Scientific Information

Two Centuries of Movement Disorders: Transformation of Clinical Care

Emphasis: Movement Disorders around the Globe

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One of the most interesting aspects of the XXII World Congress on Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders is the diversity of approaches presented. This encourages the discussion of original solutions to a wide range of problems, both in research and clinical management. Needless to say, the contact between neurologists working in different countries is vital for such an exchange to take place. Presentations are geared to various skill levels so that participants from a variety of backgrounds will have the chance to enrich their knowledge and enjoy the networking opportunities.

Delegates will find that there is an exciting range of subjects in main lectures, parallel sessions, forums, symposia and poster sessions. The emphasis is on discussion and on a positive critical attitude. Language difficulties and hierarchical divisions may have hindered scientific discussion in other meetings, but IAPRD Congresses have managed to rise above both barriers.

We now look forward to the involvement of all participants, be it in open forums during the sessions or on a more personal “one to one” level.



The wide range of topics included in the Program will be presented by international experts. Lectures, symposia, session summaries and discussions will be led by experienced moderators, while educational sessions and updates will summarize the newest aspects. As is customary, a considerable amount of platform time will be devoted to discussion. A further opportunity is the Technical Exhibition, where novelties may be explored and where delegates will have the chance to liaise with industry representatives.
The Congress will address all aspects of movement disorders, including basic science, genetics, differential diagnosis and therapeutic interventions.



The official language of the International Association Parkinsonism and Related Disorders is English. However, all participants are encouraged to join discussions regardless of their fluency in English, as the exchange of ideas and critical evaluation of presentations is the main purpose of the entire Congress.



These sessions are designed to highlight the most relevant discoveries covering the main topics of the Congress, delivered by the most respected and leading clinical experts, basic scientists and other health care professionals. Due to the high importance of these sessions, there will be no other on-going sessions during a plenary.



These sessions are designed to serve as a platform for the most ground-breaking, intriguing, and talked about issues in movement disorders. Enjoy this informative session over a “pho”— the typical Vietnamese warm soup.



This is the only session that will not follow the 3-speaker format. These sessions will follow a debate format that will offer lively and hopefully fruitful discussions on controversial issues. Each speaker will have 30 minutes to discuss their view point, followed by 15 minutes of Q and A between the debaters, and 15 minute of Q and A from the audience.



These predominantly video-based, practical sessions aim to illustrate the different phenomenologies of movement disorders from around the globe, including differential diagnoses and final diagnosis.



In keeping with our theme of “two centuries of movement disorders” talks for each session should follow the “Past, Present, Future” format. Examples of “past” topics include historical overview, clinical presentation and pathophysiology of the disease; “present” topics can include and current diagnostic approach and treatment options; and “future” topics include the latest research and developments on the topic.


CLINICAL PRACTICE SESSIONS (formerly Educational Sessions)

Back By Popular Demand! These sessions will cover all aspects of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and follows the format of “IAPRD Textbook of Parkinson Disease and Other Movement Disorders” to serve the educational mission of the IAPRD. These sections should be generally clinically-based and practical in nature, discussing key disease features, diagnosis, work-up and treatment.
All presentations of the Clinical Practice Sessions will be videotaped for later posting on an IAPRD internet-based, educational platform. The access will be provided to all participants after the congress.

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These sessions are intended to be interactive and focusing on procedures related to the treatment of various movement disorders such as botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation, levodopa and apomorphine infusion troubleshooting, etc.



These sessions, sponsored by the industry, will all be held during the lunch break (from 12:00 to 01:30 PM daily).



"Meet the Professor" is a great opportunity to address your individual questions directly to experts with high professional competences.



Authors are required to attach their posters to the appropriate poster boards. Posters will be displayed with a daily rotation.
Dates and times of Poster Session discussions will be indicated in the scientific program. Authors are expected to be present at their poster boards during discussion.