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MDS-Africa Online Course for Basic Science

Lectures and associated resources available November 9, 2020
Live Q&A session November 16, 2020 at 16:00 WAT

Course Directors

Ademola Ayodele Oremosu and Olasunmbo Oluwaseun Afolayan


Brit Mollenhauer, Njideka Okubadejo, M. A. Akanmu, B.V.  Owoyele, Ali S Shalash

Course Description

The MDS-Africa Online Course for Basic Science will focus on integrating fundamental preclinical models, neuro-circuits and pathophysiology into modern scientific tools as well as indigenous therapies used in the management of Parkinson’s disease.

The aim of this course is to train research oriented early- and mid-career scientists and clinicians that are interested in recent advances in Parkinson’s disease. This course will serve as a refresher for neuroscientists and neurologists. It will emphasize the need to promote translational research using multidisciplinary approaches.

The course will include lectures delivered by distinguished international and local experts in the field of Parkinson’s disease, panel discussion with experts.

Interactive Components

Panel Discussion – Question & Answer: Translational research: Clinician’s expectations from basic science research - Brit Mollenhauer, Njideka Okubadejo, M. A. Akanmu, B.V.  Owoyele, Ali S Shalash

Target Audience

Basic scientists, post-doctoral students, residents and clinicians.

Learning Objectives 
  • Identify biomarkers and the clinical features of early and advanced stages of Parkinson disease.
  • Compare principles and novel approaches in basic sciences that can be employed in understanding Parkinson’s disease.
  • Discuss the clinician’s expectation from basic science research.