Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease and Other Parkinsonian Syndromes in Clinical Practice


Genetics of Parkinson's Disease and Other Parkinsonian Symptoms in Clinical Practice
Athens, Greece - October 3-4, 2014


Course Description

The aim of this course was to inform clinicians about the phenotypic spectrum of genetic forms of parkinsonism, to provide clinical clues for the differential diagnosis, and to discuss when, and in what patients, a genetic test should be performed. The course included plenary lectures, video case demonstrations, and a “bring your own patient” video session.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants were able to accomplish the following:

  • Discuss the impact of genetics on our understanding of the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease
  • Understand the phenotypic spectrum of genetic parkinsonism and recognize the clinical clues for these disorders
  • Discuss when a clinician should ask for a genetic test in a parkinsonian patient and understand how a patient with genetic parkinsonism should be treated, and how this differs from treatment for sporadic Parkinson’s disease
  • Comprehend the impact of genetics on future treatments of these disorders

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for Movement Disorder specialists, general neurologists and trainees who want to become more familiar with genetics in Parkinson’s disease and other parkinsonian syndromes.


National Hellenic Research Foundation (N.H.R.F.)
48 Vassileos Constantinou Avenue
11635 Athens

An application has been made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.


Online registration for this course is now closed.  For consideration, please contact Stephanie Moffett via email at


MDS Members $220.00 USD
Non-Members $280.00 USD
Junior Participants $160.00 USD

Registration rates include all sessions, course materials, and breaks.  For reference, registration fees are listed in US dollars. Conversion rates may be found at

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Associate Membership

Attendees at this course will qualify to apply for a complimentary 1-year MDS membership that includes:

  • Access to the “members only” website resources and online journals
  • Reduced registration rate for future courses and International Congress
  • Quarterly Newsletter, Moving Along
  • Access to online MDS Membership Directory

Following the course all those who qualify for this offer will be emailed a link to apply for associate membership.  Once approved, benefits will begin immediately.

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