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Armenia: April 24-25, 2008

April 24-25, 2008

The Visiting Professor Program was conducted on April 24-25, 2008 in Moscow House in Yerevan, the Capital of Armenia. It was directed by the heads of organizations: Wolfgang Oertel, Chairman of the MDS-ES, and Parounak Zelveian, President of the Armenian Medical Association. Local organizing committee was headed by Zaruhi Tavadyan, Movement Disorders Group Leader, ALYN, and Samson Khachatryan, Chairman of ALYN. The Symposium was also supported by National Institute of Health of Armenia and Department of Neurology, Yerevan State Medical University.

The Symposium was attended by nearly 180 specialists from different fields of medicine - adult and child neurologists, psychiatrists, family physicians, interns, general practitioners, psychologists, neurology residents from Yerevan and other regions of Armenia.

This was the first meeting on Parkinson's disease and other Movement Disorders in Armenia. The seminar was impressive by extensive participation of local specialists and overall coverage of the main topics of the field. Being mainly focused on Parkinson's disease, lecturers also covered very important topics on Parkinson-plus syndromes, Restless legs syndrome, essential tremor, dystonias, Huntington's disease and other choreas, Tourette syndrome and tic disorders, drug-induced Movement Disorders, as well as sleep and Movement Disorders.

The program provided an excellent opportunity to educate specialists in Armenia and establish closer connections between Armenian physicians and researchers and the international field of Movement Disorders, thus intensifying the relations between both scientific communities.