Alpha-Synuclein: The Gateway to Parkinsonism - Innsbruck

Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria

February 11-13, 2015

Innsbruck, AustriaCourse Description

This conference features an internationally renowned faculty of researchers, scientists and clinicians who will present on alpha-synuclein related to Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonism during this three-day event.  

The first day’s sessions will highlight genetics and environment as it is linked to alpha-synuclein, advances in PD biomarkers and non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease. 

The second day will address intracellular disruption by alpha-synuclein, extracellular alpha-synuclein, and multiple system atrophy; while the third day will discuss emerging therapies.   Each session will include a roundtable discussion where participants will be able to interact with the session’s faculty members and ask pressing questions. 

In addition, participants are invited to submit abstracts for a poster presentation on the second day – prize money will be awarded to the top three presentations, as judged by the Scientific Advisory Board for the conference.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Define the role of alpha-synuclein in the pathogenesis of PD and MSA
  • Discuss the pros and cons of prion-like propagation in PD and related disorders
  • Identify clinical features in the premotor phase of PD and MSA
  • Critically discuss the value of biomarkers in the early diagnosis of PD and MSA
  • Review disease modification interventions in PD and MSA including immunization

Recommended Audience

This course is recommended for neuroscientists and movement disorder neurologists with an interest in alpha-synucleinopathies such as Parkinson`s disease and multiple system atrophy.


Medizinzentrum Anichstrasse (MZA)
Anichstrasse 35
6020 Innsbruck

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MDS Members $300 USD
Non-Members $400 USD
Junior Participants and Waived Dues $200 USD*

Registration rates include all sessions, course materials and breaks. For reference, registration fees are listed in US dollars. Conversion rates may be found at

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members.  To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership Webpage.

*Please note that only MDS members with Student, Resident or Waived Dues Membership status are eligible for the Junior Participant/Waived Dues Rate.

Refund Policy:  For cancellation 2 weeks in advance of a course the registration fee will be 100% refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee.  For cancellation within 2 weeks of a course, the registration fee is non-refundable.

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