Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes
Günter Höglinger DZNE / TUM Munich, Germany
Gregor Wenning University Innsbruck, Austria
Atypical parkinsonian syndromes are a group of hypokinetic neurodegenerative diseases other than Parkinson’s disease. Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Corticobasal Degeneration (CBD), Multiple System Atrophy (MSA) and Dementia with Lewy Bodies (DLB) are the most prominent representatives of this group. Movement Disorder specialists require specific expertise and skills for adequate medical care for patients with atypical parkinsonian syndromes. International research efforts make atypical parkinsonian syndromes particularly attractive for young neurologists.
This course is designed to provide young neurologist and future experts in Movement Disorders the essential knowledge and skills required for qualified medical care and high end research in atypical parkinsonian syndromes. Participants will attend lectures presenting the different disease entities, followed by clinical skills lectures focusing on the clinical identification specific signs and symptoms. Then participants will have the opportunity to examine individual patients with atypical parkinsonian syndromes. There will be plenty of opportunities to engage in a constructive discussions with the international experts. Attendees are also encouraged to bring own case-study videos and discuss them with faculty.
A working knowledge of English is required.
Young neurologists with an expertise in movement disorders.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Identify clinical signs and symptoms alerting for the possible presence of atypical parkinsonism
- Apply detailed clinical examination skills to diagnose atypical parkinsonism
- Demonstrate the scientific concept and clinical application of diagnostic criteria
- Evaluate the additional clinical examination content for atypical parkinsonism
- Select adequate treatment strategies for atypical parkinsonism
German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE)
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