Prof. Dr. Alexander Kurz (DE)

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Current position Head, Centre for Cognitive Disorders Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Klinikum rechts der Isar Technische Universität München

Medical education 1969 –1975 Medical school, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich 1977 Approval as physician, Bayerische Landesärztekammer 1981 Doctoral thesis, Technische Universität München 1989 Approval as psychiatrist, Bayerische Landesärztekammer 1990 Lecturer in psychiatry, Technische Universität München 1992 Approval as psychotherapist, Bayerische Landesärztekammer 1996 Professor of psychiatry, Technische Universität München

Clinical trial experience Dr. Kurz has acted as a principal investigator in numerous clinical drug trials (phases II, III and IV) since 1987. Disease indications include Alzheimer’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease combined with cerebrovascular disease, frontotemporal degeneration, postoperative delirium, and mild cognitive impairment. Dr. Kurz has received regular GCP training, most recently on 29 September, 13 October 2011 and 21 November 2012.

Research interests Dr. Kurz has a broad spectrum of scientific interests including: genetic causes and risk factors of neurodegenerative diseases; frontotemporal lobar degenerations; association between early life factors and cognitive decline in old age; early identification of neurodegenerative disorders using biochemical markers and brain imaging techniques; counseling and support of dementia caregivers; non-pharmacological therapy for patients with incipient dementia; pharmacologial prevention of postoperative delirium.

Publications

Dr. Kurz has authored or co-authored more than 300 peer-reviewed scientific papers and book chapters and is a regular reviewer for many international medical journals. Membership in medical societies Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychiatrie, Psychotherapie und Neurologie Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gerontopsychiatrie und -Psychologie Deutsche Gesellschaft für Neurogenetik International Psychogeriatric Association

Further activities 1997 – Deutsche Alzheimer Gesellschaft, board member