Movement Disorders in Children and Adolescents

Groningen, Netherlands - November 22-23, 2018

Movement Disorders in Children and Young Adults
Groningen, Netherlands – November 22-23, 2018

Movement Disorders in Children and Adolescents takes place November 22-23, 2018, in Groningen, Netherlands. Course Director 

Marina de Koning-Tijssen - University Medical Center Groningen

Course Description

This course features an internationally renowned faculty of clinicians who will present on “Movement Disorders in Children and Adolescents."  Young-onset movement disorders are challenging in clinical practice. For clinicians the three main practical questions are:

  • What do we see (phenotyping)
  • What is the cause (etiology) and subsequently
  • What is the optimal treatment?

Phenotyping comprises classification of the movement disorder type, but also the evaluation of other neurological and systemic features.

The first day’s sessions will highlight the clinical spectrum of involuntary movements ranging from physiological movements to movement disorders. The second day focuses on etiology including genetic and acquired causes. At the end of the day different treatment options are discussed including DBS. During the two-day course, several patients will be presented "live" in a "grand round" format.

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for movement disorder specialists, functional neurosurgeons, nurse practitioners, pediatric neurologists, pediatricians, and trainees who are already involved in management of movement disorders in pediatric and adolescents.

Learning Objectives
  • Phenotype different movement disorders in children and adolescents
  • Determine etiology, with a focus on genetic causes, in children and adolescents with movement disorders
  • Describe and implement treatment options for movement disorders in children and adolescents

University Medical Centre Groningen
Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ
Groningen, Netherlands


The participant cocktail reception during the course is supported by the University of Groningen, the Municipality of Groningen and the Province of Groningen.

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