Following the successful MDPD congress in Seoul, Korea, we are delighted to invite you to join us for the 10th International Congress on Non-Motor Dysfunctions in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders (now renamed NMDPD). This milestone Congress is scheduled to take place in Nice, France on December 4-7, 2014. We hope that this Congress will be as much a success as our previous congresses.
We encourage you not only to attend to the congress but to submit an abstract thereby contributing to what we are confident will be a splendid scientific program in an amazing environment. Please also encourage your colleagues and students to join us all in Nice. The abstract submission will be open soon.
Our aim is to discuss the new developments in the understanding of the non-motor aspects of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders and their management. During this exciting Congress we shall have an opportunity to deliberate on brain diseases and how they contribute to cognition and behavior. We shall try to identify the psychological markers, if any, of Parkinson’s dementia and of dementia with Lewy bodies, and also the biochemical and genetic factors involved. The identification in recent years of widespread alpha-synuclein deposits, from the periphery and up to the cortex, has contributed to our understanding but at the same time raised new and still unanswered questions. The overlap with Alzheimer’s disease and with fronto-temporal dementia will be another central issue, as will be the neurochemical changes seen in these disorders.
Delirium, dementia, anxiety, psychosis and impulse control disorders frequently affect the lives of patients and caregivers even more than motor disturbances, and they therefore deserve special attention.
Besides cognitive impairment, patients with movement disorders frequently complain of disturbances of the autonomic nervous system, REM sleep behavior disorder, and hyposmia, to name just a few. All these aspects which will be discussed in detail.
Nice, on the beautiful French Riviera, will provide a wonderful opportunity to exchange ideas and presentation of new research findings.
We hope that you will participate and join us for the stimulating scientific sessions as well as the special charm of Nice.
We look forward to hosting you in Nice!