Outreach Education

The following programs are available only for host countries that are considered to be disadvantaged based on the need for movement disorders education and lack of opportunities for continuing education in movement disorders.

List of eligible countries:


Unfortunately, we are unable to host educational activities in countries for which there is a U.S. Travel Warning.  

Programs

MDS is committed to supporting quality movement disorders education in underserved areas worldwide. Through the MDS Regional Sections funds are administered in a flexible support program tailored to the needs of each region which can be used to sponsor faculty travel and accommodation, logistics costs, or other course expenses approved at the time of application.
Program Information

Primary Purpose Support of local movement disorders education metting/courses
No. of Speakers 3-5
Speaker Composition More than half of foreign speakers should be regional*
Days of Speaker Participation 1-3
Honorarium Included

N/A

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The Ambassador Program supports the travel of 1-2 international experts, who are MDS Members, to an underserved area for the purposes of education and intellectual exchange. The applicant country must be considered to be disadvantaged based on the need for movement disorders education and lack of opportunities for continuing medical education in movement disorders. Sponsored speakers should deliver a keynote lecture during the meeting. An honorarium is provided.
Program Information

Primary Purpose Support of keynote speakers(s) at regional movement disorders or neurology meeting
No. of Speakers 1-2
Speaker Composition 1 international speaker
1 regional* speaker
Days of Speaker Participation 1-2
Honorarium Included

yes

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The Visiting Professor Program supports the travel of 1-2 international experts, who are MDS Members, to an underserved area for the purposes of education and intellectual exchange. During the visit, invited experts should conduct teaching seminars in local hospitals or institutions, participate in grand rounds and/or provide input for the further development of movement disorders in the host country. Visits may consist of one of these activities or a combination of all three.
Program Information

Primary Purpose Support og expert speaker for eduction and intellectual exchange
No. of Speakers 1-2
Speaker Composition 1 international speaker
1 regional* speaker
Days of Speaker Participation 2-3
Honorarium Included

yes

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*Regional refers to an expert from the same MDS Regional Section (AOS, ES, and PAS as where the program takes place. For the purposes of education, Members residing in Sub-Saharan Africa may consider their region to include the ES.

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