8th Pan American School for Young Neurologists
The Eighth Pan American School for Young Neurologists will take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil from December 1-3, 2017. Young neurologists who are interested in training in the field of Movement Disorders, as well as those who already have some experience in Movement Disorders will be taught by an MDS-PAS international faculty of senior Movement Disorders specialists.
The School for Young Neurologists course includes several interactive educational experiences in large and small groups. Students will attend large lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions, will be involved in group presentations and case discussions, will participate in small group “patient rounds” with movement disorders patients and present their own video case-studies. The 2017 School topics will focus on clinical aspects of movement disorders as well as patient management issues. Students who have attended a School for Young Neurologists in the past are ineligible to apply.
The aim is to increase general enthusiasm for Movement Disorders as an exciting discipline in the field of neurology, and to raise the level of expertise such that students will be able to better manage their patients in clinical practice. The interpersonal interactions will also facilitate the development of a network (community) of former School for Young Neurologists delegates as a vehicle for exchange of knowledge, experiences and possibly for collaboration.
- 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
Young neurologists within five years of their completion of general neurological training who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders and young neurologists who are already training in Movement Disorders. Neurologists under 40 years of age from any city in Brazil or surrounding countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Panama and other South and Central America countries.
In order to maintain a highly interactive and personal experience, participation is limited to 48-50 students.
- Provide patient-centered care
- Increase medical knowledge
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Improve professional standing
- Commitment to lifelong learning
- Evaluation of performance in practice