Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Santiago, Chile – November 30-December 2, 2017

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Course Co-Directors

Pedro Chana-Cuevas, MD - CETRAM - Movement Disorders Center, School of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Santiago Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Daniela Albuquerque, OT - CETRAM - Movement Disorders Center, Occupational Therapy, Faculty of Medical Science, University of Santiago Chile (Santiago, Chile)

Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders takes place in Santiago, Chile, November 30-December 2, 2017.Course Description

The Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson’s disease is a three-day course designed by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) to increase knowledge about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, to build capacity for comprehensive inter-professional care in the treatment of those diseases. An interdisciplinary faculty of senior movement disorder specialists will teach this program.

Day 1: Comprises an introduction to the disability of Parkinson’s disease from medical to social approaches related to the Latin American perspective. This will also include a Parkinson’s disease update; neuropsychiatric symptoms and management; parkinsonian syndromes; and a session on inter-professional team care.

Day 2: Features Huntington’s disease and Ataxia update. During the afternoon, we begin with thematic presentations related to the activities and participation that are affected in those with movement disorders, from an interdisciplinary, situational, and culturally respectful perspective. The topics are related to human movement, the capacity for self-determination, nutrition and communication, in the context of these movement disorders.

Day 3: Continuing with the topics related to activities and participation, from day one and two. The topic on assistive technologies for persons with movement disorders will be discussed. Subsequently the groups are divided by discipline to develop strategies together with their peers and supported by people with movement disorders. At the end of the day the group meets again to reflect on interdisciplinary systematization and strengthening of teamwork. 

Recommended Audience

The course is intended for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, social workers, psychologists, neurologists and general physician’s assistants, the majority of whom already have some experience with the management of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and are interested in further education and collaboration.

Course Language

The course will be presented in Spanish with some lectures in English, as noted in the program. Simultaneous translation will be available.

Learning Objectives
  • Participate effectively as an interdisciplinary or inter-professional team member;
  • Identify challenges associated with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Ataxia, and side effects of medication;
  • Support a person with Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease and their care partners in self-management;
  • Describe the unique and complementary role of each discipline in your care team;
  • Identify strategies for building inter-professional networks and community partnerships 
CME Accreditation

This course will not provide Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME).


University of Santiago - Chile CENI- USACH, (room/sala Isidora Aguirre) Las Sophoras 119, Santiago, Estación Central, Santiago Metropolitana Región


Advance registration closes November 10, 2017.

MDS Members and Non-Members: $100 USD

Onsite Registration: $120 USD

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members.  To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership Webpage.

Refund Policy: For cancellation 2 weeks in advance of a course the registration fee will be 100% refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee.  For cancellation within 2 weeks of a course, the registration fee is non-refundable.

DWEP Travel Grant Application

  • Application closes: September 25, 2017
  • Notifications emailed the week of October 9, 2017

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