The diagnosis and the treatment of pediatric movement disorders: dystonia, chorea,
myoclonus, parkinsonism and tics
Update course on movement disorders
Grand Hotel Savoia
Genova, 21-23 November 2012
in collaboration with
In recent years there has been enormous advances in the discipline of pediatric movement disorders, but still establishing diagnosis and treatment is an ongoing challenge. The diagnostic difficulties are due to the variability of the phenomenology and to the wide range of causes in the pediatric population with a movement disorder. Notwithstanding the availability of few guidelines and consensus papers, diagnosis and treatment are based upon clinicians’ expertise
The aim of this Course is to provide participant with the basic competency for establishing a rationale diagnostic and therapeutic process.
The Course will be organized in five different sessions.
In the first session national and international recognised speakers will present data on innovative and emerging topics in the field of paediatric movement disorders. The second session will be entirely focused on the phenomenology, diagnosis and treatment of the main types of movement disorders (dystonia, chorea, myoclonus, parkinsonism, tics, stereotypes). The third session will be dedicated to the role of laboratory and instrumental examinations in the diagnosis of the movement disorders, and to the ratings scales and outcome measures. The forth session will include communications regarding recent advances in specific clinical syndromes. Finally, the last t session is for discussion of clinical cases presented by the participants with a panel of national and international experts.
At the end of this Course each participant should have increased his own knowledge about the most recent advances in the neurobiology of paediatric movement disorders, about the phenotypic expression of the main types (dystonic, choreic, myoclonic and parkinsonian syndromes) and should be able to plan a rationale diagnostic process and therapeutic plan.
The Course is open to all physicians (neurologists, child neuropsychiatrists, paediatricians, physiotherapists) interested or involved in the field of paediatric movement disorders.