Olivier Rascol, Chair
It is with great honor that I assume the role of Chair of the MDS European Section and I greatly look forward to working with all of our members in Europe through 2015 and beyond.
In assuming this role, I would like to thank the previous Chairs Werner Poewe (2011-2013) and Alfredo Berardelli (2009-2011), as well as members of the MDS European Section (MDS-ES) Officers and Executive Committee and the MDS-ES Education Committee. Additionally, I would like to personally welcome the new members of the MDS-ES Officers and Executive Committee (Anette Schrag, Secretary; Pille Taba, Secretary-Elect; Carlo Colosimo, Treasurer-Elect; Joaquim Ferreira, Chair-Elect; Huw Morris, Pablo Mir, Oleg Levin, and Klaus Seppi, Members-at-Large), and thank Murat Emre (Treasurer), Werner Poewe (Past-Chair), Paolo Barone, Christine Klein, Per Odin, and Pierre Pollak (Members-at-Large) for the continuation of their service.
Further, I would like to specify the main objectives of the Section for the next two years:
1. Establish the future collaboration between MDS-ES and the new European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in order to continue the fruitful collaboration that the MDS-ES had for the past decade with the EFNS.
2. Continue to develop innovative MDS-ES educational initiatives in line with the remarkable previous achievements of the Section, now being coordinated by Angelo Antonini, Chair of the MDS-ES Education Committee, in close contact with Joaquim Ferreira, who assumes the role of Chair of the international MDS Education Committee, and who was past-Chair of the MDS-ES Education Committee.
I greatly look forward to working with all of you over the next two years in this very exciting time for the MDS European Section.
Chair, MDS European Section