Call to Host the MDS-ES Summer Schools & Winter Schools
Since 2008 MDS-ES has held an Annual Summer School for Young Neurologists, educating over 300 young neurologists in the diagnosis and treatment of movement disorders. To meet the increased number of applicants an Annual Winter School for Young Neurologists was begun in February 2012. The next Summer School is scheduled for London, United Kingdom, July 26-28, 2013, and the next Winter School is to take place in Belgrade, Serbia in early 2014.
MDS-ES now seeks potential hosts for future Summer and Winter Schools from 2015 onward. A major attraction of the Schools is that students are given an opportunity to examine at least 12 different patients with a Movement Disorder, each under the supervision of an international Movement Disorders expert.
Due to the highly interactive nature of the Summer and Winter School program, a number of important criteria need to be met by potential host centers.
- The host institution must be able to provide 12 examination areas in close proximity to each other, to accommodate the easy rotation of 12 groups of 4 students between cases.
- There must be sufficient local staff able to translate into English to assist in each examination room, or local patients who are able to speak English.
- The institution should be able to recruit a wide range of patients with different Movement Disorders to participate in the examinations.
- There should be space to hold catered tea/coffee and lunch breaks for up to 100 people (faculty, students, staff, patients and caregivers).
- A lecture theater should be available for 70 people for presentations and video sessions.
- There should be easy access to an international airport.
- Reasonably priced hotel accommodation (maximum EUR 80 per night) should be available for 70 people, in reasonable proximity to the host institution.
If your institution would be able to meet these criteria and you would like to be considered to host a future Summer or Winter School, please email Kirk Terry to register interest.