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Upcoming Courses

Sleep in Movement Disorders takes place in Innsbruck, Austria.

Sleep in Movement Disorders

July 7-8, 2016
Innsbruck, Austria

Summer School for Young Neurologists takes place in Lisbon, Portugal

Summer School for Young Neurologists

July 15-17, 2016
Lisbon, Portugal

Basic Scientists Summer School, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Basic Scientists Summer School

August 4-6, 2016
Suzhou, Jiangsu, China

Physiotherapy Summer School, Leuven, Belgium

Physiotherapy Summer School

September 8-10, 2016
Leuven, Belgium

Myoclonus and Other Jerky Movements, Groningen, The Netherlands

Myoclonus and Other Jerky Movements

October 13-14, 2016
Groningen, Netherlands

200 Year Celebration of James Parkinson

March 10-11, 2017
London, United Kingdom

Outreach Education

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


MDS LEAP (Leadership Training and Development Program for Young Movement Disorder Neurologists ) has been established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists. Learn more.

2016 LEAP

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E-Learning & CME

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.

MDS Webcasts

MDS provides webcasts of educational programs held throughout the US and the world.

MDS Rating Scales

Our scales are designed to assist clinicians measure disease severity and activity.

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Course Development

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

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