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Themed Parallel Session 3407

Historical Perspectives of Movement Disorders Over the Past Century: A Presidential View

Tuesday, August 29, 2023
15:00 – 17:00


In this session, MDS Past-Presidents will guide attendees through a historical overview of movement disorders perspectives; from early contributions, historical rationale, clinical experience, and evolving management strategies over the decades.

Christopher Goetz, USA 
Werner Poewe, Austria

1920-1950’s: Parkinson’s Disease in the Pre-levodopa Era 
Werner Poewe, Austria 

1960’s – 1990’s: Levodopa and the Pharmacological Revolution 
Oscar Gershanik, Argentina 

2000 - Present: Genes, Imaging and Personalized Medicine 
Günther Deuschl, Germany 

CSPC Liaison: 
Christopher Goetz, USA

At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Utilize early contributions involving observational studies to understand the natural history and archetypical presentations of movement disorders
  2. Describe the historical rationale and clinical experience with pharmacological and surgical interventions for the treatment of movement disorders
  3. Evaluate the interplay between basic science discoveries (genetics, physiology, and functional anatomy) and clinical neurology in refining the goals of personalized medicine over the past century

Recommended Audience:
Clinician, Researcher / Basic Scientist, Health Professional (non-physician), Fellow / Resident / Student, Industry

Recommended Education Level:
Beginner/Foundational, Intermediate/ Experienced, Advanced/Expert 

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