The 59th Argentinian Congress of Neurology was in Mar del Plata, Argentina, November 15-18. Delegates from across the country and other Latin-American countries attended. The theme for the meeting was The future of Neurology, and the Argentinian Movement Disorders Study Group organized two academic sessions with the support of MDS-PAS outreach program (DWEP). Renowned faculty such as Prof. Jon Stoessl, Prof. Gabor Kovacs, Prof. Günter Höglinger and Dr. Kristoff Diaz from the Cure PSP foundation gathered to lecture about biomarkers; clinical, pathological, and new treatment perspectives in tauopathies; and also about neuroimaging markers of pre-symptomatic PD. The talks were delivered virtually in English by the international speakers and in Spanish by local faculty.
The audience rated them as of the highest academic quality, which achieved the goal of the meeting. Further comments stated the content was relevant for their everyday practice. Attendance was not limited to neurologists, of whom about 40% have a practice focused on patients with Parkinson disease and movement disorders, but also students and residents. After each session we were delighted by the great engagement of the audience, who had the opportunity to interact with the best in the field.
Apart from the value of the academic content and learning experience, we would like to acknowledge the support of the MDS in this initiative, and to highlight the importance that outreach programs have for the growth of the academic field in movement disorders in countries of developing regions.