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Thu Feb 01 2007

Confs: Cognitive Science,Neurolinguistics/Netherlands

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        1.    Roelien Bastiaanse, Workshop Language, Cognition and Parkinson’s Disease

Message 1: Workshop Language, Cognition and Parkinson’s Disease
Date: 30-Jan-2007
From: Roelien Bastiaanse <y.r.m.bastiaanserug.nl>
Subject: Workshop Language, Cognition and Parkinson’s Disease

Workshop Language, Cognition and Parkinson's Disease

Date: 10-May-2007 - 10-May-2007
Location: Groningen, Netherlands
Contact: Femke Wehrens
Contact Email: e.j.h.m.wehrensrug.nl
Meeting URL: http://www.let.rug.nl/parkinson

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Neurolinguistics; Psycholinguistics

Meeting Description:

In this workshop, leading figures in the field will discuss their work on (the
of) language disorders in Parkinson's Disease

Parkinson's Disease is a progressive, degenerative neurological disease and the
diagnosis is made when the patient is presented with at least two of the major
motor symptoms: resting tremor, rigidity, and bradykinesia. Recent studies have
shown that the cardinal motor symptoms are often accompanied by various
cognitive impairments. Impairments in language, being a cognitive function, have
recently also been described, both at the word and at the sentence level.
Internationally, several laboratories are working on this topic.

For this workshop, international experts have been invited to present and discuss
the latest findings of their research on language functioning in Parkinson's

The target audience of the Workshop includes post-doctoral fellows, students, and
clinicians in the fields of Linguistics, Neurology, and Neuropsychology and others
with an interest in the current research on language, cognition, and Parkinson's

Confirmed speakers
Prof. M. Grossman, MD (Keynote speaker, University of Pennsylvania, US)
Prof. Dr. K.L. Leenders (University of Groningen)
Dr. J. Hochstadt (Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute, Philadelphia, US)
Dr. D. Copland (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Dr. A. Angwin (The University of Queensland, Australia)
Dr. P. Péran (I.R.C.C.S Fondazione Santa Lucia, Department of
Radiology, Italy)
Dr. P.F. Dominey (Institut des Sciences Cognitives, France)
Drs. K. Colman (University of Groningen)
Drs. J. Koerts (University of Groningen)

You can register on www.let.rug.nl/parkinson to participate in the workshop.
Deadline for registration is the 1st of May, 2007.

The Workshop registration fee will be 150 euro and includes coffee, tea and

For further information and regular updates please visit our website:
www.let.rug.nl/parkinson. Contact for the organization is Femke Wehrens,
e.j.h.m.wehrensrug.nl, 0031-(0)503635870.
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