These are exciting times for Neurology. New diseases are being defined, new procedures are developed and introduced in clinical practice resulting in more accurate diagnosis, disease mechanisms are more and more unravelled, and treatment options are extending. Parallel to all these developments also new challenges are encountered in the search for understanding, preserving and repairing the nervous system. These and other topics will be addressed by leading international experts in the different neurological fields. And all will take place in a magnificent town! This 3rd EAN Congress will bring together thousands of scientists and clinicians from all over Europe and the rest of the world. The Programme Committee has prepared an outstanding programme with high quality scientific sessions meeting the hot spots of development and attractive teaching courses covering topics which are most important for the practising neurologist.