Prof. Claudio Bassetti, President
Claudio L. Bassetti is full professor of neurology and vice-dean of the medical faculty at the University of Bern. He is the director of the neurology department, speaker of Neurocenter and director of the University Sleep-Wake-Epilepsy Center (SWEZ) at the University Hospital (Inselspital) in Bern. Claudio Bassetti received his MD degree from the University of Basel in 1984. He trained in neurology in Bern and Lausanne (FMH certification in 1992), and performed research fellowships in basic neurophysiology (Basel, 1985-1986) and sleep medicine (Ann Arbor-Michigan, USA, 1995-6). In 1997 he became associate professor at the University of Bern. In 2000 he was appointed professor of neurology at the university of Zurich and director of the neurological outpatient clinics of the university hospital. In 2009 he founded the Neurocenter of Southern Switzerland which he directed until 2012. Claudio Bassetti has authored eight books and over 370 scientific publications (CI>12’000; H-index 60). His research interests include sleep, stroke, and movement disorders with a translational (human and animal) approach. He served as president of the European Neurological Society (ENS, 2013-4), European Sleep Research Society (ESRS, 2008-12) and Swiss Neurological Society (SNG, 2008-12). He was the founder and first president of the Swiss Federation of Clinical Neurosocieties (SFCNS, 2009-13). Currently he is board member of the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences (SAMW) and the Swiss Clinical Trails Organization (SCTO). Claudio Bassetti received the M. Aldrich Award in 2008 and the Pisa Sleep Award in 2010. He is honorary member of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN).