2nd International PD symposium

The main objective of the PD Symposium is to bring together worldwide distinguished academics in the field of Parkinson's disease to exchange about state-of-the-art research and technologies. Topics are based on fundamental research and bridge towards clinical translation.
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Day 1 - 2nd International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium (GFG-PD joint session)
12.00h Registration opens
14.00-14.15h Welcome by conference organizer Rudi Balling

Session 1: Chair: Nico Diederich
14.15-15.00h Axel Karenberg (University of Cologne)
“Historical introduction: How Euler's bridges are linked to research in Parkinson's disease”
15.00-15.40h Wolfgang Oertel (Philipps-University Marburg)
“REM sleep behaviour disorder - a prodromal stage of Parkinson’s disease.”
15.40-16.20h Daniela Berg (University of Tübingen)
“Earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease – knowledge gaps to fill”

16.20-16.50h Coffee break

Session 2: Chair: Rejko Krüger
16.50-17.35h Young researcher session I: Short presentations of selected posters
17.35-18.15h Round table discussion with clinicians
Podium participants: Wolfgang Oertel, Daniela Berg, Axel Karenberg, Miquel Vila, Rejko Krüger (LCSB), Nico Diederich (LCSB)

18.15-20.00h Reception
Day 2 - 2nd International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium
Chair 3: Jorge Golçalves
9.30-10.10h Wolfgang Driever (University of Freiburg)
“PD is connectopathy”
10.10-10.50h John Doyle (Caltech)
“Theoretical foundations for brain architecture and function”

10.50-11.10h Coffee break

Chair 4: Ronan Fleming
11.10-11.50h Paul Bolam (Oxford University)
“Dopamine neuron axons and synapses: clues to susceptibility in Parkinson’s disease”
11.50-12.35h Young researcher session II: Flash presentations of selected posters
Outcome of PD map workshop by Marek/Stephan

12.35-14.00 Lunch

Chair 5: Rudi Balling
14.00-14.40h Vincenzo Bonifati (Erasmus Medical Center)
“Update on the Genetics of Parkinson’s disease”
14.40-15.20h Miquel Vila (University Hospital Vall d'Hebron)
“Role of alpha-synuclein in Parkinson's disease”

15.20-15.30h Closing remarks by Rudi Balling

15.30h End of the day

3 Oct - 4 Oct 2014
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