May 16, 2017

Tremor from Basic Science to Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy

November 10-11, 2017 – Budapest, Hungary

Course Description

Tremor from Basic Science to Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy takes place November 10-11, 2017 in Budapest, Hungary.Tremors are common but present in different movement disorders. The sources and networks for their generation are still of interest in basic and clinical studies, but their clinical diagnosis is a challenge. This course is intended for neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists and general practitioners interested in tremor.

In the course, evidence based results and speakers’ experiences will be reviewed from the basic science and clinical points of view; and will involve the new tremor classification scheme, which is being developed by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. The course also focuses on the approach to pharmacotherapy and discusses the neurosurgical procedures with emphasis on deep brain stimulation. Video case reports submitted by the participants will be presented at the end of the program precipitating further discussions.

Recommended Audience

This course is recommended for Movement disorder specialists, general neurologists, functional neurosurgeons, trainees, general practitioners.

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the current findings on the origin and progression of tremors
  • Identify the movement disorders associated with tremor and discuss how to distinguish tremor from other neurological symptoms
  • Demonstrate how to assess tremor during patient examination, utilizing the scales, the electrophysiological, and kinematic methods for tremor assessment
  • List the medication and invasive therapeutic options for treatment of tremors
  • Outline the efficacy and risks associated with deep brain stimulation in tremors

Physician Competencies

  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Inter-professional communication