3rd MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

3rd MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

This program is made possible by support from The Edmond J. Safra Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation. While our generous sponsors make our educational offerings possible, their support does not influence content, perspective or panelist selection.

Course Directors

Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD – UT Southwestern Medical Center, Director, Clinical Center for Movement Disorders, Dallas, TX, USA
Stewart A. Factor, DO Director of Movement Disorders Program, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA

Course Description

The 3rd International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents takes place March 3-4, 2018, in Dallas, TX, USA.The 3rd International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents offers in-depth instruction from internationally-recognized movement disorders experts to encourage residents to consider specializing in the field.

Students will attend lectures and panel discussions with question-and-answer sessions and will review case studies and engage in a differential diagnosis exercise with the international experts. Course topics will focus on Parkinson's disease, ataxia, hyperkinetic disorders, sleep in movement disorders, pediatric movement disorders and surgical approaches to movement disorders.

Invited students are encouraged to submit their own patient case presentations prior to the course to be considered for the video case competition.

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition – Saturday, March 3, 2018

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition (a 2-step process). Submission for this competition is optional. Although the main aim of this exercise is educational, we have applied to MDS for a grant to enable the author of the top presentation to receive a complimentary registration to attend the International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, to be held October 5-9, 2018 in Hong Kong.  

Step 1: 
Submit a Letter of Intent for the Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition. Cases submitted must have a known diagnosis and it must be included within the online submission. The goal of this session is for participants to learn from a series of unusual, very interesting patient cases and to see how a panel of senior experts approach these types of challenging cases. 

Submission Components are:

1. Title of case
2. Brief summary of case
3. Brief description of what the video will demonstrate
4. Statement of why the case is unique or of interest
5. What is the known diagnosis?

Review Process
The course directors will review and select from the submitted cases. Notifications will be emailed two to three weeks after submission.  

Patient Consent

The author(s) of the Work hereby represents and confirms that he/she has obtained the written consent of any and all patient(s) featured or who are otherwise identifiable or used in the Work to such feature, identification or other use therein and that said consent fully complies with all applicable legal requirements relating to the use of said such patient identifiable material, including, without limitation, if applicable, the specific requirements of the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA")… 

Step 2: 
Only those selected to present a case will be provided with a link to submit their PowerPoint and Video for the competition. Presentations should be no more than 10 minutes in length and must have a known diagnosis that is explained at the end of the presentation.

Format requirements for Video Case Submission:
1. One title slide: title of case, your full name and name of institution, city, state and country

2. History: two slides maximum

3. Video clip: up to three minutes in duration

4. Audience discussion of:

       a. Phenomenology
       b. Differential diagnosis
       c. Investigations

5. Presentation of the known diagnosis, and relevant review of the condition. Three slides maximum.

Important Dates to Note:

  • Selected course participants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent October 2017-January 31, 2018 describing their interesting case for possible presentation at the Bring Your Own Patient Video Dinner on Saturday night.
  • The course directors will select the most interesting and educational cases for presentation at the course. 
  • The selected cases will be due before February 9, 2018. No late submissions will be accepted.
  • On Saturday, March 3, 2018, the pre-selected cases will be presented by the course participants to the attendees and a Panel of Experts who will compete to make a correct diagnosis.
  • Attendance at the Video Dinner is mandatory and part of the course.   
  • All present course participants and faculty will vote for their favorite presentation. The best presentation will be announced on the final day of the course.  

Learning Objectives
  • Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  • Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorders cases
  • Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  • Present a movement disorders case history
  • Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan 

Recommended Audience
  • This course is intended for first, second and third-year general neurology residents who are undecided in a sub-specialty and open to learning about movement disorders
  • Neurology residents in their fourth year, who are undecided in a specialty may apply, with the awareness that first-to-third-year residents will have priority
  • Only those residing in the Pan American Section of MDS, with an emphasis on the United States and Canada, may apply
Application Process*

Applications open in August 2017 and close in January 2018. 

  • Eligible and interested parties should complete and submit the application before January 31, 2018 (11:59 P.M. Central Standard Time)
  • Application, current CV and supporting letter must be in English
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed 
  • Course directors will review completed and submitted applications and select up to 100 participants to attend the course
  • Applicants will be notified about their application status, via e-mail, October 2017-February 7, 2018
  • Selected participants will be provided with: a secure link to register for the course, flight booking/accommodation information (October 30, 2017 - February 16, 2018)
  • Selected participants residing in the United States or Canada will receive complimentary registration, airfare and hotel to attend the course
  • Selected participants residing outside of the United States or Canada will be responsible for course registration fee ($200 USD), airfare/hotel accommodations, etc.

Please note: Those already matched in a movement disorders fellowship or already matched in another type of fellowship program should not apply. *Participants who attended the course in 2016 or 2017 are ineligible to attend the course in 2018 or any future Schools for Neurology Residents.

CME Accreditation

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

Course Venue

Embassy Suites by Hilton - DFW Airport North
2401 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX, USA 76051