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What is the Competence Network on Parkinson’s disease?


The Competence Network on Parkinson’s disease is a medical network founded since 1999 by the German Ministry for Education and Research.
The organisational structure includes a research and a care network.
Currently 22 university clinics, 22 special clinic and three special practices are working together to collect data, gene samples and execute clinial trials to force research in better diagnosis and therapy methods.
Research projects are done in cure research, diagnostic and therapeutic research. The care network encircles university clinics, town clinics, special clinics for Parkinson’s disease, specialists and general practitioners. It cooperates with the German Parkinson Union (dPV e.V.), the greatest patient union.

More informations about the members and the organisation you find on the following sites:

In Organisation a survey is given about the structure of the Parkinson Competence Network and all members.

In Network Office you find the central office addresses.
All member centers are described in the centers.

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