Course Report: Third Annual European Winter School

Course Description

The third annual European Winter School for Young Neurologists took place in Belgrade, Serbia, February 28 - March 2, 2014.  The Winter School is an MDS course designed in response to the increasing interest in and success of the MDS summer school courses.  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, are taught by an MDS-ES international faculty of senior movement disorder specialists.

The first day focused on the basics of parkinsonism and included expert guided patient examinations following a large-group lecture.  The second day focused on hyperkinetic movement disorders and participants were able to examine patients and had the opportunity to share their own patient videos with their fellow participants.  The third day covered complex issues in movement disorders, including gait disorders, secondary movement disorders, and psychogenic movement disorders.

About Belgrade

Belgrade, SerbiaBelgrade is the capital city of Serbia and has a population of around 1.7 million. It is one of the oldest cities in Europe and since ancient times has been an important crossing of Eastern and Western Europe. The city lies on two international waterways, at the confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, which surround it on three sides. Because of this position, Belgrade is fittingly referred to as the Gateway to the Balkans and the Door to Central Europe. Belgrade is the capital of Serbian culture, education and science.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the course participants were able to:

  • 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 recommended for trainees in movement disorders, and for young neurologists, under the age of 40 who have not decided upon an area of specialization within neurology.


This course was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from:

UCB         Roche


Monica Moon
Program Manager
International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
555 E. Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA