We were delighted to host the last National Congress of the Italian Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders Society (LIMPE-DISMOV) in Napoli on November 16-18, 2022. This was the landmark event of the year for our Society, with more than 800 participants and 140 abstracts submitted.
The Programme Committee took great care to ensure that the sessions were targeted for every category of participant, from residents to experts, bringing together the most relevant and current content from as many diverse contributors as possible.
The scientific program incorporated plenary sessions, teaching courses, symposia, poster and oral sessions. Throughout the congress, leading movement disorders specialists tackled crucial issues about transferring research evidence into practical settings, covered novel pathophysiological mechanisms, and discussed clinical trial design, treatments, diagnostic testing and much more.
The congress, however, was not limited to topics related to Parkinson’s disease. Autoimmune movement disorders as well as normal pressure hydrocephalus and cutting-edge neuroimaging techniques were discussed by national and international leaders in dedicated sessions.
With the invaluable help of our partner societies from the world of neurology, we built up international joint sessions with the Functional Neurological Disorders Society and with the Italian Dementia Society (Sindem), where brilliant speakers from abroad as well as Italian experts broke new grounds around our shared clinical topics.
We also had an exciting video session, which gave the audience the chance to debate with movement disorders experts about the phenomenology and diagnostic approach of uncommon genetic and acquired movement disorders.
For the first time, in Napoli we also asked our young members, together with residents and trainees, to set up a special teaching session, where they had the opportunity to share their skills and set the foundations for future collaborations with other young colleagues — and of course they had a vibrant and engaging meet and greet soon after!
Finally, dedicated interactive courses for nurses, physiotherapists, speech therapists and psychologists were also organized with the support of professional associations, aiming to disseminate knowledge and enhance cooperation between movement disorders specialists.
We now look forward to building on the successes of last year’s meeting during the upcoming National Congress in Padova on May 4-6, 2023.