Over his 24 years of experience in the field of neurology, Dr. Bruno Gallo has become involved with numerous associations and organizations working to help treat a variety of neurological disorders. These organizations include the American Epilepsy Society, the Movement Disorders Society, the Epilepsy Foundation, and the National Parkinson Foundation.
Founded in 1936, the American Epilepsy Society is one of the oldest neurological professional organizations in the United States. Members of the society include clinicians, scientists, and other professionals interested in seizure disorders representing both pediatric and adult forms of epilepsy.
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) brings together over 4,500 clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals who are interested in a wide array of movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease. related neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders, hyperkinetic movement disorders, and abnormalities in muscle tone and motor control.
The Epilepsy Foundation was founded in 1968 and has since become a leader in the fight against seizures and Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP). The Epilepsy foundation is a national non-profit organization with over 47 affiliated organizations throughout the U.S. The foundation works to control, prevent, and cure epilepsy through education, federal and local advocacy, community services, and supporting research for new treatments and therapies.
Aside from Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease is the second most common neurodegenerative disease. It affects over one million people in the U.S. and about four million individuals worldwide. Parkinson’s disease is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States, and numbers are expected to rise in upcoming years due to the aging of the current population.
For over 50 years, the National Parkinson Foundation has been developing solutions to meet the needs in care and treatment of individuals with Parkinson’s disease through research, education, and outreach. NPF has achieved great success creating a global network to serve the needs of the Parkinson’s community. The foundation has established 41 Centers of Excellence at top medical centers in the U.S. and across the globe. NPF is also responsible for establishing Care Centers at leading community hospitals as well as U.S. chapters and support groups, serving over 100,000 individuals affected by Parkinson’s disease.