Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease and Other Parkinsonian Syndromes in Clinical Practice


Genetics of Parkinson's Disease and Other Parkinsonian Symptoms in Clinical Practice
Athens, Greece - October 3-4, 2014


Course Description

The aim of this course is to inform clinicians about the phenotypic spectrum of genetic forms of parkinsonism, to provide clinical clues for the differential diagnosis, and to discuss when, and in what patients, a genetic test should be performed. The course will include plenary lectures, video case demonstrations, and a “bring your own patient” video session.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Discuss the impact of genetics on our understanding of the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease
  • Understand the phenotypic spectrum of genetic parkinsonism and recognize the clinical clues for these disorders
  • Discuss when a clinician should ask for a genetic test in a parkinsonian patient and understand how a patient with genetic parkinsonism should be treated, and how this differs from treatment for sporadic Parkinson’s disease
  • Comprehend the impact of genetics on future treatments of these disorders

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for Movement Disorder specialists, general neurologists and trainees who want to become more familiar with genetics in Parkinson’s disease and other parkinsonian syndromes.


Aiginiteion Hospital
Vassilisis Sofias Str. 72-74
11528, Athens

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.



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MDS Members $220.00 USD
Non-Members $280.00 USD
Junior Participants $160.00 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

Bursary Information

MDS will grant 10 travel bursaries in the amount of $500 USD in order to help support the travel of participants from underserved areas.  Only applicants from Eastern Europe and North Africa are eligible to apply.  The deadline to apply for a bursary is Monday, August 11. Winners will be notified on Monday, August 18, 2014, and bursaries will be issued upon completion of the course.

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