Alim-Louis Benabid Honored by International Neuromodulation Society


Giant of Neuromodulation Award’ Recognizes Benabid’s Pioneering Work In Treating Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and Dystonia

GRENOBLE, France – June 10, 2015 – The International Neuromodulation Society (INS) today presented its third annual “Giant of Neuromodulation Award” to Prof. Alim-Louis Benabid, board chairman of Clinatec – The Edmond J. Safra Biomedical Research Center in Grenoble, France.

Meeting at its 12th World Congress in Montreal, the society recognized Benabid for clinical work in the 1980s that helped usher in the modern era of using deep brain stimulation (DBS) to manage motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor and dystonia. Benabid, who co-founded Clinatec in 2006, is the first award recipient who is renowned for work in neuromodulation for movement disorder.

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