Organizing Committee
OCM Member
Director, Parkinson's Clinic of Eastern Toronto & Movement Disorders Centre
Parkinson's Clinic of Eastern Toronto & Movement Disorders Centre , Canada
Biography :

Dr. A. Q. Rana, Director, Parkinson's Clinic of Eastern Toronto & Movement Disorders Centre; Founding & Former Editor-in-chief, Journal of Parkinsonism and RLS; Founder & Former Chair, World Parkinson's Program; is one of the Organizing Committee Members for the 4th International Conference on Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (Parkinsons Disease 2017) which is held during November 27- 28, 2017 at Atlanta, USA. Dr. Rana completed his neurology residency at the New Jersey Neurosciences Institute, USA, where he trained under Dr. Arthur S. Walters, a world renowned neurologist. For further training in the field of Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders Dr. Rana undertook a clinical fellowship at the University of Ottawa, Canada. Dr.Rana published extensively in the field of Parkinson's disease, Movement disease and Neurology. Dr. Rana was honored with the Wayne Hening Award for his research on Parkinson's disease and Restless Legs Syndrome. He was also awarded an honorary fellowship of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP) of the United Kingdom. Dr. Rana developed many educational programs for Parkinson's disease. He is the founder of The World Parkinson's Education Program which was started in the year 2008. Dr. Rana's objectives for the World Parkinson's Education Program were enhancing knowledge by imparting education about various aspects of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson's TEAM RANA initiative to raise awareness of Parkinson's disease was also started in various countries.

Research Interest :

Dr. A. Q. Rana's research interests include non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.

OCM Member
Director of Neurological Disorders Center (QBRI) and Professor at Hamid Bin Khalifa University (HBKU)
Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) , Qatar
Biography :

Omar El-Agnaf was awarded a PhD in Biochemistry in 1997 at the Queen’s University Belfast, UK. He worked as post-doctoral scientist at the School of Biology and Biochemistry, Queen’s University Belfast, from 1997 to 1999. In 1999, Dr. El-Agnaf undertook an additional post-doc position at St. George’s Medical School in London. In 2001, he was awarded a research fellowship from the Parkinson’s Disease Society-UK to establish his research group at Lancaster University. In 2004, he was invited to join the Faculty of Medicine at UAE University and was appointed to the Biochemistry Department. In September 2014 he joined HBKU at Qatar Foundation. Since he moved to the region in 2004, he has assembled an excellent research team and has been successful in attracting an array of scientific funding (over $6.0 M) from prestigious international funding agencies. Dr. El-Agnaf is frequently invited as a speaker at international scientific and clinical meetings and is currently a member of the editorial board of several international journals. His track record of basic and translational research productivity is characterized by publications in high-ranking scientific journals.

OCM Member
Doctor and Master in Neuroscience and Behavior - USP Specialist in Physiotherapy in Neurology - USP
Universidade Paulista - UNIP , Brazil
Biography :

PhD and Master degree in Neuroscience and Behavior at University of São Paulo. Physical therapist, with specialization in Neurology at Faculty of Medicine of University of São Paulo. Full professor at Paulista University and pos grad teacher in University of São Paulo. She also works as a researcher in the following fields: Cognition, Parkinson´s Disease, Executive Function, Physical Therapy in neurological disorders.

Research Interest :

Researcher in the following fields: Cognition, Parkinson´s Disease, Executive Function, Physical Therapy in neurological disorders.

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