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Prof. Bas Bloem - Shaping Parkinson's Disease Care Through Informed Decisions

In this episode, we explore Parkinson's Disease research and treatment with internationally renowned neurologist, Professor Bas Bloem from Radboud University Medical Center (The Netherlands). Prof. Bloem, acclaimed for his groundbreaking work, shares insights from his illustrious career, starting from his medical degree to his current role directing the Centre of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders. We explore his pioneering approach to integrating clinical practice with cutting-edge academic research. Prof. Bloem discusses the complexities of Parkinson's Disease, letting us more about the importance of environmental factors, patient-centric care and the role of non-medical professionals in treatment. The episode also highlights his ParkinsonNet initiative, a novel network fostering vital connections between individuals with the disease and healthcare providers. Through Prof. Bloem's expertise, we gain invaluable insights into the challenges and future prospects of managing and researching Parkinson's Disease, making this episode perfect for anyone interested in the cutting-edge of neurological care and research across disciplines.

Topics covered

  • Exploring Professor Bloem's Journey: A Deep Dive into Parkinson's Disease Research​

  • Synergy of Clinical Practice and Research: A Necessity in Modern Medicine

  • Unraveling Parkinson's Disease: An In-depth Understanding

  • Environmental Influences on Parkinson's Disease: A Crucial Aspect

  • Fostering Integrated, Patient-Centric Care in Parkinson's Treatment

  • Connecting Dots with ParkinsonNet: Linking Patients and Medical Professionals

  • Contextual Factors in Health Decisions: The Impact on Parkinson's Disease Management

  • Navigating the Complexities: Multidisciplinary Approaches to Tackling Health Challenges in Parkinson's

  • The Pivotal Role of Non-Medical Professionals in Supporting Parkinson's Disease Patients

  • Practical Tips for Living with Parkinson's Disease: A Guide for Patients

  • Looking Forward: Innovations and Progress in Parkinson's Disease Research and Care



  • Waarom krijgt straks iedereen de ziekte van Parkinson?

  • TEDxMaastricht - Bas Bloem - "From God to Guide" 


Guest bio

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Bas Bloem, 
Professor of Movement Disorders

Professor Bas Bloem directs the Centre of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders at Radboudumc, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. He received his medical degree, with honours, in Leiden (1993) and obtained his PhD degree in 1994. He also trained as neurologist in Leiden (1994-2000). He was trained as movement disorders specialist at The Parkinson's Institute, California, and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London. In 2008, he was appointed professor of movement disorders neurology. Bloem is co-Editor in Chief of the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease and is on the editorial board for several other journals. He has published >640 peer-reviewed papers. He has supervised 48 completed PhD dissertations. His H-index is 86 (Research Gate). Bloem is past-president of the International Society for Gait and Postural Research. He is Secretary of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and previously served on many committees, task forces and study groups. He serves on the Executive Scientific Advisory Board of the MJ Fox Foundation and is member of the Academia Europaea and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

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