Pan American Section
MDS-PAS Summer School for Young Neurologists

Workshop Schedule

PAS Summer School for Young Neurologists

April, 5 - April 7, 2013

Course Directors: Pedro Chana Cuevas, Olga Benavides

Day 1 - HYPOKINETIC DISORDERS
Friday, April 5, 2013

MORNING SESSION
8:45-9:00 Welcome from the Directors
9:00-9:20 Overview of Hypokinetic Disorders – Phenomenology and Examination
9.20-9.40 Parkinson's Disease: Clinical Features and Disease Progression
9.40-10.10 Atypical Parkinsonian Disorders
10.10-10.30 Cognitive Impairment and Dementia in Parkinsonisms
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-11.20 Parkinson's Disease - Early Medical Management
11.20-11.40 Parkinson's Disease with Motor Complications: Management
11.40-12.00 Parkinson's Disease with NO Motor Complications: Management
12.00-12.20 Parkinson's Disease - Surgical Management
12.20-13.00 Question and Answer Session
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
AFTERNOON SESSION
14.30-17.30 Patient Examination Session - Hypokinetic Patients
Group meeting: explanation of learning objectives for the interactive sessions with patients. Assignment of students to examination groups, explanation of timing and rotations. Patients from several local institutions will be invited to participate in the Summer School, exposing participants to a wide variety of Movement Disorders. Participants will examine patients in groups of five under the guidance of an expert faculty member. Each participant will take the lead in at least one examination. Eight examination rooms will run concurrently, with 20 minutes per examination, and five minutes for rotation to the next examination room. There will be one 20 minute break after the first 4 examinations.

Day 2 - HYPERKINETIC DISORDERS
Saturday, April 6, 2013

MORNING SESSION
8.40-9.00 Overview of Hyperkinetic Disorders Phenomenology and Examination
9.00-9.20 Myoclonus
9.20-9.40 Chorea
9.40-10.00 Tremor
10.00-10.20 Tics and Tourette
10.20-10.40 Dystonia
10.40-11.00 Break
11.00-11.20 Ataxia
11.20-11.40 Less Common and Psychogenic Movement Disorders
11.40-12.30 Question and Answer Session
12.30-14.00 Lunch Break
AFTERNOON SESSION
14.30-17.30 Patient Examination Session - Hyperkinetic Patients
Group meeting: explanation of learning objectives for the interactive sessions with patients. Assignment of students to examination groups, explanation of timing and rotations. Patients from several local institutions will be invited to participate in the Summer School, exposing participants to a wide variety of Movement Disorders. Participants will examine patients in groups of five under the guidance of an expert faculty member. Each participant will take the lead in at least one examination. Eight examination rooms will run concurrently, with 20 minutes per examination, and five minutes for rotation to the next examination room. There will be one 20 minute break after the first 4 examinations.
20.00-22.00 Video Dinner

Day 3 - BRING YOUR OWN PATIENT
Sunday, April 7, 2013

MORNING SESSION
9.00-10.40 Bring Your Own Patient Presentations
Students bring their histories/videos and will discuss with faculty and participants in small groups (five students/one faculty, parallel sessions).
10.40-11:00 Break
11.00-11.30 Summer School Review: Feedback and Evaluation Session