THE XXIII IAPRD CONGRESS – HIGHLIGHTS

For 3.5 days in sunny Lyon, our World Educational Congress will begin each morning and afternoon with Plenary Sessions that will provide a comprehensive overview of the phenomenology, pathophysiology, and current diagnostic and therapeutic strategies of each aspect of Parkinson disease and movement disorders. These will then be followed by various Parallel Tracks, that will allow all participants to select a more concentrated study of a particular diagnostic or therapeutic area. Each lecture within a Plenary Session or Parallel Track will be no longer than 25 minutes, followed by 5 minutes of questions and answers, to create a dynamic and interactive educational program for all delegates.

A highlight of the Congress will be the Grand Parade of Movement Disorders, an evening video session, where the most interesting and unusual presentations of various movement disorders from around the world are showcased by both faculty and attendees. Another highlight will be the Skills Workshops, which will include practical sessions on deep brain stimulation surgeries, pump technologies, botulinum toxin injection, but also demonstrations on how to examine a movement disorder patient!

The Congress will also offer: several Mentorship Sessions to allow young clinicians and scientists and opportunity to interact with and learn from accomplished senior faculty members; Oral Poster Sessions to allow all delegates a chance to share their research discoveries, interesting experiences and observations; and Sponsored Sessions to learn the latest areas of focus from our industry partners.

PLENARY SESSIONS
These sessions will include lectures on phenomenology, and overviews on the pathophysiology, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to various movement disorders. Each lecture within a plenary theme will be 30 minutes (25 minutes of didactic followed by 5 minutes of Q and A), delivered by world-renowned senior faculty members.

PARALLEL TRACKS
The sessions within a track are arranged to provide a deep dive into a diagnostic or therapeutic area. Each session will be 30 minutes of interactive lecture (25 minutes of didactic followed by 5 minutes of Q and A).

GRAND PARADE OF MOVEMENT DISORDERS
An evening video session where both faculty and attendees present pre-selected cases from around the globe to showcase the amazing breadth of movement disorders. This event will be co-hosted by two of our most astute and experienced clinical experts. Submission of videos from all attendees will be encouraged. The most interesting cases will be selected by a faculty of master clinicians.

SKILLS WORKSHOP
1.5 hours each of practical sessions and/or demonstrations on the proper utilization of botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation surgery, pump therapy in Parkinson disease, ultrasound application in movement disorders, and the optimal examination of patients with hypo- and hyperkinetic disorders.

COFFEE WITH THE PROFESSOR
There are brief mentoring sessions sprinkled throughout the duration of the Congress where young and aspiring clinicians and scientists can engage with a renowned faculty member, in a relaxed setting, over a cup of coffee

SPONSORED SESSIONS (OVER LUNCH)
These sessions, sponsored by our industry partners, will all be held during lunchtime.

ORAL POSTER SESSIONS
We will be showcasing all the posters submitted to the Congress by delegates from all over the globe.

PARKINSONISM AND RELATED DISORDERS JOURNAL: SPECIAL SESSION AND AWARDS
A tour de force compilation of the most relevant 2017-2018 articles in Parkinsonism and Related Disorders. Awards will also be given during this session to the Best Clinical Poster, Best Basic/Translation Science Poster, and Best Poster Led by a Woman.