Junior Traveling Fellowship 2017: Mario Cornejo-Olivas


I am a neurologist and researcher working at Neurogenetics Research Center of Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas in Lima, Peru. I’m grateful to WFN for supporting my attendance at the 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Mario Cornejo-Olivas (left) and two colleagues

Mario Cornejo-Olivas (left) and two colleagues

This scientific meeting attracts delegates from around the world to learn the latest research and best evidence-based clinical guidelines on the field of movement disorders.

Together with two colleagues, I presented two posters: one case of Familial Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease, with an E200K mutation, and a qualitative study regarding Myths and Misconceptions Regarding Huntington’s Disease.

This meeting allows me to update my knowledge regarding clinical practice on movement disorders and neurogenetics, meeting with current collaborators as well as networking and looking for future collaborations.

Hot topics of main sessions of this meeting were also discussed with my colleagues in Peru, improving both clinical and research local capacities in the field within my country. •