25 October 2018

Bas Bloem, theme Disorders of Movement, is elected as new member of the Academia Europaea.

The Academia Europaea is a functioning European Academy of Humanities, Letters and Sciences, composed of individual members. Membership is only by invitation after peer group nomination, scrutiny and confirmation as to the scholarship and eminence of the individual in their chosen field. Election is confirmed by the Council of the Academia. Members are drawn from across the whole European continent, not only Western Europe. Members also include European scholars who are resident in other regions of the world. Current membership stands at around 4000. Amongst them are seventy-two Nobel Laureates, several of whom were elected to the Academia before they received the prize.

Bas Bloem is professor of Neurological Movement Disorders and co-founder of the Parkinson Centrum Nijmegen (ParC) and ParkinsonNet. Bloem wants patients to take a more active role in their own care and wants to promote cooperation in healthcare: “First of all, care providers should consider their patients as partners with whom you cooperate to achieve the best possible health outcome. “Secondly, care providers have to specialize because the diagnosis and treatment of many diseases has become increasingly complex, but they should also cooperate with generalists, such as general practitioners. Thirdly, patients should be involved in important choices impacting their healthcare and should be supported in making those choices. Finally, healthcare should become more pro-active, rather than reactive: invest in a healthy lifestyle and early detection of problems before the burden of disease and the corresponding costs increase. I enjoy working on new care models and demonstrating the added value of these new models with credible scientific research.”

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