For the first time, a Patient Corner was organized in conjunction with other neurology groups in the Exhibition Centre at the World Congress of Neurology. EARLS had secured a prominent place and was able to distribute information and network with the delegates from across the world. Other participants included European Headache Alliance, European Huntington’s Association, European Polio Union, International Brain Tumour Alliance, Danish Trigeminal Neuralgia Association, ADHD Europe, Pain Alliance Europe, Euro-Ataxia, European Multiple Sclerosis Platform.
EARLS used this opportunity to promote our work and increase awareness for Restless Legs among the 7,500 delegates. Many new contacts were made. On September 23rd, International RLS Awareness Day, we organized a RLS Quiz (bottom left). Nine questions on RLS were asked, ranging from the obvious to the more detailed or the latest information. Prize to be won was a bottle of real good Austrian wine. Many delegates gave this a try, but there was only one person, a young neurologist from South Africa (large image left), who knew all the answers. Second and third prizes went to neurologists from India (bottom right). Doing this proved to be an excellent way of attracting people to the booth and talking with them about the RLS situation in their respective countries. New contacts were made in many countries where EARLS are not yet present.