Dirk Dressler, MD, PhD, obtained his medical education at Georg-August University, Goettingen, Friedrich-Alexander University, Erlangen and at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA. He is a fully board certified neurologist and psychiatrist. After several years of postgraduate training at the National Hospital for Neurology and the Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, UK he took over a position as consultant neurologist and Associate Professor of Neurology at Rostock University, Rostock, Germany. In September 2008 he was appointed Full Professor of Neurology and Head of Movement Disorders Section at the Department of Neurology, Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. He is one of the pioneers of botulinum toxin therapy in Europe. He published over 700 articles, book chapters and abstracts as well as several books on dystonia, other movement disorders and on botulinum toxin therapy. He also holds several patents on botulinum toxin therapy. Dr Dressler is co-founder and co-convenor of the International Congress on Treatment of Dystonia, co-founder of IAB - Interdisciplinary Working Group for Movement Disorders, co-founder of International Neurotoxin Association, co-founder of Konrad-Adenauer Foundation Health Network, co-founder of Fokus Spastik/German Spasticity Forum, and editor and reviewer of several international neurological journals. He serves on advisory boards of numerous medical societies and works as consultant for various international pharmaceutical companies. He is member of several medical societies and editor and reviewer of numerous medical journals.