Hospital Ramón y Cajal
Juan Carlos Martínez Castrillo
Movement Disorders Unit
28034 Madrid - Spain
Tel: +34 91 3368397
Fax: +34 91 3369016
Special interest within Movement Disorders: Parkinson´disease (DBS (two patients per moth), Duodopa, Apomorphine), atypical parkinsonisms, dystonia, and botulinum toxin treatment (90 patients/moth). A fellow can be hosted at no charge, but no accommodations or other costs can be provided.
Duration: 1-3 months
Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBiS)
Unidad de Trastornos del Movimiento (Movement Disorders Unit)
Servicio de Neurología y Neurofisiología Clínica
Unidad de Gestión Clínica de Neurociencias
Hosp.Univ. Virgen del Rocío/CSIC/Univ. de Sevilla Avda. Manuel Siurot s/n
41013 Sevilla, Spain
Tel:+34 955 923 040 (office)/955 923 039 (laboratory)
Fax:+34 955 923 101
Specialist interest within Movement Disorders: Parkinson's disease, dystonia, Tourrette syndrome, transcranial magnetic stimulation, genetics, imaging.
The group activity led by Dr. Pablo Mir is focused on the movement disorders, from both clinical and research perspectives. This activity happens in the clinical context of the Movement Disorders Unit in the Clinical Neuroscience Department at the University Hospital Virgen del Rocio, being part of the Andalusian Health System (Servicio Anadaluz de Salud (SAS). Our group focuses its research on three main areas:
Study of genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease (PD) and other movement disorders. In the last few years numerous genes related to the pathophysiology of movement disorders have been described. Our group is interested in the characterization of these genes, as well as of other possible candidate genes. Our final objective is to investigate the functional consequences of the alterations of these genes in our population.
Transcraneal magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the study of the pathophysiology of PD and other movement disorders. In this line our group attempts to evaluate, using TMS, the role of various areas of the brain in the pathophysiology of PD and other movement disorders, as well as their modulation by drugs, functional surgery and genetic factors.
Studies of the clinical aspects of PD and other movement disorders. The objective of this line is focused on the more clinical aspects of movement disorders, describing unusual presentations of different diseases and differential clinical characteristics of some entities. The study of the efficacy of various therapies is also included, as well as the diagnostic value of different neuroimaging tests in PD and other movement disorders.
Duration: 2 months or more
Hospital Universitario Virgen Macarena
Prof. José Chacón Pena, MD
Servicio de Neurología
Avenida Doctor Fedriani, 3
41071 Sevilla, Spain
Specialist interest within Movement Disorders:
a) Psychosis in Parkinson´s Disease and Atipical Neuroleptics.
b) Complicate Dystonia and Botulim Toxin
c) Generalized Dystonia and IT Baclofen
d) Apomorphine in pump in Parkinson´s therapy
Duration: One person can be accepted each year
Pedro J Garcia Ruiz, MD
Department of Neurology
Fundacion Jimenez Diaz
Avda Reyes Catolicos 2
Madrid 28040, Spain
Tel: 34 91 5504882
Fax: 34 91 5497381
Specialist interest within Movement Disorders: Parkinson’s including functional surgery, dystonia (>800 botulinum toxin injections per year), motor control
Duration of placements: 1-3 months
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Jaime Kulisevsky, MD, PhD
Movement Disorders Unit - Neurology Department
Hospital Santa Creu i San Pau
Sant Pau Institute of Biomedical Research
Sant Antoni M. Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona – Spain
Tel: +34 93 291 9049
Fax: +34 93 455 4681
Specialist interest within Movement Disorders: The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Unit, directed by prof. Jaime Kulisevsky is located in Barcelona at the Sant Pau Hospital, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. The Unit has 10 staff people: 4 neurologists, 3 neuropsychologists, and 2 research nurses. The outpatient clinic is a national referral center for movement disorders and visiting around 1,600 patients each year. It provides all modalities of treatment including DBS (an average of 2 patients are operated each month in the functional neurosurgery program), infusion therapies and a botulinum toxin clinic. A neurophysiological laboratory is dedicated to movement disorders patients. It offers a large expertise in clinical trials with several independent research projects ongoing.
Main research interests are presently devoted to cognitive and behavioural alterations in Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, development of new therapeutic interventions in essential tremor and dystonia. Our research team has an established relationship with other connected research groups at the Sant Pau Institute of Biomedical Research (http://www.iibsantpau.cat) with several projects on MRI imaging and genetics of Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. Two biologists are devoted to experimental neurology and pharmacological characterization of animal models of parkinsonism.
The program is connected to a Higher Degree on Cognitive Diagnosis and Rehabilitation (www.neuropsicol.org) (Directors Prof. García-Sanchez and Prof. Kulisevsky) of 2-year duration that confers a university-level diploma.
Duration: up to 6 months
Neurology Department, Hospital Clinic
Eduardo Tolosa, MD
Specialist interest within Movement Disorders: PD, atypical parkinsonism, non-motor features, premotor diagnosis, dystonia, movement disorders, DBS.
Duration: 6 to 12 months
Neurology Department, Hospital Clinic
Josep Valls-Sole, MD, PhD
Specialist interest within Movement Disorders: Clinical Neurophysiology of Motor Control, Neuropathic Pain and Movement Disorders
Duration of placements that you would be able to host: 6-12 months preferred