a shock. In Paris, on the occasion of an art-historical stay with friends, Rudolf WC Janzen, this wonderful man was struck down by a panicked crowd when watching a firework on July 14, 2019, the French National Day. He died immediately afterwards on 15 July in a neurological clinic in Paris as a result of his severe head injuries.

Late Rudolf W.C. Janzen, Frankfurt/Main,DE, co-chairman of the poster session, during his presentation of personal scientific results to H.E. Diemath, Salzburg, A, late J. Wronski, chair of the session, Wroclaw, PL, D. Mendelow, New Castle upon Tyan, UK, and the audience at the 2nd EMN poster session meet the Experts in Münster, DE, August 15, 1997(from right to left).

Rudolf W.C. Janzen was a special person and doctor who lived the ethical principles under which we physicians once started our studies in all personal modesty. For us and all, his friends and colleagues, who knew him more closely, he was and is the model that exemplified the purpose of a doctor and humanist during his professional years beyond retirement with his patients, colleagues and international neuroscience. In his so human, very personal attention as a doctor and scientist he has received many people their dignity even in times of progressive incurable suffering, and even reproduced. ByGisela Rossenbeck MD

Mourning for the German medical profession
Rudolf Janzen †: Enthusiastic neurologist and thought leader in his field

A tragic accident has med. Rudolf Janzen (78) on July 14, taken out of life. He was one of the formative neurologists in Germany. Even as a student, he was fascinated by his field of expertise, an enthusiasm that lasted into retirement. Structure and function of the brain fascinated him.

After studying in Münster, Berlin and Zurich, she worked as a medical assistant in neuroanatomy in Hamburg, in gynecology in Dortmund, in neurosurgery in Bochum, in pathology in Nuremberg and in internal medicine in Hamburg. As the son of the eponymous Hamburg professor of neurology Janzens way was predetermined. In 1977, he completed his habilitation in the subject with the theme of spasm-accompanying motor skills in his hometown of Hamburg. From 1985 to 2005 he worked as a chief physician in the Neurological Clinic of the Hospital Northwest in Frankfurt, one of the major non-university neurosciences in Germany.

Rudolf Janzen was well read and his broad general education was admired. He was always concerned about the individual well-being of his patients. Janzen was a pioneer and mastermind in neurological intensive care, but also in stroke care. In 1985 he was a founding member of the working group neurological intensive care (Arbeitsgemeinschaft Neurologische Intensivmedizin), today's German Society for Neuro-intensive and Emergency Medicine. He also worked for years in the Drug Commission of the German medical profession and advised the Joint Federal Committee.

By U.Meyding-Lamadé (Citation translation KvW, Oct. 2019).

Ref.:Dtsch Arztebl 2019; 116(38): A-1671 / B-1379 / C-1351

Traumatic Brain Injury.

Change of treatment paradigms

24th 2019 EMN | Warsaw 23-25, May, 2019


Dear members, dear colleagues, friends and guests, We are delighted to invite you all to the


24th 2019 EMN annual meeting will be held in Warsaw 23-25,May, 2019

Our annual Congress will be the opportunity to share knowledge, experience of new achievements in TBI understanding and treatment.

Over the last decades we have been facing many changes in this field, including the use of Artifficial Intelligence to reduce the risk of injuries, the introduction of a variety of biomarkers leading to better understanding of TBI. We have also passed through a process of change in our therapeutic approach, begining with ICP reduction, through CPP promotion to autoregulation sparing. Better understanding of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder as well as new robotics strategies, has led to more efficient rehabilitation of TBI victims. Scientific program of the Congress will adress all of these achievements.

EMN 2019 Congress will take place at Staszic Palace, a historical place in Warsaw, beeing a seat of Polish Academy of Sciences.

