Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias: From Molecular Biology to Bedside and Treatment

Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias: From Molecular Biology to Bedside and Treatment
São Paulo, Brazil – November 9-10, 2018

Course Translations

The course will be delivered in Portuguese and English. However, please note that this course will be simultaneously translated into Spanish/Portuguese.

Este curso se traducirá simultáneamente al español / portugués. Este curso será traduzido simultaneamente para o espanhol / português. 


The course Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias: From Molecular Biology to Bedside and Treatment will take place in São Paulo, Brazil on November 9-10, 2018.Course Directors

Orlando G. P. Barsottini - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo
José Luiz Pedroso - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo

Course Description

Hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias are complex genetic disorders. The knowledge, information and concepts have expanded and evolved substantially during the past few years. The advances have established a solid base to potential therapeutic approaches.

This course will discuss clinical manifestations, physiopathology, rehabilitation, genetic aspects, management, as well as future directions in the field of ataxias and spastic paraplegias. This will be an interactive course with audience participation and patient videos on clinical cases.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize typical and less common forms of inherited ataxias and spastic paraplegias
  • Identify pathophysiology (pharmacologic, genetic and biochemical) of ataxias and spastic paraplegias
  • Acquire knowledge of pharmacological, rehabilitation and other treatment approaches on ataxias and spastic paraplegias
Recommended Audience

Medical doctors, physiotherapists, speech therapists, physiatrists, medical students, and allied health professionals.


Associação Paulista de Medicina (APM)
Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 278 Bela Vista
São Paulo / SP - 01318-901


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