Movement Disorders

Date/Time: Monday, October 14, 2019 - 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Level: Special Interest Group
Room: Landmark 4
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Description:

Movement Disorders is a rapidly developing subspecialty of Neurology, with a number of recent exciting developments in diagnostic biomarkers, genetic characterization, and novel therapies. This SIG will focus on neurodegenerative movement disorders, particularly the atypical parkinsonian disorders (Lewy Body Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal syndrome/degeneration, and Multiple System Atrophy). The prevalence of these disorders is expected to rise as the general population ages. Several recent lines of evidence suggest that the spread of proteinopathy in several of these disorders may occur in a prion-like manner. The attendees will be updated on recent developments in basic research, diagnostic techniques, and management of these diseases.

Objective(s):

  • Identify and differentiate among neurodegenerative disorders affecting movement (Lewy Body Disease, Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, Corticobasal syndrome/degeneration, and Multiple System Atrophy) through medical history, examination, and appropriate ancillary testing.
    Recognize appropriate reasons to refer patients to tertiary research centers.
    Manage patients with these conditions.

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