Basic Neuroscience of Movement Disorders


Basic Neuroscience of Movement Disorders

Stockholm, Sweden – September 14-15, 2018

Course Director 

Per Svenningsson, MD, PhD - Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden

The Basic Neuroscience Course takes place in Stockholm, Sweden. Course Description

The overall aim of this course is to teach young research-oriented neurologists and neuroscientists about fundamental mechanisms underlying movement disorders. The course participants will learn about clinical and genetic characteristics, preclinical models and pathophysiological foundations of movement disorders and their therapies.

An important goal is to update clinical neurologists and neuroscientists on the forefront and the latest developments of research of movement disorders. The course will hopefully engage young neurologists and neuroscientists into research on movement disorders and to promote translational research involving multidisciplinary approaches.

The course mainly consists of lectures by international experts on Parkinson's disease and movement disorders. Local experts will serve as chairs to facilitate discussion after each lecture. They will also organize questioning from the participants and ensure that the time schedule is followed properly. There will also be panel discussions with experts. During breaks and the course dinner, the participants will also get the opportunity to interact with faculty and peers.

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for neurologists, geriatricians, and basic scientists interested in movement disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize recent basic science developments in genetics and imaging in Parkinson’s disease and their clinical implications
  • Review recent basic science developments using cellular and animal models of parkinsonism and their potential to translate into the clinical situation
  • Summarize recent basic science developments in dystonia, Huntington’s disease, and ataxias
  • Analyze interactions between basic neuroscientists and movement disorders specialists
  • Compare novel approaches aimed at treating movement disorders
  • Identify important clinical aspects of movement disorders where more basic research is needed

Karolinska Institutet | Campus Map (PDF)
Solna Campus
Nobel Forum, Wallenberg Lecture Hall
Nobels väg 1, 171 77 Solna, Sweden

Visa Statement

MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please have them contact

Registration is closed.

MDS Member: $75 USD
Junior/Waived Dues
MDS Member: $50 USD
Non-Member: $100 USD

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members.  To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership webpage.

Refund Policy: For cancellation 2 weeks in advance of a course the registration fee will be 100% refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee.  For cancellation within 2 weeks of a course, the registration fee is non-refundable. 

The deadline to apply for a Travel Bursary has passed.

The deadline to apply for an African Travel Grant has passed.


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