Joint Annual Meeting ISMRM-ESMRMB 2014 10-16 May 2014 Milan, Italy

Neurodegenerative Disease & Movement Disorders
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced
ORGANIZERS: Maria A. Rocca, M.D. & Norbert Schuff, Ph.D.
Monday, 12 May 2014
Neurodegenerative disorders are both personally devastating and increasingly common in the population worldwide. This session will provide an overview of the molecular underpinnings and current theories of neurodegeration and advanced imaging approaches used for research, diagnosis, and treatment.
Scientists, neurologists, neuroradiologists, movement disorder specialists, and physicists interested in an integrated understanding of neurodegenerative diseases and relevant MRI methods.

As a result of attending this course, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the early molecular and clinical correlates in neurodegenerative disease;
  • Compare mechanisms in Parkinson Disease, Amyotrphic Lateral Sclerosis, and Huntington Disease;
  • Evaluate the role of advanced imaging techniques in the earliest stages of neurodegeneration; and
  • Harness the potential for effective therapy through earlier disease detection.


Moderators: Maria A. Rocca, M.D. & Norbert Schuff, Ph.D.

14:15 A Clinical Perspective into Early Stages of Neurodegerative Disease Vincenzo Silani, M.D.
14:45 Neurodegeneration in Preclinical Stages of Parkinson's Disease Stephane Lehericy, M.D., Ph.D.
15:15 Presymptomatic Imaging in ALS Federica Agosta, M.D.
15:45   The Presymptomatic Phase of Huntington Disease - permission withheld Herminia D. Rosas, M.D.
16:15     Adjournment