MDS-ES Basic Science of Movement Disorders

COVID-19 continues to spread around the globe and declared a global pandemic. As a result of this highly dynamic and ever-evolving situation, the MDS-ES Basic Science of Movement Disorders course in Bordeaux, France, has been postponed to later in 2020. We will announce the new program dates as soon as we are able.

Additionally, the MDS Secretariat will be working to refund your registration fee over the coming week.

If you have any questions please, do not hesitate to contact the MDS Secretariat via email at We look forward to welcoming you to the program at a later date.

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 

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