MDS-ES Basic Science of Movement Disorders

Bordeaux Basic Science

MDS-ES Basic Science of Movement Disorders

Bordeaux, France – April 23-24, 2020

Course Directors

Erwan Bezard, PhD; Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, University Bordeaux - Course Director
Wassilios Meissner, MD, PhD; Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases, University and University Hospital Bordeaux - Course Director

Bordeaux BSCourse Description

The overall aim of this course is to teach young research-oriented neurologists and neuroscientists about fundamental mechanisms underlying movement disorders. The course participants will learn about clinical and genetic characteristics, preclinical models and pathophysiological foundations of movement disorders and their therapies. An important goal is to update clinical neurologists and neuroscientists on the forefront and the latest developments of research of movement disorders. The course will hopefully engage young neurologists and neuroscientists into research on Movement Disorders and promote translational research involving multidisciplinary approaches. The course mainly consists of lectures by international experts on Parkinson’s disease and movement disorders. Local experts will serve as chairs to facilitate discussion after each lecture. There will also be a panel discussion with experts and a “bring your own research” session where course participants will present their own research projects. During breaks and the networking dinner, the participants will also get the opportunity to interact with faculty and peers.

Recommended Audience

Young neurologists (residents, movement disorder fellows) and young scientists (PhD students, postdoctoral fellows) interested in the basic science of movement disorders.

Learning Objectives 
  • Describe findings in preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Discuss the translational value of preclinical models of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Recognize clinical implications of recent basic science developments in Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Identify important clinical aspects of movement disorders where more basic research is needed

Centre Broca Nouvelle Aquitaine
Bordeaux, France 

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



Course Registration Deadline: Monday, April 6, 2020

Member: $150 USD
Junior & No Fee Members: $125 USD
Non-Member: $175 USD

Note: 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.


Travel Bursary Application


Apply for Travel Bursary

Travel Bursary Application Deadline: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Please note: Travel bursaries are an application-based assistance program available to residents of an MDS Lower Income eligible country.


African Travel Grant Application


Apply for African Travel Grant

African Travel Grant Application Deadline: Saturday, February 1, 2020

Please note: African Travel Grants are available for those who reside within Africa.



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