Professor Werner Poewe is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Department of Neurology at Medical University Innsbruck, Austria. Professor Poewe’s main research interests are in the field of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders where he has authored and co-authored more than 550 original articles and reviews. Prof. Poewe served as President of the International Movement Disorder Society from 2000 through 2002 and as chair of the MDS European Section from 2011-2013 and as President of the Austrian Society of Neurology from 2002 to 2004 as well as President of the Austrian Parkinson’s Disease Society from 1996-2009. Werner Poewe is Corresponding Member of the American Neurological Assocation and the French Neurological Society and Honorary Member of the German Neurological Society as well as the Japanese Neurological Society . In 1995 he received the Walther-Birkmayer-Prize of the Austrian PD Society and in 2006 the Dingebauer Prize of the German Neurological Society.