Regional Sections Course Reports

A Review of Parkinson's disease and Related Disorders - Nanchang, China

A Review of Parkinson's disease and Related Disorders
Nanchang, China

June 12, 2008

A CME course entitled as "A Review of Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders" sponsored by the educational grant from the Asian and Oceanian Section of the MDS (AOS-MDS) was successfully held in Nanchang city, Jiangxi Province, China on June 12th, 2008. It was held as a satellite program in conjunction with the biennial conference of the Chinese Movement Disorder Society. Professors Tim Anderson and Barry Snow from New Zealand and local speaker Professor Shengdi Chen gave comprehensive talks on clinical features and diagnosis of PD, treatment options in PD, management of motor and non-motor features and complications in PD, and other forms of parkinsonism and their management. As part of the course, the speakers and audience had interactive discussions on more than 10 video cases of PD and their related disorders. The local organizer had arranged simultaneous oral translation carried out by 3 expert interpreters to Mandarin during the whole course.

About 85 neurologists and neurology trainees from almost 20 provinces across China took part in this education course. The course was very well received with very encouraging feedback from the audience. Among the comments, the most popular suggestion is that they hoped that the MDS will present more of such topics including the pathogenesis and differential diagnosis on PD and other forms of parkinsonism, and other movement disorders such as dystonia, tremor, RLS, myoclonus, chorea, and gait disorders.

Contributed by Professor Shengdi Chen