Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias: From Molecular Biology to Bedside and Treatment

Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias: From Molecular Biology to Bedside and Treatment
São Paulo, Brazil – November 9-10, 2018

The course Ataxias and Spastic Paraplegias: From Molecular Biology to Bedside and Treatment will take place in São Paulo, Brazil on November 9-10, 2018.Course Directors

Orlando G. P. Barsottini - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo
José Luiz Pedroso - Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP), São Paulo

Course Description

Hereditary ataxias and spastic paraplegias are complex genetic disorders. The knowledge, information and concepts have expanded and evolved substantially during the past few years. The advances have established a solid base to potential therapeutic approaches.

This course will discuss clinical manifestations, physiopathology, rehabilitation, genetic aspects, management, as well as future directions in the field of ataxias and spastic paraplegias. This will be an interactive course with audience participation and patient videos on clinical cases.

Language of Course

The course will be delivered in Portuguese and English. No translation services will be available.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize typical and less common forms of inherited ataxias and spastic paraplegias
  • Identify pathophysiology (pharmacologic, genetic and biochemical) of ataxias and spastic paraplegias
  • Acquire knowledge of pharmacological, rehabilitation and other treatment approaches on ataxias and spastic paraplegias
     
Recommended Audience

Medical doctors, physiotherapists, speech therapists, physiatrists, medical students, and allied health professionals.

Venue

Associação Paulista de Medicina (APM)
Av. Brigadeiro Luís Antônio, 278 Bela Vista
São Paulo / SP - 01318-901
Brazil

Visas

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 contact education@movementdisorders.org.

 

Register

Member: $100 USD
Non-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 Grant Application

(For Waived Dues Members Only)

Application Deadline: Friday, August 10, 2018

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