First Middle East Camp for Parkinson's, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation
Course Location and Date
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
April 12-13, 2014
The field of Parkinson's disease and movement disorders are underserved in the Middle East region which spans numerous countries and includes a population of over 500 million inhabitants. The understanding of Parkinson's disease and movement disorders is rapidly evolving, with numerous therapeutic medical and surgical treatment options now available in the market. The First Middle East Camp for Parkinson 's Disease, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation is intended to provide up to date discussions on Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, as well as available advanced therapies in the field. This will be the first educational course of this magnitude on Parkinson's disease and movement disorders in the Middle East region.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants were able to accomplish the following:
- Better understand the clinical phenomenology of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
- List the treatments available for the management of motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease
- Discuss end of life issues in Parkinson's disease
- Give an overview on clinical description and treatment of atypical parkinsonism and hyperkinetic movement disorders
- Provide an overview of the selection process of candidates for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in movement disorders - especially Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and tremor - and outline the efficacy and associated risks for DBS. This includes knowledge about the different brain targets used for DBS and their effects on specific symptoms
- Discuss role of botulinum toxin therapy for movement disorders
This course was intended for movement disorders neurologists, general neurologists, geriatricians, neurosurgeons, allied health professionals, and neurologists-in-training.
Bring Your Own Patient - Video Dinner
Participants were encouraged to submit their own video case to present at the Video Dinner on Saturday, April 12. All submitted presentations were reviewed by the Course Director and Faculty who accepted a few cases to be presented.
The First Middle East Camp for Parkinson's, Movement Disorders and Neuromodulation was supported by unrestricted educational grants from the following:
Other Supporting Organizations:
For more information contact: MDS Education