Professor Werner Poewe is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Department of Neurology at Medical University Innsbruck, Austria since 1995.
Professor Poewe’s main research interests in the field of movement disorders are focused on differential and early diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, its natural history and pharmacological treatment. He has been involved in the steering committees of numerous drug trials in different stages of Parkinson’s disease for the past 20 years and has authored and co-authored more than 650 original articles and reviews in the field of movement disorders.
Professor Poewe served as President of the Austrian Society of Neurology from 2002–2004 as well as as President of the Austrian Parkinson’s Disease Society from 1996–2009. He has been awarded Honorary Membership of the German Society of Neurology as well as the Japanese Society of Neurology and the International Parkinson & Movement Disorder Society. His awards include the Walther-Birkmayer-Prize of the Austrian PD Society, the Dingebauer-Prize of the German Neurological Society as well as the Research Excellence Award of Innsbruck Medical University.
Professor Poewe served as President of the International Movement Disorder Society from 2000–2002. Professor Poewe took over as Chair of the MDS European Section from 2011–2013 and is currently active as member of the Managing Board of the Movement Disorder Scientific Panel of the European Academy of Neurology.
He has served on the Editorial Board of international neurology journals, including Movement Disorders, Journal of Neurology and European Journal of Neurology and is a regular reviewer for major journals, like Lancet Neurology, Brain, Movement Disorders, Neurology and Annals of Neurology.
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