Biomarkers in Parkinsonism

The scientific conference ‘Biomarkers in Parkinsonism’ will open at the SASA Grand Hall, on Monday, 13 June, at 9.30 a.m.

Parkinson’s disease is one of the most frequent neurogenerative disorders, whose incidence has risen in the last decades. Despite the considerable advancement, diagnosis, the choice of therapy, assessment of clinical course and disease prognosis are still based on the general observation and follow-up of clinical features of the disease. However, the modern era of Parkinsonism is defined by cumulative knowledge about specific neurotransmitter disorders, a unique pathological process and a possible genetic background on the one hand, and significant technological achievements on the other. They are the ones that impose the necessity of detecting specific biological markers (biomarkers) in order to facilitate early diagnosis of the disease, personalized therapeutic approach and anticipation of the disease course.

Being up-to-date with contemporary trends in the detection of specific biomarkers, as well as active participation in research efforts for their identification, is one of the most significant development courses of contemporary Parkinsonism. For this reason, the most recent findings on biochemical, neurovisualizing and genetic biomarkers will be introduced in the upcoming conference at the SASA, as well as their significance in the identification of people at risk of the disease, timely diagnosis, the choice of therapy and anticipation of the disease course.

The lectures will be delivered by professors of the Faculty of Medicine in Belgrade and physicians of the Neurology Clinic of the University Clinical Centre of Serbia.  Particular efforts will be devoted to presenting the results of individual scientific research, and the possibilities of their clinical implementation, as well as the need for optimization of the multimodal application of biomarkers in the diagnosis and monitoring of Parkinson’s disease and Parkinsonism.

A live broadcast can be followed via the link