Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders: Update 2018

Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders: Update 2018
San Diego, CA, USA – March 17, 2018 

Held in collaboration with the American Association of
Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) Annual Meeting 

American Association of Neuroscience Nurses

Course Description

Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders takes place on March 17, 2018 in San Diego, CA, USA.Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders: Update 2018 is a full-day symposium, co-sponsored with the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, that will provide AANN members with the latest updates in the understanding of pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of Parkinson's disease, PD dementia, and Lewy body dementia. 

In addition, other commonly seen and/or challenging movement disorders such as essential/familial tremor, Huntington's disease, and a variety of other disorders will be presented with an emphasis on the most recent advances in our understanding of these diseases. There will also be case presentations discussing practical clinical approaches to the management of these patients.  If applicable, we will also address issues surrounding caregivers and their needs. 

All presentations will be given by members of MDS, sub-specialists with fellowship training and extensive experience in movement disorders, all of whom are committed and passionate about educating colleagues in neuroscience nursing.  We hope you will join us and leave with increased knowledge regarding this rapidly advancing field of neuroscience.

Recommended Audience

Neuroscience nurses with interest in a clinical update on Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • Discuss new developments in the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and progression of Parkinson’s disease
  • Review the clinical features of PD and diagnostic testing
  • Identify pre-motor and non-motor issues in PD
  • Discuss the treatment of motor and non-motor symptoms in PD
  • Review the diagnosis and management of tremor disorders
  • Describe new developments in the pathophysiology, progression and treatment of Huntington’s disease
  • Review other hypo- and hyper-kinetic disorders, including their diagnosis and treatment (PD plus syndromes, tardive dyskinesia, dystonia, and others)
  • Define and discuss caregiver burden and strategies to alleviate caregiver stress