Professor Bastiaan Bloem received his medical degree, with honurs, in Leiden in 1993 and obtained his PhD degree in 1994. He trained as a neurologist in Leiden and received additional training in movement disorders at The Parkinson's Institute, California and Institute of Neurology, London. In 2008, he was appointed professor of movement disorder neurology at Radboudumc, Nijmegen. Dr. Bloem founded and directs the Centre of Expertise for Parkinson & Movement Disorders, which is recognized as center of excellence by the Parkinson’s Foundation. Together with Marten Munneke, he developed ParkinsonNet, an award-winning innovative professional healthcare network. His research interests include cerebral compensation and healthcare innovation, aiming to evaluate patient-centered collaborative care. Dr. Bloem is a secretary for the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and serves on the executive scientific advisory board of The MJFF. In 2018, he was elected as member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities.