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Scientific Conference of Friday Noon - Ziv Gan-Or

The genetics of REM-sleep behavior disorder and conversion to neurodegenerative diseases

Friday 22 January 2021 from 12:00 at 13:00


  • Ziv Gan-Or, MD, PhD
    • Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University

Individuals with REM-sleep behavior disorder (RBD) are acting out their dreams during REM-sleep, a phase of sleep in which voluntary muscles are normally inhibited. In recent years, it was demonstrated that >80% of RBD patients will develop Parkinson's disease, dementia or other neurodegenerative disorders 10-15 years in average after the onset of RBD. In this talk, Dr. Gan-Or will describe the studies by his group, aimed to understand the genetic background of RBD and how genetics affect the conversion to Parkinson's disease and dementia.

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