Chorea and Related Disorders
Course Directors: Jean-Marc Burgunder, Matej Skorvanek, and Daniel Zielonka
Chorea may be a symptom of various movement disorders and may be caused by a wide range of etiologies. The clinical diagnosis and differential diagnosis of chorea is a challenge.
This course is intended for general practitioners, neurologists, psychiatrists, neurosurgeons and neuroscientists interested in chorea. In this course, current results and experiences will be reviewed from the basic science and clinical point of view; it will involve the most relevant clinical aspects of Huntington’s disease and other disorders associated with chorea.
The course also focuses on the possible medication therapy for Huntington’s disease and Parkinson’s disease-related dyskinesias and discusses the neurosurgical procedures with emphasis on deep brain stimulation. The course will focus also on emerging treatments for Huntington’s disease and other causes of chorea. A video session will enable presentation and discussion of phenomenology and differential diagnostic approach to challenging chorea cases by the course participants and experts involved in the meeting.
- Describe the current knowledge on the origin and progression of chorea
- Identify the movement disorders associated with chorea and discuss how to distinguish chorea from other neurological symptoms
- Demonstrate how to assess chorea during patient examination and perform differential diagnosis of chorea syndromes
- List the pharmacological, non-pharmacological and invasive treatment options for chorea and related disorders
This course is intended for movement disorder specialists, general neurologists, psychiatrists, functional neurosurgeons, neuroscientists, general practitioners, and trainees.
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