Prodromal Parkinson's Disease

Prodromal Parkinson's Disease
Kiel, Germany – June 14-15, 2019

Prodromal Parkinson's Disease takes place in Kiel, Germany, June 14-15, 2019.Course Directors

Daniela Berg, MD, PhD, Christian-Albrechts University Kiel, Germany
Matej Skorvanek MD, PhD, University of P. J. Safarik in Kosice, Slovakia
Eva Schäffer, MD, Christian-Albrechts, University Kiel, Germany

Course Description

The concept of Prodromal Parkinson’s disease (PD) is gaining increased attention as it has become evident that there are several risk and clinical markers (prodromal markers) that may occur years before the cardinal motor symptoms allow clinical diagnosis. The hope for an earlier diagnosis as basis for early therapeutic intervention has become even more meaningful in the light of the current development of causal therapies including antibody and anti-oxidative therapies as well as specific approaches for mono-genetic forms of PD. A statistical model has been developed that allows the calculation of the individual risk to develop PD.

These new concepts, their backgrounds, implementation, chances and possible confounders and limitations need to be understood and properly applied.

This course is intended for neurologists, residents in neurology and basic scientists interested in prodromal PD. During the course, evidence-based results and speakers’ experiences with risk and prodromal markers, cohorts, assessments and calculations in prodromal PD, as well as emerging treatments will be reviewed from the basic science as well as clinical point of view. The course will also include hands-on sessions on several aspects of prodromal PD assessment. The meeting will be concluded with an interactive panel discussion on future steps. Poster presentations will allow participants presentation of their recent work in the field of prodromal PD and discussion of novel ideas.

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for neurologists, residents in neurology and basic scientists interested in prodromal PD.

Learning Objectives 
  • Recognize the currently known risk and prodromal markers of prodromal PD
  • Discuss the possible approaches to identify individuals in the prodromal phase
  • Discuss the emerging treatment strategies for prodromal PD



University of Kiel, Department for Neurology
Kiel, Germany

Participant Accommodations

Course participants are welcome to book their own accommodations for the course at any of the following hotels. The deadline to book is April 15, 2019. Please use the passcode “Prodromal PD” when booking.

Hotel Intercity
Kaistr. 54-56
24114 Kiel
+49 431 6643-0
€89/night – Single Room

Hotel am Kieler Schloss Kiel by Premiere Class
Nordic Hotel Kiel GmbH
Dänische Str. 12 – 16
24103 Kiel
+49 431 5341620
Rate: €53/night – Single Room

Hotel Astor Kiel by Campanile
Holstenplatz 1-2
24103 Kiel
+49 431 99790
Rate: €59/night – Single Room

GHOTEL Hotel & Living Kiel
Eckernförder Str. 213
24119 Kiel-Kronshagen
+49 431 3200-0
Rate: €75-90/night – Single Room

Visa Statement

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 have them contact

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This course is presented in collaboration with The German Society for Parkinson’s Disease (DPG).


Prodromal Parkinson's Disease is compliant with MedTech Europe Code of Ethical Business Practice.


Application Deadline:
May 5, 2019

Member: $200 USD
Non-Member: $250 USD
Junior/Waived Dues Member: $150 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.

Travel bursary applications are now closed.

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