Past Activities

Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course

Recommended Audience

This course was specially designed for family physicians, general neurologists, internists, trainees and other clinicians interested in acquiring a basic understanding of movement disorders.

Course Description

The Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course, which took place on Bloomsday, June 16, in Dublin, Ireland, provided a foundation for participants who also attended the16th Annual International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders which began the next day.

Registration Information

Regular Registration Fee $225
*Junior Registration Fee $125

Regular Registration with purchase of Congress $200
*Junior Registrants with purchase of Congress $90

*Junior Members of MDS, those born after January 1, 1982, residents, fellows and those still in training. Please fax or e-mail a copy of official document indicating age or a letter from your employer stating training status to be eligible for this discount. Without documentation, delegate will be charged the non-member rate.

(Fax: +1 514-380-5378 or E-mail: within one week of submitting registration.)

Please note that if your residence is outside of the United Kingdom and Ireland, you must register for both the Basic Movement Disorders Course and The 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders.

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June 16, 2012


Royal College of Physicians of Ireland
Dublin, Ireland

Schedule & Faculty

9:00-9:45 Registration and Bloomsday breakfast
9:45-10:15 Introduction, James Joyce and Medicine, and beginning ARS questions
Fergus Shanahan, Dept. of Medicine, University College Cork, Ireland
10:15-10:50 Phenomenology of Movement Disorders - Raymond Rosales
10:50-11:25 Diagnosis and differential diagnosis of Parkinson's disease - Carlo Colosimo
11:25-11:40 Break
11:40-12:20 Management of early Parkinson's disease/case discussion - Janis Miyasaki
12:20-13:00 Management of advanced Parkinson's disease /case discussion - Timothy Counihan
13:00-13:45 Lunch
13:45-14:20 Tremor - Victor Fung
14:20-14:55 Dystonia - Sean O'Riordan
14:55-15:30 Chorea, athetosis and ballism - Joaquim Ferreira
15:30-16:05 Myoclonus - Roongroj Bhidayasiri
16:00-16:15 Break
16:15-16.50 Restless Legs Syndrome and movement disorders in sleep - Claudia Trenkwalder
16.50-17.20 Video quiz and wrap-up