Course Report: Havana, Cuba
Havana, Cuba, March 5-7, 2014
Contributed by Nancy Pavón, MD, PhD, Centro Internacional de Restauración Neurológica in Havana, Cuba
MDS-PAS sponsored five doctors to speak on topics related to Parkinson’s disease at the 4th International Scientific Conference “Restauración Neurológica 2014” on March 5-7, 2014 in Havana, Cuba. The program was directed by MDS-PAS members, Dr. Nancy Pavón and Dr. Jorge Bergado.
The focus of the program was to offer a forum for basic neuroscience, clinical and surgical discussions on Parkinson’s disease and cerebellar ataxias along with a variety of other movement disorder topics, including the presentation of current research and available treatments.
There were approximately 150 course participants from Argentina, Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Mexico, Spain, Turkey and the United States. The course was taught by local and international faculty; the MDS-PAS sponsored Dr. Jorge Juncos (Emory University), Dr. Irene Litvan (University of California San Diego), Dr. Jeremy Schmahmann (Massachusetts General Hospital), Dr. Carlos Singer (University of Miami) and Dr. Michele Tagliati (Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles).