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MDS-ES Neuropsychology of Parkinsonian Syndromes

CME Credits:0Date:Nov 11, 2021 - Nov 13, 2021

Experienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The MDS-ES Neuropsychology of Parkinsonian Syndromes course is focused on cognition in Parkinson’s disease, including Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and dementia in Parkinson’s disease and Lewy Body Disorders (DLB). The course will discuss the clinical neuropsychology point of view, including how to properly examine main cognitive domains in PD-DLB, and the research prospective including cognitive batteries/scales for screening, diagnosis, prognosis and rehabilitations. Additionally, biomarkers will be discussed with regard to the role of clinical neuropsychology, neuroimaging and EEG instruments for LBD diagnosis.


  • Therapies-Other


Course Directors:

Roberta Biundo, PhD - General Psychology Department, University of Padua - Padua, Italy

Irena Rektorová, MD, PhD - CEITEC, Masaryk University, St. Anne's Hospital - Brno, Czech Republic

Ondrej Bezdícek, PhD - Charles University Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
Laura Bonanni, MD, PhD - University G. D'Annunzio of Chieti-Pescara
Hanane El Hachioui, PhD - Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Gert J. Geurtsen, PhD, MSc - Academic Medical Centre, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Elke Kalbe, PhD - Medical Faculty & University Hospital Cologne, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Miriam Slavkovska, PhD - P. J. Safarik University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Neurology

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on the neuropsychology of Parkinsonian syndromes.


Registration Fees

Members: Free

Non-Members: $50


*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.


To view the course schedule please 'PROCEED TO COURSE'.

Interactive Sessions

Lectures will be pre-recorded in advance and live streamed the date of the program with an interactive question and answer session immediately following the recorded lectures. Attendees are able to submit questions to expert panel in real time.

Lectures and associated resources available November 10, 2021
Live & Interactive Components on November 11-13, 2021

Day 1: Biomarkers: The Role of Clinical Neuropsychology, Neuroimaging and EEG instruments for LBDs diagnosis

Thursday, November 11, 16:00 - 19:00 CET


Day 2: Clinical Neuropsychology: How to Properly Examine Main Cognitive Domains in Lewy Body Disorders (PD-DLB)

Friday, November 12, 16:00 - 19:00 CET


Day 3: Cognitive Batteries/Scales for Screening, Prognosis and Rehabilitations

Saturday, November 13, 16:00 - 19:00 CET

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Classify Parkinson’s disease cognitive statutes applying the most recent published criteria

2. Plan a comprehensive cognitive assessment by choosing the most appropriate tests/scales

3. Plan the most effective and efficacious rehabilitative cognitive intervention based on published evidence

4. Describe differential diagnosis and prognosis based on neuropsychological assessment.

5. Identify EEG and neuroimaging correlates of Lewy Body MCI/dementia profile.

Intended Audience

This course is intended for health professionals specializing in psychology.

Supporter Statement

This meeting has been endorsed by the European Academy of Neurology.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate. 

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Heather Vitale

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