Paediatric Neurology

Pediatric movement disorders series: childhood-onset Parkinsonism

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Pediatric movement disorders are a constantly changing field of pediatric neurology that requires us to stay current. Many of the children affected by movement disorders suffer from a rare disease, which causes them to receive a late diagnosis due to the unawareness of these disorders.

Childhood-onset parkinsonism can be caused by acquired or genetic variants and is an extremely rare condition, in contrast to Parkinson's disease (PD), which is one of the most common neurologic disorders in adults. Due to a lack of agreement on clinical criteria, the clinical characterization of parkinsonism during the early stages of neuromotor development is complex. This webinar will cover the phenomenology, genetic and acquired etiologies of childhood-onset parkinsonism, treatment, as well as new lines of research for these disorders.

Aimed at

  • Pediatric Neurologist.
  • Adult Neurologist.
  • Biologists in health sciences.
  • Biochemists in health sciences.


  • To improve pediatric neurologists abilities in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood-onset Parkinsonism.
  • To familiarize oneself with the characteristics of both genetic and acquired childhood-onset Parkinsonism and to be able to differentiate the two.
  • To provide a description of newly recognized conditions associated with childhood-onset Parkinsonism.
  • To gain knowledge about the treatment of childhood-onset Parkinsonism and novel therapies.
  • To keep you informed about ongoing research into childhood-onset Parkinsonism.


  1. Welcoming remarks and introductions to the speakers.
  2. Childhood-onset Parkinsonism: clinical classification and etiological spectrum of genetic, degenerative, and multisystemic causes.
  3. Secondary causes of childhood-onset Parkinsonism and rating scales.
  4. Treatment and gene therapy for childhood-onset Parkinsonism.
  5. Developing patient-tailored therapeutic candidates for rare genetic forms of pediatric Parkinsonism.

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  • The webinar will be delivered via Zoom.
  • The link will be sent by email 24 hours in advance.

With the support of:

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Key information

Address Plataforma virtual | Hospital Sant Joan de Déu
18/01/2022 - 18/01/2022
15:00 - 17:00 h
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Paediatric Neurology
Language English
Teaching hours 2 h
Accreditation Requested accreditation to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME)