Prof. Oertel is Hertie-Senior- Research-Professor (2014-2022), Professor for Neurology and former Chairman (1996-2014) at the Dept. Neurology, Philipps University Marburg, Germany.
Prof. Oertel has served as president (2007-2011) of the German Parkinson Society (DPG), as board member (2009-2014) and president (2011-2012) of the German Society for Neurology, treasurer (2001-2002) of the International Movement Disorder Society (MDS), chairperson (2007-2009) of the European section of MDS and president (2013-2015) of the International REM-Sleep Behaviour Disorder Study Group, an organization he founded in 2009. He is treasurer of the European Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) Study group (2014-2017). He coordinates the European Affairs Sub-committee (EASC) of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN). Since 2015 he is member of the high level advisory group “Scientific Panel for Health (SPH)” to the European Commissioner for “Research and Innovation”.
Prof. Oertel’s main field of scientific interest are neurodégénérative disorders such as Alzheimer dementia, Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related disorders. In parallel he also keeps a strong interest in RLS. He has reviewed over 750 scientific publications.
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