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Joaquim Ferreira, MDS 2019 – The time course of motor complications in Parkinson’s

Published Online: October 7th 2019

European Editorial Board member Joaquim Ferreira (Faculty of Medicine, University of Lisbon, and Campus Neurológico Sénior, Torres Vedras, Portugal) discusses the topic of his Bial-sponsored Corporate Therapeutic Symposium presentation entitled – The time course of motor complications.

Questions
1. What is the correlation between levodopa treatment and motor fluctuations? (0:12)
2. What is the evidence supporting the use of catechol-O-methyltransferase (COMT) inhibitors in the management of motor fluctuations? (1:37)
3. Considering the time course of motor complications, when should motor fluctuations be treated? (3:06)

Speaker disclosure: Joaquim Ferreira has received payments from the following companies for consultancy, advisory boards and grants: BIAL, GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis, TEVA, Lundbeck, Solvay, Abbott, Merck Serono, Merz, Ipsen, Biogen, Sunovion Pharmaceuticals, Grunenthal, Fundação MSD (Portugal), MSD, Allergan, Novartis, Medtronic, Affiris, Abbvie and Zambon.

View an interview with Bial-sponsored Corporate Therapeutic Symposium chair Olivier Rascol here.
View an interview with Bial-sponsored Corporate Therapeutic Symposium co-speaker Per Odin here.
View an interview with Bial-sponsored Corporate Therapeutic Symposium co-speaker Hubert Fernandez here.

View an article reporting the proceedings of the Bial-sponsored Corporate Therapeutic Symposium here.

Filmed at the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders (MDS), Nice, France, September 2019, with support from Bial.

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