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Program: Twenty Third Annual Symposium on Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders


Abstract

The symposium will consist of two keynote speakers and peer-reviewed platform and poster presentations designed to communicate recent research advances, including new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options, in the field of Parkinson's disease, Huntington disease, ataxia, dystonia, myoclonus, Tourette's syndrome, Essential Tremor and other movement disorders thereby enhancing patient care. Professionals in neurology and related disciplines as well as practitioners, psychologists, educators, and researchers are invited to attend. The gaps in clinical practice we wish to address are the unmet needs pertaining to the translational and clinical evaluation, along with the care and treatment of patients and families affected by Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders.

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be able to: 1) Identify and describe by scholarly review, oral presentation and group discussion the current research into the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of Parkinson's disease (PD) and Essential Tremor (ET) which may be relevant to current treatment or which may lead to the development of further research protocols; 2) Distinguish and assess the important advances in research and clinical treatments relating to Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor in terms of available treatment options or new methodologies for clinical research; 3) Explain new pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options available for Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders in connection with their clinical practice or with regard to further clinical research methods; 4) Interpret the mechanisms (genetic, environmental, pathophysiology, neurobiology) linked to Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders when assessing Parkinson's disease or other movement disorder patients or when developing new research protocols; and 5) Employ diagnostic approaches and tools available for assessing Parkinson's disease and Essential Tremor when diagnosing new patients or when conducting clinical research.

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