The Annemarie Opprecht - Foundation was established in 1998 and is sponsored by Annemarie Opprecht, a Swiss philanthropist.
The specific purpose of the Foundation is to promote, at an international level, medical or medical-related research in the field of Parkinson's disease.
Therefore, the Foundation presents at regular intervals the Annemarie Opprecht Parkinson Award, in amount of 100,000 Swiss francs.
The next award will be presented for the eighth time in 2021.
Previous awards were given in 1999, 2002, 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015 and 2018.
Board of Trustees
Prof. Dr. rer. pol. Peter Gurtner, Switzerland
President of the Foundation
Prof. Dr. med. Mathias Sturzenegger, Switzerland
President of the Prize Committee
Theo Prinz, Business Economist FH, Switzerland
Dr. med. Claude Vaney, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. phil. Hans Rudolf Widmer, Switzerland
OBT AG, Rorschach
The 2021 Award has been launched; the deadline for submission for the applicants will be May 31st, 2021.
Award presentation: Joint Annual Meeting of the Swiss Neurological Society and Swiss Society for Behaviooural Neurology: November 18th - 19th, 2021 at Congress Centre Kursaal, Interlaken, Switzerland.
Submission for the 2021 Award: May 31st, 2021.
Prof. Paul Krack
Prof. Heiko Braak
Prof. Lorenz Studer
Prof. John Hardy
Prof. Andrew B. Singleton
Prof. Stanley Fahn
Prof. Zbigniew K.Wszolek
Prof. José A. Obeso
Prof. Anthony H.V. Schapira
Prof. Pierre Pollak