Infusion Therapy for Advanced Parkinson's Disease: Team Management
Pille Taba - University of Tartu, Estonia; Estonian Movement Disorder Society
Angelo Antonini - University of Padua, Italy
Toomas Toomsoo - East Tallinn Central Hospital, Estonia
The course on infusion therapies for Parkinson’s disease aims to provide education including theoretical and practical aspects of continuing dopaminergic therapies: Apomorphine injections and infusion, and Intrajejunal levodopa infusion.
The course includes lectures on management of motor complications in advanced Parkinson’s disease; indications and contraindications for infusion therapies, patient selection, adverse events and complications. Interactive workshops focus on practical management of pumps, dosing details, and live patient demonstrations.
This course will also feature special parallel sessions for Parkinson nurses on practical management of infusion pumps, including patient testing and initiating the infusion, clinical management, and troubleshooting, performed by expert nurses.
- Provide theoretical evidence for continuing dopaminergic treatments
- Describe pharmacology, indications and contraindications, adverse effects and complications of pump therapies
- Demonstrate practical management of infusion pumps
Neurologists, movement disorders specialists and neurologists in training
Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel
A hotel room block has been prepared at the course venue, Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference & Spa Hotel, Tallinn, for a discounted rate. To book a hotel room at the reduced rate, please email Mereli Kivi for pricing and information.
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 who is handling your application needs further clarification, please email the MDS Education staff.