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Parallel Session 2406

The Neurobiology of Dystonia: Emerging Theories

Saturday, September 28, 2024
15:00 - 17:00 | Meeting Room 204 AB, 2nd Level
Basic Science, Translational

In this session, the faculty will present recent advances in scientific research on the mechanism that underlies dystonia from genetics, molecular biology, animal models and human neurophysiological / neuromodulation studies.

Marie Vidailhet, France
Maja Kojovic, Slovenia


Insights from Genetics
Michael Zech, Germany

Insights from Animal Models
Amanda Pocratsky, United Kingdom

Insights from Human Studies
Kristina Simonyan, USA

CSPC Liaisons:
William Dauer, United States

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

  1. Explain how gene discovery leads to understanding of molecular pathways that can be translated into treatment targets
  2. Describe insights and limitations of current animal models of dystonia
  3. Describe the current unifying theory of how dystonia happens based on laboratory evidence and possible therapeutic targets

Recommended Audience
Fellow / Resident / Student
Health Professional (non-physician)
Researcher / Basic Science

Education Level
Experienced / Intermediate
Expert / Advanced

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