European Course on Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders

The two-day European Course on Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders opens at the SASA Grand Hall, on Friday, 17 November, at 10 a.m. The organizers of this event are the European Section of the Movement Disorder Society (MDS), the Neurology Clinic of the University Clinical Centre of Serbia and the Society of Serbian Neurologists. Renowned international lecturers and leaders in the field of atypical Parkinsonian disorders will take part in the programme.

Progressive supranuclear palsy, multiple system atrophy and corticobasal syndrome degeneration are the representatives of progressive neurodegenerative disorders which fall into a group called atypical Parkinsonian disorders. Due to the overlap of symptoms with other diseases, these disorders are frequently misdiagnosed, particularly in early phases. In recent years, new diagnostic criteria have been defined, such as neuroimaging and blood and liquor biomarkers, as well as the scale for the follow-up of disorder progression. A multidisciplinary approach to systematic treatment and rehabilitation are treatment standards, while drugs that potentially can slow down a disorder’s progression are currently in clinical trials.

The lectures in this course will encompass symptoms and signs of atypical Parkinsonian disorders, the significance of neuroimaging, testing autonomic nervous system functions, sleep disorders, cognitive and behavioural aspects, as well as treatment strategies plan. Course attendees will get an opportunity to inspect patients with atypical Parkinsonian disorders and participate in the discussion during the video session.