Prof. dr R. Jeroen Vermeulen did his training in Medicine at the VU medical center in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. He got his PhD on a thesis about the role of Dopamine D1 receptors agonists in a model for Parkinson’s disease. After his residency in neurology he became child neurologist at the VU medical center in Amsterdam. He did his training in child neurology under supervision of professor Marjo van de Knaap. He did additional training in child neurology in Tubingen (Germany) under supervision of prof.dr. I. Krageloh-Mann. Since 2014 he is working as child neurologist at the Maastricht University medical center and since 2017 he is appointed as professor in child neurology. He is specialized in neonatal neurology and cerebral palsy. In the field of neonatal neurology, research is focused on further development of diagnostic brain MRI and the development of stem cell treatment. In the field of cerebral palsy, research is focused diagnostics (special MRI techniques and clinical and assessment of spasticity and dystonia) and on treatment (e.g. intrathecal baclofen, deep brain stimulation and functional electrical stimulation). He published more than 140 peer-reviewed articles mainly in the field of cerebral palsy.
Keynote lecture presented at the 32th EACD Annual Meeting in Poznan, November 28, 2020