Neuroscience of Movement Disorders

Neuroscience of Movement Disorders
San Diego, CA, USA – November 2, 2018

Course Directors

David Standaert, MD, PhD Professor and Chair of Neurology, University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL, USA
Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD Associate Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham – Birmingham, AL, USA

Course Description

The Neuroscience of Movement Disorders course takes place in San Diego, CA, on November 2, 2018.Neuroscience of Movement Disorders is a one-day course concentrating on the aspects and treatment of Parkinson’s disease, taking place in San Diego, CA on November 2, 2018 immediately preceding the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) Annual Meeting. The target audiences for this course are basic and translational scientists, including graduate students, post-doctoral students, and junior faculty.

The goal of this course is to introduce this audience, which has great sophistication in neuroscience, to the principles, basic knowledge, and unanswered questions that are important to the field of Movement Disorders. The faculty consists of experts in pathology, etiology, neurodegenerative and neuroprotective mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders.

Throughout the course sessions, basic scientists will have the opportunity to interact with neurologists and neuroscientists to discuss movement disorders, and gain a deeper understanding of symptoms and underlying mechanisms. The overall aim is to increase the number of basic and translational scientists working on questions that are important to the field and future of Movement Disorders.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the etiology, pathophysiology, neurodegenerative and neuroprotective mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  • Identify the important unanswered questions in movement disorders, and how basic science approaches can be used to address these
  • Discuss new translational approaches for understanding and treating Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
Recommended Audience

The target audiences for this course are basic scientists – graduate students, post-doctoral students, junior and midlevel PhD and MD/PhD faculty.


Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel
1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA, USA
Sapphire Ballroom P


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 email


Registration closes October 18, 2018.

Member: $75 USD
Non-Member: $100 USD
Junior/Waived Dues Member: $50 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.


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