About the ES Summit

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s European Section (MDS-ES) Summit will occur every two years as a forum to further develop the field of Movement Disorders in the region. The ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease will be held March 18-20, 2020 in Venice, Italy.

Join us to:

  • Understand the genetic background, the biological mechanisms and the pathology of Parkinson's disease
  • Appraise diagnostic approaches including differential diagnosis with atypical parkinsonism.
  • Evaluate pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options available
  • Discuss the role of a multidisciplinary team and the contribution of wearable technology to disease management 


The purpose of the ES Summit is consistent with the objectives of the MDS-ES, which include:

  • Facilitate communication between clinicians (including medical specialists, nurses, and allied health professionals) and researchers in the European section of the MDS
  • Disseminate updated knowledge about diagnosis, pathophysiology and management of Parkinson’s disease
  • Improve quality of life and independence of Parkinson patients and caregivers
  • Promote research and facilitate research collaborations in the field of Parkinson’s disease
  • Expose clinicians and researchers in the European section of the MDS to Parkinson’s disease initiatives and in so doing, encourage their membership in the MDS-ES

Target Audience

The target participants of the ES Summit are clinicians (including medical specialists, nurses, allied health professionals and other interested medical professionals, as well as those in training for these disciplines) and researchers from the region. Among these participants will be many opinion leaders and key movement disorders specialists from the European Section of the MDS.

ES Summit Scientific Program Committee

Chair: Bastiaan Bloem
Angelo Antonini
Daniela Berg
Miryam Carecchio
Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
Joaquim Ferreira
Pablo Mir
Caroline Moreau
Bart Post

ES Summit Oversight Committee

Chair: Angelo Antonini
Baastian Bloem
Christopher Goetz 
Wassilios Meissner
Evžen Růžička
Claudia Trenkwalder


Important Dates

March 18-20, 2020
ES Summit: Therapeutic Milestones in Parkinson’s Disease

For More Information

International Secretariat
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 414-276-2145
Fax: +1 414-276-3349
Email: essummit@movementdisorders.org