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Genetic Movement Disorders: up and coming genes and expanding phenotypes

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Genetic Movement Disorders: up and coming genes and expanding phenotypes

Symposium Title: Genetic Movement Disorders: up and coming genes and novel therapeutic approaches

Summary

In the last years mutations in various genes have been found to be responsible for a series of child movement disorders which were previously unexplained. The implications of these discoveries on the clinical evaluation, genetic counselling and management of the patients will be discussed. The symposia will also include highlights of innovative approaches to gene therapy in these often debilitating conditions.

Learning objectives

1. To educate the practicing child neurologist on the advances in genetic movement disorders, including diagnosis, counselling and management of these conditions

2. To promote awareness about ongoing collaborative opportunities for the study and diagnosis of children with suspected genetic movement disorders

3. To promote opportunity for multicentric studies on rare genetic movement disorders which will increase scientific knowledge about these conditions

Invited Speakers

4.1) Russell Dale, MD, PhD

Petre Associate Professor Paediatric Neurology Research Paediatrics & Child Health,

Children's Hospital, Westmead, University of Sidney

TOPIC: Overview and approach to evaluation and diagnosis of genetic movement disorders in children

4.2) Prof Jonathan W. Mink, MD

Medical Director of the Batten Disease Diagnostic and Clinical Research Center and Chief

of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester Medical

TOPIC: Recent advances in genetic dystonias

4.3) Laura Silveira-Moriyama, MD, PhD

Visiting Professor, Child Neurology Unit, University of Campinas, UNICAMP, Brazil

Senior Clinical Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Neurology, London, UK

TOPIC: Recent advances in paroxysmal movement disorders

Contact the Chairs

Laura Silveira Moriyama
Departamento de Neurologia, FCM
Cidade Universitaria Zeferino Vaz, UNICAMP
Campinas, SP 13083-887
Brazil
Email laurasilveira@gmail.com

Prof Jonathan W. Mink, MD
Medical Director
Batten Disease Diagnostic and Clinical Research Center and 
Chief of the Division of Child Neurology in the Department of Neurology
University of Rochester Medical Center

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