Bernard Dan is the Head of the Department of Neurology and Associate Medical Director at the Children’s Hospital in Brussels, Belgium (HUDERF) and Professor of Neurobiology, Neurophysiology and Developmental Neurology at the Free University of Brussels (ULB). He graduated MD magna cum laude in 1992 at the Free University of Brussels and was certified neurologist in 1997, paediatric neurologist in 2000 and rehabilitation specialist in 2004. Part of his training in paediatric neurology and clinical neurophysiology was at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London. He obtained his PhD from ULB in 2002 under the supervision of Prof. Guy Chéron and Prof. Pierre Noël. His thesis was on motor control in cerebral palsy, with an annex thesis on cerebellar neurophysiology in a mouse model of Angelman syndrome. He became Full Professor at the ULB in 2009. Bernard Dan chaired the Belgian Society of Paediatric Neurology from 2006 to 2010. He was the 2010 President of the European Academy of Childhood Disability, is chairman-elect of the scientific committee of this academy and currently chairs the Belgian Academy of Childhood Disability. He was an Executive Committee member of the American National Institute of Health (NIH) ad hoc Commission of the Definition and Classification of Cerebral Palsy and has been a member of the NIH Task Force on Childhood Motor Disorders. He has been a member of the advisory think tank on ADHD and that on autistic spectrum disorders for the Belgian National Institute for Health and Disability Insurance (INAMI) and of the Belgian Conseil Supérieur de la Santé (CSS) commission on early management of children with autism. His clinical and research interests include developmental neuropsychology, neurophysiology and motor control, particularly in cerebral palsy, neurogenetic conditions and ADHD. Bernard Dan was inducted as an Officer of the Order of Leopold II in 2007. He was awarded the Socrates Award of pedagogic excellence (ULB) in 2008 and received the Exceptional Houtman Prize to acknowledge his contribution the benefit of children with disabilities from the hands of the Queen of Belgium in 2009. He is the laureate of the 2012 John Stobo Prichard Award, the highest international distinction in paediatric neurology, which is awarded by the International Child Neurology Association to a young child neurologist who has made a significant contribution to clinical and basic research.