Parkinson 2018 Conference

The many faces of Parkinson’s disease – Motor and non-motor symptoms from prodromal to advanced disease stages

The 2018 Scientific meeting of the MDS NMS PD Study Group

University of Rostock, Germany, on March 16th and 17th, 2018

In this meeting, a panel of reputable international experts will discuss the pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapy of non‐motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease, which are known to affect the majority of patients in the course of disease and often significantly contribute to disability and impaired quality of life. In a special session, we will also specifically address deep brain stimulation and its effects on non‐motor symptoms and brain plasticity.

In addition, young investigators will present exciting new data from their research on non‐motor symptoms in short DataBlitzes.

This meeting has been endorsed by the Movement Disorder Society and will also incorporate the
2018 Scientific meeting of the MDS Non‐Motor PD Study Group.

Important dates

November 15th, 2017

  • Registration opens
  • Abstract Submission opens
  • Housing Reservation opens

February 10th, 2018

  • Final Housing Reservation Deadline

February 20th, 2018

  • Final Abstract Submission Deadline (extended deadline!)

February 28th, 2018

  • Final Pre‐meeting Registration Deadline

March 16‐17th, 2018

  • Meeting: The many faces of Parkinson’s disease – Motor and non‐motor symptoms from prodromal to advanced disease stages


All participants including abstract presenters, but except faculty members, must register.
Pre‐meeting registration will open on November 15th, 2017 and will close on March 7th, 2018.
To register, please send an e‐mail to Direktion.Neurologie(at)med.uni‐rostock.de with your full name and affiliation. Please mention “Registration for Parkinson 2018” in the e‐mail header and include a payment confirmation of the registration fee.

Pre‐meeting registration opens November 15, 2017 (10:00 a.m. European Central Time) through February 28, 2018 (10:00 a.m. European Central Time): 150 €

On‐Site registration opens March 16, 2018 (07:30 a.m. local time) through March 17, 2018 (10:00 a.m. local time): 200 €
If you register on-site at the conference desk you can pay cash.

The organizers kindly ask all participants to use the early pre‐meeting registration option to simplify and accelerate on‐site registration.
To pay the registration fee, please use bank transfer to:
Hypo Vereinsbank Rostock
Account Holder: Universitätsmedizin Rostock
IBAN: DE66 2003 0000 0019 5515 15
Reference: 892352, Parkinson 2018
Due to administrative regulations of the organizing institution, there is no other payment Option available.
For questions about the registration process, please feel free to contact the organizing committee by e‐mail Direktion.Neurologie(at)med.uni‐rostock.de.

Abstract and poster information

Abstract Information and Poster Presentations Abstracts should be submitted by e-mail to Direktion.Neurologie{bei}med.uni-rostock.de and will be reviewed by the Scientific Program Committee. All abstracts will be published in the final program booklet. Final Abstract Submission Deadline is February 20, 2018.

The abstract should contains:

  • title
  • authors
  • affiliations
  • funding source
  • max. 300 words

Posters are displayed throughout the meeting. Poster presenters should be present at their posters during the Poster Session on Friday, March 16th from 18.00 until 19.00 to explain their work and answer questions. Further details on poster presentations will be announced in the final program.

Poster size: 92 cm wide x 120 cm high (format DIN A0)

The Scientific Organizing Committee will select four posters from the submitted abstracts and waive the registration fee for the award-winning poster presenters.