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.
Dr. A. Q. Rana's research interests include non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
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.
Dr. Cho was the Professor of Radiological Science as well as professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at University of California at Irvine since 1985. From 2005, Prof. Cho served as University Professor and Director of the Neuroscience Research Institute, Gachon University of Medicine & Science, Incheon, till he joined as a Distinguished Research Fellow at the Advanced Institute of Convergence Technology (AICT), Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. Since 2017, Professor Cho is serving as a director of Neuroscience Research Institute, Suwon University, Suwon, Korea. Prof. Cho was the first who pioneered the world’s first "Ring PET", the first molecular imaging device, in 1975. Professor Cho has also been a pioneer in the field of MRI. Since 2005, Dr, Cho was developing the world’s first 7.0T MRI coupling with super-resolution PET (HRRT) for the world’s first PET-MRI fusion system and completed in 2014. Among the many honors and awards, Professor Cho was elected as a member of US National Academy of Science, Institute of Medicine in 1997 (Now US National Academy of Medicine).
DR. ALAIN L. FYMAT, PhD, he is a medical-physical scientist and an educator. He is the current President/CEO and Professor at the International Institute of Medicine & Science with a previous appointment as Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Professor at the Weil Institute of Critical Care Medicine, California, U.S.A. He was formerly Professor of Radiology, Radiological Sciences, Radiation Oncology, Critical Care Medicine and Physics at several U.S. and European Universities. Earlier, he was Deputy Director (Western Region) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (Office of Research Oversight). At the Loma Linda Veterans Affairs Medical Center, he was Scientific Director of Radiology, Director of the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Center and, for a time, Acting Chair of Radiology. Previously, he was also Director of the Division of Biomedical and Biobehavioral Research at the University of California at Los Angeles/Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is also Health Advisor to the American Heart & Stroke Association, Coachella Valley Division, California. He is a frequent Keynote Speaker and International Organizing Committee Member of several international scientific conferences. He has lectured extensively in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Africa. He has published ~ 425 scholarly scientific publications and books. He is also Editor-in-Chief, Honorable Editor or Editor of 62 medical/scientific Journals. Dr. Fymat is a Board member of several institutions, a member of the New York Academy of Sciences and a reviewer for the prestigious UNESCO Newton Prize, United Kingdom National Commission for UNESCO. His current research interests are focused on nanomedicine, precision/personalized medicine, neurodegenerative diseases (including Alzheimer, Parkinson, epilepsy, dementias) with many open literature contributions in these several areas.
Irene Treacy, Director of Smovey Health and course creator of education and exercise program “Helping People with Parkinson’s”. Irene is Ireland ‘s First Smovey COACH and is also a PD Warrior and Parkinson’s Regeneration Trained. Irene is a certified practitioner in Neuro-Linguistic Programming and currently studying to become a specialized Yoga Instructor for People with Parkinson’s. Irene has been working with people with Parkinson’s for 3 years and has had remarkable results with improving quality of life for people with Parkinson’s across Ireland, UK, and America. Irene is based in Ireland and sets up “Smovey for Parkinson’s” classes across Ireland and UK and training people with Parkinson’s to become certified Smovey COACHES. “Who better to teach Parkinson’s classes only PWP that personally understand their challenges and will motivate & inspire like no other coach”
Andrea Bonzini, is the President and Founder of AAST (Argentine Association for Tourette Syndrome). She is the mother of Tourette Syndrome Child. The Association has given newspaper articles, TV shows and Conferences made with the purpose of informing about Tourette Syndrome. The Conferences are aimed to health and education professionals and students in related careers, as well as to the families of children and/or adults suffering Tourette. They were a part of TV show called DOCTORES. Their purpose was to spread, inform and educate because they believe that children must have a happy education, where they can enjoy going to school and not coming back crying because of lack of information on behalf of teachers, principals, classmates and families.
John M. Baumann inspires and helps real people to live their lives to the fullest, and even embrace their life-changing event, with the goal of uncovering their life’s purpose (JohnBaumann.com). He is an internationally-recognized inspiring success speaker. In 2002, at 41 years old, working as the top attorney for a public company, John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. From 2005 until 2014, John taught law at the College of Business at the University of Louisville to over 1,000 undergraduates. John was selected the Most Inspiring Professor. John wrote a book entitled, “Decide Success - You Dead Yet. John earned his Juris Doctorate degree from Cornell Law School after graduating Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, School of Management. As an attorney, Mr. Baumann has passed the bar and practiced law in Texas, Louisiana and New Jersey before becoming General Counsel of a NASDAQ listed corporation headquartered in Kentucky.
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.
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