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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. 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.

Outreach Programs Comparison

Comparison of Outreach Programs

Learn more about the specific Outreach Education Programs that MDS supports.

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 programs please visit the MDS Outreach Education homepage.

MDS LEAP Program

The MDS LEAP Program has been established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists.

2016 LEAP Program

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E-Learning & CME

Coffee Break CME

Coffee Break CME

The first online CME program designed for the busy clinician.

Journal CME

Journal CME

MDS offers online CME credit in collaboration with the Movement Disorders Journal.

Device-Aided Medical Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

A new online CME course designed by worldwide specialists around practical issues involved in therapeutic treatments for Parkinson’s disease.

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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