Our venue is conveniently situated in the city centre, easily accessible (walking distance, taxi or public transportation) from many hotels situated nearby)

Warsaw is the capital of Poland with a population of nearly 2000 0000 people with a variety of historical places, monuments, restaurants and a vivid culture events, most of the attractions located within a walking distance from the Congress venue. We hope that during your stay in Warsaw you will have an opportunity to experience our culture, architecture, and enjoy our local cuisine.

Prof. Waldemar Koszewski

Congress President

Prof. Zbigniew Czernicki

EMN Honorary President

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is my privilege and a great honor to invite you all to the 24th EMN Congress in Warsaw, the beautiful capital of Poland, a town which is permanently reinventing itself, a place where tradition and modernity harmoniously blend together.

From the very beginning, I would like to express my gratitude to our Honorary President Prof. Zbigniew Czernicky and to the President of the Congress, prof. Waldemar Kozsewski for their extraordinary efforts to offer the most appropriate place for our 24th EMN Congress, the Staszic Palace, a seat of Polish Academy of Science.

The coordinates which stood at the forefront of the foundation of EMN, namely Collaboration, Science and Friendship (CSF) on a ground of multilateral and multidisciplinary approach made it possible for us to reconvene each year with uninterrupted continuity for 24 years now.

As it was stated by the founders of EMN, there is no other way in modern medicine than multidisciplinary collaboration, searching for solutions together, research, education and development in multidisciplinary teams.

Beyond professional collaboration, this academy offers the chance of establishing long-lasting friendships, which grants EMN a particular place, confers it a certain individuality in the landscape of international academic societies. And for this, I can only be grateful towards the founders and also all the members of this Academy.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in Warsaw 23-25 May 2019.

Prof. Dr Stefan Florian

EMN President

Traumatic Brain Injury.

Change of treatment paradigms

24th EMN Conference | Warsaw, 22-25.05.2019


on our conference website:

Registration starts: 15.02.2019 | 09:00 CET | Deadline (on-line reg): 01.05.2019

Abstracts subition starts: 15.02.2019 | 09:00 CET | Deadline: 31.03.2019

If you have any questions about EMN 2019 Annual Conference please contact the EMN Conference Secretariat at

Thank you, and see you soon!

Dear colleagues,

In 2018 our annual congress will be hosted in Pécs, Hungary, Proposed date: 07-13 May 2018. Please find further informations here. Download the program EMN2018_Scientific_Programme.pdf.

In Commemoration of our departed colleague - Giorgio Brunelli

AMN Founding Honorary Member
Born October 21, 1925 – Died September 29, 2018,
Cellatica (BRESCIA), Italy

PERSONNEL-Academicians - Honours Klaus RH von Wild was honoured with the Order of Merit of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia for his lifetime achievement, August,23, 2018.

Franz Gerstenbrand (1924-2017) The World Ambassador of Neurosciences in Memoriam Aeternam

Obituary Franz Gerstenbrand September 6, 1924 - June 30, 2017

Anne-Lise Christensen 16.07.1927 - 11.02.2018 - An Obituary

The Euro- Academia Multidisciplinaria Neurotraumatologica grieves for ANNE-LISE CHRISTENSEN, EMN honorary member, who passed away.

Please find  in the links a CV (AMN CV Anne-Lise 2007.pdf) and a list of her work (Anne-Lise Christensen Literature .pdf)

Anne-Lise Christensen and

George P. Prigatano,

10th KvW lecture at the 20th EMN

"From the site of the accident to the re-integration of the patient"

The medical care of patients with head and spinal injuries, starting at the site of the accident right through to their re-integration into society and into their occupation following successful rehabilitation, can only be solved within the scope of scientific, multidisciplinary dialogue and mutual professional cooperation. It is obvious for the EMN that ancillary specialist areas such as traffic safety, accident research, forensic medicine, pharmacology, environmental protection, etc., have to be involved as well.

The EMN is an association of public benefit. Its main purpose:

The advancement of neurotraumatology in research, practical application and teaching.