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Speaker - Josefa Domingos
Josefa
Domingos
Portuguese Parkinson Patient Association, Lisbon, Portugal

Dr Josefa Domingos is a physiotherapist specialising in Parkinson’s disease (PD), with two decades of experience working exclusively with people with PD. Since 2005, she has been crucial in bringing in specialised health services for patients with PD in Portugal. Currently, Dr Domingos serves as the National Health Coordinator at the Portuguese Parkinson Patient Association and co-founder of Young Parkies Portugal. She is also the president of Parkinson’s Europe, contributes to the Davis Phinney Foundation’s scientific committee, and participates in the International Movement Disorder Society's Wellness Group. Dr Domingos is an educator, clinician, and researcher; in 2023, she completed her PhD on the practicalities of community-based exercise in PD at Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, under the supervision of Prof. Dr Bas Bloem and Prof. Dr Joaquim Ferreira. She is dedicated to advancing Parkinson's research, advocacy and support both nationally and internationally.

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Wiesje van der Flier

Amsterdam University Medical Centers (UMC), Amsterdam, Netherlands


Professor Wiesje van der Flier is full professor and scientific director of the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam at Amsterdam UMC, the Netherlands, where she has worked since 2004.

 

She studied neuropsychology at the University of Utrecht, Utrecht, the Netherlands. In addition, Professor van der Flier is a clinical epidemiologist. She leads the Amsterdam Dementia Cohort, an ongoing memory clinic-based cohort including more than 6000 patients with deep phenotyping (MRI, EEG, CSF biomarkers, and PET) and linked biobank (blood, DNA, CSF). The Amsterdam Dementia Cohort is at the basis of many of the studies performed at the Alzheimer Center Amsterdam.

 

She has been (co)promotor of >20 theses and is currently supervising ~10 PhD projects. Professor van der Flier’s main research areas are the origin of Alzheimer’s disease, its diagnosis and prognosis, and intervention and prevention. She leads ABOARD (A Personalized Medicine Approach for Alzheimer’s Disease), a Dutch public–private partnership of more than 30 partners.

 

Together with colleague Philip Scheltens, she has written a book, Het Alzheimermysterie, which was published by the Arbeiderspers.


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