Professor Joaquim Ferreira is a Professor of Neurology and Clinical Pharmacology at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon and Head of the Laboratory of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics. He completed his medical degree and PhD in Neurology at the University of Lisbon. He became interested in movement disorders during his medical degree and later undertook a Clinical Pharmacology fellowship with Prof Olivier Rascol in Toulouse, France. He is currently the chair of the European Section of The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. His major research interests are neuropharmacology, Parkinson’s disease, dystonia and Huntington’s disease.