TWS Symposium 2024

March 7 + 8, 2024 in Erlangen

Our 22nd Symposium will take place in Erlangen, Germany on 7 and 8 March.

PDF: Programme and venues

If you would like to contribute a poster, please use this template: t3://file?uid=1760
Please send it with the file name Name_First Name_TWS_2024 to
The deadline for submitting poster abstracts is February 16, 2024. 
Please bring your poster printed out in DIN A 0 format (84.1 × 118.9 cm) to the symposium.

Together with the treatHSP network we will present the following programme over the two days:

March, 7th:

9:00Keynote LectureJohn K. Fink, Ann Arbor, USA 
10:00-11:30Session 1Digital gait analysis in hereditary spastic paraplegias 
 ChairHeiko Gaßner 

Alexander Geurts, Nijmegen, NL

Winfried Ilg, Tübingen, GER

11:30-11:45 Coffee Break 
11:45-12:45Session 2Intervention strategies and symptomatic therapy 
 ChairsStephan Klebe, Essen, GER and Martin Regensburger, Erlangen, GER 

Marcondes Franca, Campina, BRA

Andreas Rowald, Lausanne CH + Tübingen, GER

12:45-14:15 Lunch Break and Poster Session 
  Atrium Lecture Hall, Östliche Stadtmauer 11 
14:15:16:45Session 3From genetics to disease mechanisms 
 ChairsBeate Winner, Erlangen, GER and Christel Depienne, Essen, GER 

Christian Hübner, Jena, GER

Antonia Roll-Mecak, Bethesda, USA

Giorgio Casari, Naples, ITA

18:00 TWS Get together 

Orangerie "Wassersaal", Wasserturmstraße 3, 91054 Erlangen

Walking distance 500 metres 

 ExhibitionAdolf Struempell´s anatomical specism 
 Historical LectureNeurology and psychiatry through the ages in Erlangen 

March, 8th:

9:00-10:30Session 4  Human stem cell models of HSPParallel Movement Analysis Workshop

Motion Capture


Mobile Gait Analysis


Beate Winner, Erlangen, GER

Simone Mayer, Tübingen, GER

10:30-10:45 Coffee Break 
10:45-12:45Session 5     Disease-modifying therapies in HSP and beyond 
 ChairsJürgen Winkler, Erlangen, GER and Ludger Schöls, Tübingen, GER 

Wolfgang Köhler, Leipzig, GER

Florian Eichler, Boston, USA

12:45-14:00 Lunch Break and Poster Session 
14:00-15:00 Awards Ceremony 

TWS Research Award


Poster Prize Awards

15:15-16:00 Concluding remarks and end of the event