Regional Sections Course Reports

Movement Disorders and Sleep - Brasov, Romania

Movement Disorders and Sleep
Braşov, Romania

November 26-27, 2010

The 2nd Movement Disorders Teaching Course, Movement disorders and sleep, organized by The Movement Disorder Society and Transilvania University was held in Braşov, Romania on November 26-27, 2010. This Teaching Course was held in the Aula of Transilvania University and was attended by more than 400 registered participants (staff physicians, residents, medical students). We provided free registration for residents and medical students. The aims of the course were to: 1) Recognize the main types of movement disorders; 2) Recognize motor problems during sleep; 3) List evaluation techniques of patients with excessive daytime sleepiness.

Participating faculty were : Angelo Antonini (Venice, Italy); Claudia Trenkwalder (Kassel, Germany); Sevasti Bostantjopoulou (Thessaloniki, Greece); Miguel Coelho (Lisbon, Portugal); Carlo Colosimo (Rome, Italy); Erik Wolters (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Aviv Goldbart (Beer-Sheva, Israel); Joke Jaarsma (Amsterdam, The Netherlands); Ray K Chaudhuri (London, UK); Mihaela Teodorescu (Wisconsin, USA); Per Odin (Bremerhaven, Germany); Luiza Spiru (Bucharest, România); Sorin Tuţă (Bucharest, România); and Cristian Falup-Pecurariu (Braşov, România).

Lectures covered topics like pre-motor phase of PD, phenomenology of movement disorders (with videos), depression, dementia and sleep disorders in PD, REM sleep behavior disorders and neurodegeneration, excessive daytime sleepiness in PD. Other important topics were diagnosis of restless legs syndrome, treatment of RLS, neuroimaging and non-motor symptoms. There was an interactive video session case quiz as well. The feedback from audience and faculty was positive.

Participants received 12 points according to the Romanian College of Physicians for continuing medical education.

On behalf of the local organizing committee I would like to thank to The Movement Disorder Society for its support. It was an excellent opportunity for young neurologists and residents from related specialities and medical students as well to learn motor problems during sleep.

Dr. Cristian Falup-Pecurariu, Course Director - March 2011