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Plenary Session 3203

Environment and Neurodegeneration

Sunday, September 29, 2024
8:00 - 10:00 | Ballroom AB
Clinical, Translational

In this session, faculty will present an overview of how environmental toxins and neuroinfections may play a crucial role in neurodegeneration and the impact of climate change in the lives of patients with neurodegenerative disorders.

Njideka Okubadejo, Nigeria
Pramod Pal, India


Toxins and Other Pollutants as Risk Factors for Parkinsonism
Mohamed Salama, Egypt

Do Infections Predispose to Neurodegeneration?
Richard Smeyne, USA

Impact of Climate Change on Neurodegenerative Disorders
Mohammad Ikram, Netherlands

CSPC Liaisons:
Jonathan Carr, South Africa

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

  1. Define the role of the environment and possible environment-gene interactions in the causality of parkinsonism
  2. Describe current evidence linking neuro-infections with neurodegeneration
  3. Describe how environment and climate change impact neurodegenerative disorders

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

Education Level
Beginner / Foundational
Experienced / Intermediate
Expert / Advanced

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