Outreach Education

Welcome to MDS's online Outreach Education webpage. 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.

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.

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

If you wish to learn more about the specific Outreach Education Programs MDS supports, please review our Program Comparison Chart or review the program details listed below.

Programs

MDS recognizes that some countries do not have access to trained Movement Disorder Specialists and are restricted by size and/or resources from establishing a training program.  Therefore, the Developing World Education Program is designed to address the needs of those countries and build rapport with local area societies that have no existing relationship with MDS.
Program Information

Primary Purpose Support of local movement disorders education meetings/courses
No. of Speakers 2-4
Speaker Composition More than half of foreign speakers should be regional*
Days of Speaker Participation 1-3
Honorarium Included

Varies, must be included in budget

Application Deadline Must be submitted at least 2 months before requested program date

 


The Ambassador Program supports the travel of 1 to 2 international experts who are MDS members to an underserved area for the purposes of education and intellectual exchange. This program supports members as keynote/plenary speakers at a non-MDS sponsored regional or national meeting in a disadvantaged country.
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

Application Deadline Must be submitted at least 2 months before requested program date

 


The Visiting Professor Program supports the travel of 1 to 2 international experts who are MDS members to an underserved area for the purposes of education and intellectual exchange. This program supports members in conducting teaching seminars or giving grand rounds in local hospitals, and/or providing input for further development in the field of movement disorders in an underserved country.
Program Information

Primary Purpose Support of expert speaker for education 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

Application Deadline Must be submitted at least 2 months before requested program date

 

*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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