Bridges and Boundaries in Movement Disorders: The Role of Neuroimaging

Bridges and Boundaries in Movement Disorders: The Role of Neuroimaging

Pisa, Italy - September 2015
 

Course Description

Pisa, ItalyThis workshop is intended to introduce participants to the potential of nuclear medicine approaches to measure the dopamine transporter, dopamine receptors and protein aggregation in neurological practice. Participants will learn various methods of neuroimaging, including how neuroimaging can aid differential diagnosis, PET and SPECT studies in parkinsonisms, in parkinson-dementia, transcranic ultrasound, and conventional and advanced MRI in parkinsonisms. The course presenters will also review essential and parkinsonian tremor, the compensatory phenomena in the premotor phase of Parkinson's disease and multimodal imaging in Huntington's chorea. The course will conclude with a recap of lessons learned from neuroimaging.
 

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the current uses, potential future uses, the interpretation and limitations of both dopamine transporter and receptor images in neurological and clinical practice and research applications in differential diagnosis and outcome prediction.
  • Discuss the potential future uses of protein aggregation imaging and inflammatory imaging markers in neurological clinical practice and research applications.
  • Discuss the current uses, potential future uses, and limitations of MR-based imaging in neurological clinical practice and research applications.
  • Discuss the advance in knowledge by imaging studies in pathophysiology of parkinsonian and essential tremor, and Huntington's disease.
  • Discuss the new advances in substantia nigra detection by means of transcranic ultrasound and ultra high field MR.
     
Recommended Audience

Specialists in neurology, nuclear medicine, radiology, clinicians and researchers interested in brain imaging.

Registration

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.


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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