A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

'The Aspen Course'

A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

Aspen, CO, USA – August 1-4, 2017

 

A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner was held in Aspen, CO, USA, August 1-4, 2017.Course Description

The 2017 “Aspen Course” is a continuation of the highly successful program run by Columbia University from 1990 until MDS took it over in 2016. This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders fellows, and other healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.

This program will discuss the classification of these disorders, their differential diagnosis, and their treatment. The course curriculum also covers the phenomenology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of the entire field of Movement Disorders. This material will be presented in four morning and two evening sessions utilizing didactic lectures, clinical discussion, case presentation, and video demonstrations. The format of the program is intended to provide ample time for questions and discussion following presentations.

Participants are encouraged to bring interesting cases from their own practice for presentation during the “Night Video Rounds” session.

Course Directors

Cynthia Comella, MD and Irene Litvan, MD

Course Faculty

Stanley Fahn, MD; Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS; Mark Hallet, MD; Joseph Jankovic, MD; Michael S. Okun, MD; Kapil Sethi, MD, FRCP

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize, diagnose, and classify parkinsonism, tremor, and other movement disorders
  • Differentiate atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe the treatment approaches for parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, and other movement disorders.
  • Recognize the phenomenology and classification of functional (psychogenic) disorders
  • Differentiate and classify gait disorders in parkinsonism, ataxia, and other hypokinetic or hyperkinetic movement disorders
     
Recommended Audience

This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders fellows, and other health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.

This program is particularly intended for Movement Disorder fellows. An additional professional development luncheon is planned for fellows.

Physician Competencies
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Roles/responsibilities
  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional practice
     
ACCME Accreditation Statement

Accreditation
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 22.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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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.

Member Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents: $350.00 USD
Non-Member Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents: $450.00 USD
MDS Members: $550.00 USD
Non-Members: $650.00 USD

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.

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