Neuroimaging in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders Symposium

Neuroimaging in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders Symposium
Calgary, AB, Canada – June 9-10, 2017

Course Co-Directors: Oury Monchi, PhD and Antonio P. Strafella, MD, PhD

Faculty: Nico Bohnen, MD, PhD, Richard Camiccioli, MD, FRCPC, Doris Doudet, PhD, David Eidelberg, MD, Mario Masellis, MSc, MD, PhD, FRCPC, Martin Mckeown, MD, FRCP(C), Cecilia Peralta, MD, Bruce Pike, PhD, Gwenn Smith, PhD, Jon Stoessl, CM, MD, FRCPC, David Vaillancourt, PhD

Neuroimaging in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders Symposium will be held in Calgary, AB, Canada June 9-10, 2017. Course Description

This course features an internationally renowned faculty of researchers, scientists and clinicians who will present on advances in neuroimaging techniques to understand the pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and related movement disorders, to diagnose parkinsonian syndromes and monitor disease progression. 

During two exciting days, the course will cover different imaging techniques such as: positron emission tomography (PET), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and transcranial sonography. This has been used both in patients and animal models to investigate neuropathological mechanisms and/or compensatory changes underlying symptoms (i.e. motor and non-motor), treatment-related complications (e.g. impulse control disorders), and to monitor progression.

Young investigators will be invited to submit abstracts for a poster presentation, where they will be asked to indicate whether they want to be considered for oral presentation. The abstracts will be forwarded to the Scientific Advisory Board which will select the two abstracts with the most scientific interest with respect to the conference themes. The main author of each selected abstract will be invited to give a brief oral presentation, as reflected in the course program. Please note that abstracts submitted should not be submitted for publication. Deadline is April 27, 2017 and notifications will be e-mailed the week of May 8, 2017.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the role and importance of neuroimaging
  • Identify the origins and evolution of the management of motor and non-motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease and related disorders
  • Detect how neuroimaging methods can help identify subgroups of patients with Parkinson’s disease and atypical parkinsonism
  • Define the current best practices of MRI and PET use for diagnosis purpose
Intended Physician Competency Change
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams
  • Apply quality improvement
  • Utilize informatics
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Teams and Teamwork
Recommended Audience

Movement disorder neurologists, neuroscientists, clinical/research fellows and graduate students residing in North America.


The Hotchkiss Brain Institute
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB, Canada

Campus Map
Libin Theatre (HSC)
Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary
Health Sciences Centre HS-2952 (Foot Hills Campus)
3330 Hospital Drive NW Calgary,
AB T2N 4N1 Canada


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and accredited by the University of Calgary Office of Continuing Medical Education and Professional Development. Participants can claim up to a maximum of 11.50 study credits.

Day 1 = 6.25 Day 2 = 5.25

Claiming your credits: On Saturday, shortly after the course, you will be emailed a link to record your learning and outcomes. A certificate of CME will be provided on site, at the end of the course on Saturday.

Travel Grant for Eligible Developing World Countries in Pan America

MDS recognizes that some countries have limited access to Movement Disorder Education and may be restricted by resources. The Developing World Education Program is designed to address the needs of individuals in those countries. To that end, this course has a limited amount of travel grants for interested participants residing in specific countries of MDS-PAS

The grant amount provided will be based on application and need. The grant will be provided AFTER confirmation of attending the course. Funds cannot be provided before attending the course. 

However, the travel grant can be applied toward your course registration fee. Please do not register for the course until you are notified about the results of your application. If part of your grant is applied toward registration, this amount will be deducted from the overall grant and the remainder of the grant will be provided to you after the course, via bank wire transfer.

*Travel Grants Now Closed*
  • April 6, 2017 - Travel Grant Application Deadline
  • April 26, 2017 – Notifications emailed