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Late-breaking Clinical and Scientific Topics Relevant to Movement Disorders to Be Presented in Stockholm


STOCKHOLM – Late-breaking clinical and scientific topics relevant to Movement Disorders will be highlighted during a special session at the 18th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders.

This late-breaking topics session, chaired by Günther Deuschl and Jose Obeso, will take place on Monday, June 9th from 15:30-17:30. At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to understand and appreciate the latest clinical and scientific discoveries in the field of movement disorders; understand how new clinical discoveries might guide basic science and research; and understand the implications of new basic science discoveries for clinical progress.

The presentations for this session include:

  • Recent advances in understanding the role of PD-related genes: LRRK2, PINK-1 and Parkin
    Ryosuke Takahashi - Kyoto, Japan
     
  • Latest studies on disease modification
    Karl Kieburtz - Rochester, NY, USA
     
  • Diabetes drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative disease: Background and prospects
    Roger Barker - Cambridge, United Kingdom
     
  • Novel technologies to dissect the role of circuits and cells in animal models of Movement Disorders
    D. James Surmeier - Chicago, IL, USA
     
  • Adaptive deep brain stimulation
    Alberto Priori - Milan, Italy
     
  • Focused ultrasound as a new treatment of movement disorders?
    José Obeso - Pamplona, Spain


“This session will bring together clinicians and scientists to review and discuss the most recent and significant research in Movement Disorders,” states MDS Congress Scientific Program Committee Chair, Victor Fung. “By informing clinicians, researchers, and other healthcare professionals of these latest important findings, we can ensure that the most ground-breaking research in the field of Movement Disorders is integrated into clinical practice and ongoing clinical and scientific research.”


About the 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders:
Meeting attendees are gathered to learn the latest research findings and state-of-the-art treatment options in Movement Disorders, including Parkinson's disease. Over 4,000 physicians and medical professionals from more than 80 countries will be able to view over 1,600 scientific abstracts submitted by clinicians from around the world.

About the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society:
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS), an international society of over 4,500 clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. For more information about MDS, visit www.movementdisorders.org.