Course Program

Course Directors

Dr. Maria Stamelou, Athens, Greece
Dr. Georgia Xiromerisiou, Thessaloniki, Greece

Course organization assisted by:

  • Second Department of Neurology, University of Athens, Director: Prof. Leonidas Stefanis
  • Department of Neurology, Papageorgiou Hospital, Director: Dr. Iakovos Tsiptsios
  • Department of Neurology, University of Thessaly, Larisa, Director: Prof. Georgios Hadjigeorgiou

Prof. Kailash Bhatia, MD, DM, FRCP, London, UK
Prof. Sevasti Bostantjopoulou, MD, Thessaloniki, Greece
Prof. Efstathios Boviatsis, MD, Athens, Greece
Prof. Georgios Hadjigeorgiou, MD, PhD, Larisa, Greece
Prof. Henry Houlden, PhD, London, UK
Prof. Spyridon Konitsiotis, MD, Ioannina, Greece
Dr. Maria-Roser Pons, MD, Athens, Greece
Prof. Andrew Singleton, PhD, Bethesda, Maryland, USA
Prof. Leonidas Stefanis, MD, PhD, Athens, Greece

Day 1
14:30-15:00 Registration and Introduction
15:00-15:30 The story of a-synuclein families in Greece
Sevasti Bostanjopoulou
15:30-16:00 Monogenic forms of Parkinson’s disease: Phenotypes
Kailash Bhatia
16:00-16:30 Monogenic forms of Parkinson’s disease: Implications for pathophysiology of PD 
Leonidas Stefanis
16:30-17:00 Genetic susceptibility of sporadic PD: The interplay between environmental and genetic factors in PD
Georgios Hadjigeorgiov
17:00-17:30 Coffee break
17:30-18:00 Other causes of hereditary parkinsonism: Syndromic associations
Maria Stamelou
18:00-18:30 Genetic parkinsonism in pediatric patients
Maria-Roser Pons
18:30-19:00 Genetic consultation for PD and other parkinsonian disorders: When does a genetic test make sense?
Georgia Xiromerisiou
19:00-20:30 Videos– Diagnosis phenotypes and when would you do genetic testing
Kailash Bhatia, Sevasti Bostantjopoulou, Maria Stamelou, Leonidas Stefanis, Georgia Xiromerisiou


Day 2
8:00-8:30 Contribution of genome-wide screening to the genetics of Parkinson’s disease
Andrew Singleton
8:30-9:00 Genetics of sporadic atypical parkinsonism: PSP, CBD and MSA
Henry Houlden
9:00-9:30 Genetic conditions presenting as PSP, CBD or MSA-look alikes
Maria Stamelou
9:30-10:00 Coffee break
10:00-10:30 Pharmacological treatments for sporadic vs genetic parkinsonism
Spyridon Konitsiotis
10:30-11:00 DBS in genetic PD and other parkinsonian disorders
Efstathios Boviatsis
11:00-11:30 Future genetic treatments in PD 
Georgia Xiromerisiou
11:30-12:00 Coffee break
12:00-13:30 Bring your video
All Faculty