Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology of Movement Disorders

brno 2019

Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology of Movement Disorders
Brno, Czech Republic – November 7-8, 2019

Neuroimaging and Neurophysiology of Movement Disorders takes place in Brno, Czech Republic November 7-8, 2019.Course Director

Irena Rektorová, MD, PhD, Masaryk University
Brno, Czech Republic

Course Description

Utilizing and understanding electrophysiology and multimodal imaging is crucial to provide an accurate early diagnosis of distinct movement disorders, enhance our understanding of their pathophysiological mechanisms, and provide both invasive and non-invasive treatment options.

The first day of the course will focus on electrophysiological aspects of tremor, dystonia, myoclonus, parkinsonism, and functional movement disorders. It will show how electrophysiology can help clinicians diagnose distinct movement disorders and enhance understanding of their pathological mechanisms and treatment effects. Electrophysiological aspects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in Parkinson’s disease (PD) and effects of DBS on dystonia and gait disorders will be discussed, and update on non-invasive brain stimulation approaches to treat specific movement disorders and symptoms will also be provided.

The second day of the course will focus on multimodal imaging in prodromal PD to determine how neuroimaging may help to identify individuals at risk of PD and Lewy body diseases. We will show how various imaging techniques may help to explain underlying mechanisms of motor and non-motor symptoms of PD. The afternoon interactive workshop with video cases will teach participants how to use clinical imaging for differential diagnosis of parkinsonism, hyperkinetic movement disorders and dementias with movement disorders in clinical practice.

Recommended Audience

This is an advanced course intended especially for movement disorders specialists interested in neurophysiology and imaging of movement disorders, also for neurologists, geriatricians, clinical and basic scientists, radiologists/nuclear medicine clinicians interested in the field of movement disorders.

Learning Objectives 

Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Utilize electrophysiological methods for differential diagnosis and evaluation of distinct movement disorders syndromes
  • Recognize electrophysiological aspects of deep brain stimulation
  • Recognize treatment potential of non-invasive brain stimulation techniques for dystonia and Parkinson’s disease
  • Identify neuroimaging biomarkers of prodromal Lewy body diseases
  • Recognize imaging and electrophysiological markers for differential diagnosis of movement disorders in clinical practice

St. Anne University Hospital, School of Medicine
Masaryk University, Brno, Czech Republic
Building C1, 6th Floor: Red Conference Room

​Getting to Brno from Vienna

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Registration Closes October 18, 2019.

Member: $250 USD
Junior/Waived Dues Member: $225 USD
Non-Member: $300 USD

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering, and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members. To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership webpage.

Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $25 USD cancellation fee.  After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.


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