Large delegation from Groningen at Movement Disorders Congress Vancouver

A large group of 25 researchers, residents neurology and movement disorder specialists from Groningen visited the 21st international congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver, Canada the first week of June.

During the congress we successfully promoted the Movement disorders Groningen research group with 14 poster presentations, 2 oral presentations and 2 chaired sessions.  Clinicians and researchers equally enjoyed the congress with the most recent insights in research,  diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. Vancouver turned out to be an amazing city with a beautiful scenery and perfect facilities. These facilities were mostly “leftovers” from the 2010 Winter Olympics. We were warmly welcomed to the city by representatives of the First Nations of British Columbia together with the ignition of the Olympic flame.

There were several poster presentations from our group every day of the congress. Next to that Martje van Egmond delivered an oral presentation during the Pediatric Movement disorders session.  Thanks to that she was invited to the speakers dinner in the Anthropology Museum.

Rodi Zutt was given the honor to present a case during the very entertaining and informative Video Challenge on Wednesday evening.

Our “Groninger” group has the tradition to have a joint dinner on Tuesday evening. In this instance at the Vancouver Fish Company at the Granville Island port, a great photo opportunity. The next international congress of the Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society will be next year in Hong Kong, China.