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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS-ES Controversies in Parkinson's Disease Research

Location:Centre Broca Nouvelle Aquitaine, University of Bordeaux, BordeauxCME Credits:0Date:Apr 19, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023

Experienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The MDS-ES Controversies in Parkinson's Disease Research course will adopt a "controversies" format where each selected "hot" scientific question will give rise to opposed views, each being defended by a renowned faculty. The program will allow ample time for interactive discussion between the opposing faculties and the course participants.  The course will also feature a hands-on component with laboratory experimental content for clinicians and clinic-oriented content for basic scientists.

By registering for this course, you agree to the statement provided in the section below labeled 'Assumption of Risk and Liability - COVID'.



  • Basic/Translational Neuroscience
  • Biomarkers & Diagnostic Tools
  • Epidemiology & Environment
  • Etiology & Pathophysiology
  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders


Course Directors

Erwan Bezard, PhD - University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Per Borghammer, MD, PhD, DMSc - Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark

Miquel Vila, MD, PhD - Vall d'Hebron Research Intsitute, Barcelona, Spain


Lena Burbulla, PhD - Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich, Germany

Wassilios Meissner, MD, PhD - University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France

Jose Obeso, MD - HM CINAC, Madrid, Spain

Wolfgang Oertel, MD - Phillipps University, Marburg, Germany

Tiago Outeiro, PhD - University Medical Center Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany

Laura Parkkinen, PhD - University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Wouter Peelaerts, PhD - KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium

Marina Romero-Ramos, PhD - Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Thilo van Eimeren, MD - University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide clinicians and basic scientists an interactive examination of controversies in Parkinson's disease research topics.

Registration Fees

Members: $275 USD

No Fee Members: $225 USD
Junior Members: $225 USD

Non-Members: $325 USD

*Non-members wishing to apply for MDS Membership to receive the MDS Member rate for this course will need to apply for membership no later than 2 weeks in advance of session.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to: 

1. Recognize the disease complexity and recognize and reject dogmatic simplistic views

2. Recognize clinical implications of recent basic science developments in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders

3. Discuss the translational value of preclinical models of Parkinson's disease

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for basic scientist researchers, movement disorder clinicians, clincal research fellows and neurology residents.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $25 USD cancellation fee.  After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.

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MDS Education

MDS Secretariat Liaison

Heather Vitale

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