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- Pramod Pal
He is currently working as Professor & Head of Neurology at the National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS), India, one of the largest tertiary neurology teaching centres in Asia. His core expertise and primary responsibilities include – patient care, teaching, and research, with additional responsibilities in hospital management. He has completed two Clinical Fellowship trainings: one in Movement Disorders at Vancouver, Canada, and the other in Neurology with emphasis on Electrophysiology in Movements disorders and Human Motor Physiology at Toronto, Canada. His basic degrees are MBBS, MD (General Medicine), Diplomate in General Medicine), and DM in Neurology from India. He has full and specialist registration in UK. He has expertise in managing common and rare movement disorders, neurodegenerative disorders, ataxias, dementias, patients with advanced Parkinson‟s disease and motor fluctuations, and those who have stereotactic operations (stimulation or ablation) for Parkinson‟s disease. He has more than 225 publications in National and International journals and books and is actively involved in several funded and non-funded research projects and auditing, especially in the field of Movement disorders-Parkinson‟s Disease, ataxias and genetics. He has also contributed extensively for the promotion of Movement Disorders in India and was the Founding Secretary of the Movement Disorders Society of India (MDSI) and now the founder Editor-in-Chief of the journal Annals of Movement Disorders, which is the official journal of MDSI. He was also the Treasurer of Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) and now the President-Elect of IAN. In the International field, a member of the Education Committees of the International Association of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and the Asian and Oceanian subsection of International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS-AOS) and a member of the Editorial Boards of Parkinsonism and Related Disorders and Movement Disorders Journal. Currently he is a member of the Rare Movement Disorders Study Group of IPMDS and Secretary- Elect for 2017-2019 and Secretary for 2019-2021 MDS-AOS.