Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease and other Parkinsonian Syndromes in Clinical Practice
October 3-4, 2014
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.
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
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.
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