Multiprofessional Care Integration Challenges

Neurodegenerative Diseases

Advanced Course

20-I06
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November 6th 2020 - December 5th 2020
COURSE COORDINATORS
António Freire (MD, PhD)
COURSE PRESENTATION
The Advanced Course on Neurodegenerative Diseases (NDD) will focus on the latest advances in
clinical and molecular research in the field of chronic neurodegenerative disorders influenced by ageing. These disorders have very complex pathophysiological mechanisms and represent a great
challenge to clinicians and researchers. During the last few decades, investigation in this area has
demonstrated that the most common NDD - Alzheimer’s disease (AD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD) - although being different disorders, share some common pathophysiological mechanisms as well as some clinical aspects in the advanced forms. This represents a new challenge, implicating that they should be studied in an integrated manner.

The course is intended to promote the understanding of clinical and diagnostic aspects of these devastating diseases and their correlation with molecular, biochemical and cellular mechanisms
operating in their pathogenesis. Furthermore, the course will cover the available therapies and those under development, as well as the importance of rehabilitation, psychological and social support. Clinical, brain imaging, selective biochemical and neuropathological aspects of these disorders will be discussed by experienced neurologists, physiatrists, neuroradiologists, neuroscientists and neuropsychologists.
TARGET AUDIENCE
Specialists of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Neuroradiology, Psychiatry and Physiatry. Other Doctors, Neuroscientists and health rofessionals can also be considered for admission after evaluation of the specific case.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES >> KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO DEVELOP
  1. To deepen the study of the relationship between Nervous System, movement and cognitive function.
  2. To expand knowledge concerning cognitive function in the context of ageing and neurological disorders.
  3. To acquire knowledge about the main models of normal cognitive functioning and identify modifications that can occur in that system.
  4. To recognize the main contributes of the most recent methods of imaging or others to the comprehension of cognitive functions.
  5. To acquire competences in bibliography search and analysis related to neurodegenerative processes
ADMISSION CRITERIA
  • Academic background in the mentioned specialties ( PhD, Master degrees, Bachelors or Residents)
  • Other Doctors, Neuroscientists and health professionals can also be considered for admission after evaluation of their specific motivation.

     
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