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Outreach Education

Welcome to the MDS Outreach Education section. In support of the Society's mission to disseminate knowledge about movement disorders, MDS sponsors the outreach programs listed below which are specifically designed to bring movement disorders education to those areas of the world where it is most needed and often least available. Learn More

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Developing World Education Program

Developing World Education Program (DWEP)

MDS is committed to supporting quality movement disorders education in underserved areas.

Visiting Professor Program

Visiting Professor Program

The Visiting Professor Program supports travel to underserved areas for education and academic exchange.

Ambassador Program

Ambassador Program

The Ambassador Program supports travel to underserved areas for education and scientific exchange.

Virtual Professor Program

The Virtual Professor Program improves the availability of educational initiatives and training in underserved areas.

Parkinson and Movement Disorders Curriculum

The Parkinson and Movement Disorders (PMD) Curriculum uses slide sets, videos, and syllabi to provide an overview of movement disorders and outline a clinical approach to the evaluation and management of common movement disorders.

  • Basal ganglia anatomy and physiology
  • Phenomenology of Movement Disorders
  • Etiology and pathogenesis of Parkinson's disease
  • Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease
  • Management of early Parkinson's disease
  • Management of Advanced Parkinson's disease
  • Tremor
  • Dystonias
  • Chorea, athetosis and ballism
  • Myoclonus
  • Gait disorders
  • Restless legs syndrome and movement disorders in sleep
  • Management of MSA, PSP, and CBGD
  • Tics and Tourette Syndrome
  • Drug-Induced Parkinsonism (DIP)
  • Psychogenic Movement Disorders

Apply now for more information about using a PMD topic with MDS Outreach Education Courses!
It is possible to use the PMD in conjunction with an approved Visiting Professor Program, Ambassador Program or Developing World Education Course. For more information on these three programs, please visit the MDS Outreach Education homepage.


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Course Development

Help support MDS's educational initiatives by developing your own course.

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E-Learning & CME

In our mission to advance the education of medical professionals worldwide, improve diagnosis and treatment, and encourage research in Parkinson's disease and all other movement disorders, our Society is proud to offer a full spectrum of e-learning educational opportunities to members and non-members alike.

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