Neuroscience of Movement Disorders
David Standaert, MD, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL, USA
Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD - University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL, USA
Neuroscience of Movement Disorders is a two-part course taking place in San Diego, CA, USA in 2018 and Chicago, IL, USA in 2019, both immediately preceding the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting.
The target audiences for this course are basic and translational scientists, including graduate students, post-doctoral students, and junior faculty. The goal of this course is to introduce this audience, which has great sophistication in neuroscience, to the principles, basic knowledge, and unanswered questions that are important to the field of Movement Disorders.
The faculty consists of experts in pathology, etiology, neurodegenerative and neuroprotective mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and other Movement Disorders. All are outstanding translational scientists in their own right, and many are expected to be attending and speaking at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting, which follows this course.
The first year of this course took place in San Diego, CA, USA on November 2, 2018 and the course concentrated on the aspects and treatment of Parkinson’s disease. The second year of the course will take place in Chicago, IL, USA on October 18, 2019 and will provide an overview of other Movement Disorders as well as translational approaches to different therapies for Movement Disorders. Throughout the course sessions, basic scientists will have the opportunity to interact with neurologists and neuroscientists to discuss movement disorders and gain a deeper understanding of symptoms and underlying mechanisms. The overall aim is to increase the number of basic and translational scientists working on questions that are important to the field and future of Movement Disorders.
- Describe the etiology, pathophysiology, neurodegenerative and neuroprotective mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders;
- Identify the important unanswered questions in Movement Disorders, and how basic science approaches can be used to address these;
- Discuss new translational approaches for understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.
This course is intended for Basic Scientists – graduate students, post-doctoral students, junior and mid-level PhD and MD/PhD faculty.
MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.