The Italian Neuroscience and Rehabilitation Network has the following organs:

  • General Assembly
  • Executive Board
  • President

All positions within the association are unpaid positions conferred and carried out without recompense.

General Assembly

The General Assembly is made up of all Network members, who have equal voting rights. Each IRCCS appoints its own member (usually the Scientific Director) and a deputy. Both may take part in the Assembly but only one vote may be cast per institute. There can only be one proxy per member. The main tasks of this organ include providing guidance and advancing proposals on the association’s main activities, and defining and approving programmes to be implemented, establishing their objectives, duration and performance indicators.

Executive Board

The Executive Board (EB) is made up of seven representatives of the institutes belonging to the network. At least five of them must come from IRCCS institutes recognised in the fields of neuroscience, neurology, psychiatry and neurorehabilitation. The EB is elected by the General Assembly and remains in office for three years. The tasks of the EB, among others, are to implement initiatives and plan and start up Network activities decided by the General Assembly, taking all the necessary actions to these ends. Finally, the EB prepares estimates of expenditure and financial statements to be submitted to the General Assembly.

  • Giovanni CioniGianluigi ForloniRaffaele Lodi (President)Gianvito MartinoPaolo Maria RossiniVincenzo SilianiAntonio Uccelli (Vice-president)Fabrizio Tagliavini (past_President)
President and Vice-President

The President of the association is the Scientific Director of one of the institutes belonging to the Network. Elected by the General Assembly, he/she holds the position for three years and cannot be re-elected for a consecutive term. The President is responsible for coordinating the association’s activities generally, particularly its relations with the Ministry of Health. The President is also the legal representative of RIN and has overall responsibility for its management and smooth running. The role of President is currently held by Dr Raffaele Lodi, Scientific Director of Institute of Neurological Sciences of Bologna. The President is assisted by a Vice-President elected by the General Assembly. The current Vice-President is Prof. Antonio Uccelli, Scientific Director of Policlinico San Martino Hospital.

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