Myoclonus and Other Jerky Movements

Myoclonus and Other Jerky Movements
October 13-14, 2016 - Groningen, Netherlands

Myoclonus and Other Jerky Movements takes place October 13-14, 2016, in Groningen, Netherlands.Course Description

This course features an internationally renowned faculty of researchers, scientists and clinicians who will present on “Myoclonus and Other Jerky Movements.” Jerky movements in clinical practice are challenging in defining the type of involuntary movement, but also in the broad underlying etiology given its varied manifestations, in both acquired and genetically determined disorders.

The first day’s sessions will highlight the clinical spectrum of jerky movements in both adults and children, followed by specific sessions on acquired, neurodegenerative, psychiatric and sleep disorders. After the clinical presentations we will focus on the pathophysiology.

The second day will address genetic aspects and treatment options, including DBS. In addition, young investigators are invited to submit abstracts for a poster presentation on the second day. Prize money will be awarded to the best poster presentation, as judged by the Scientific Advisory Board for the conference.

Learning Objectives 

After the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Define the phenotype of jerky movements
  • Discriminate functional from neurological jerks
  • Describe the pathophysiology of jerky movements
  • Be able to outline a standardized strategy to approach jerky patients
  • Describe application of new treatment strategies in jerky patients
Recommended Audience

This course is recommended for movement disorder neurologists and neuroscientists with an interest in myoclonus and other jerky movements.


University Medical Centre Groningen
Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen

CME Accreditation

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

The Management of Advanced Parkinson’s disease with Infusion Therapies course is designated for a maximum of 10 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Information on the process to convert EACCME credit to AMA credit can be found online.

Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognized by the UEMS-EACCME for ECMEC credits are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.