Young Investigator Awards

1st place:

Junyu Lin                               

West China Hospital, Sichuan University, Sichuan, China

“Studies on the Genetics of Dystonia and Other Movement Disorders”

2nd place:

Stiven Roytman                    

University of Michigan, United States, Ann Arbor, United States

“Postural control subtypes in Parkinson’s Disease and older adults”

3rd place:

Viviana Torres Ballesteros                              

Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Unit of the Hospital Clinic of Barcelona, Spain

“Image-guided programming in patients with Parkinson’s disease with suboptimal response to deep brain stimulation.”

Best Walking Poster Tour Presentation Awards

Henry Mauricio Chaparro-Solano (Cleveland, United States) – P_71 (GPT): Current perspectives on the pharmacogenomics of the side effects of Parkinson’s disease treatment: a systematic review

Todd Levine (Scottsdale, United States) – P_40 (GPT): The Synuclein-One Study: Skin biopsy detection of phoshorylated alpha-synuclein for diagnosis of the synucleinopathies

Janvi Ramchandra (Cleveland, United States) – P_105 (GPT): Sex differences in the age at onset of Parkinson disease in Latin American populations

Jinyoung Youn (Seoul, South Korea) – P_214 (GPT): Another common genetic ataxia in South Korea: Spinocerebellar ataxia 36

Benjamin Walter (Cleveland, United States) – P_165 (GPT): Establishing a framework for quality of inpatient care for Parkinson’s disease: A study on inpatient medication administration

Shawn Sedgh (Loma Linda, United States) – P_204 (GPT): Persistent chorea gravidarum with an autoimmune etiology: a follow up four years later

Best Oral Poster Awards

Jaroslaw Dulski (Jacksonville, United States) – O_2: Perry syndrome (parkinsonism, neuropsychiatric symptoms, weight loss, hypoventilation): large new pedigree and first study on prodromal stage of the disease

Chad Heatwole (Rochester, United States) – O_5: The Huntington Disease Health Index (HD-HI): Measuring changes in disease burden in response to valbenazine during the KINECT-HD-Trial

Jamison Seabury (Rochester, United States) – O_13: The Parkinson’s Disease-Health Index (PD-HI): development and validation of a novel, disease specific, patient reported outcome measure

David Charles (Nashville, United States) – O_20: Connectivity profile for deep brain stimulation in early stage Parkinson disease


Latest news for the upcoming XXVI World Congress on Parkinson’s Diseease and Related Disorders:
The scheduled meeting for May 2021 will take place and update you on the latest developments and innovations in our field. Either we are looking forward to welcoming you at the brand new opened Maastricht Congress Center in person or our World Congress will take place online. In both scenarios a technical exhibition will be available and our sponsors are looking forward to (e)meeting you.

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