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CME on Movement Disorders - Jaipur, India

CME on Movement Disorders
Jaipur, India

November 4th, 2012

A CME on movement disorders was organized at Jaipur on 4th November, 2012 as basic education course under the auspices of  Movement Disorder Society-Asian and Oceanian Section by Dr. Anjani Kumar Sharma (organizing secretary) and Dr. R K Sureka (co-organizing secretary), faculty of  SMS Medical College, Jaipur.

Dr. Madhuri Behari (Professor and Head, Department of Neurology, All Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi) was the course director. The faculty comprised of eminent International and National movement disorder specialists including Dr. H. Mochizuki, Dr. Vinay Goyal, Dr. Garima Shukla, Dr. Pramod Pal, Dr. Uday Muthane, Dr. P. Wadia and Dr. Hrishikesh Kumar. 

The course enjoyed very good participation from practicing neurologists, physicians, psychiatrists, pediatricians, and resident doctors from Jaipur and other parts of Rajasthan. A total of 128 delegates were registered for the course which included 26 neurologists, 21 neurology trainees, 7 neurosurgeons, 11 psychiatrists, 56 physicians and 7 pediatricians.

The CME covered almost the complete spectrum of the movement disorders, including tremor, myoclonus, dystonia, sleep associated movement disorders, psychogenic movement disorders and use of botulinum toxin in movement disorders. One full session was dedicated to Parkinson’s disease, including diagnosis and differential diagnosis of PD, management of early and advanced Parkinson’s disease, drug induced Parkinsonism and role of DBS in Parkinson’s disease. The lectures were very well backed up with explanatory videos. In the end, an interactive video session was held which included video presentations on various movement disorders by Neurology trainees from S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur and the faculty. Slides related to various education programmes of MDS were also displayed.

The course was very much interactive and witnessed many thought provoking discussion between the faculty and the participants. It proved to be very helpful in creating a better understanding of the different aspects of various movement disorders right from the basic sciences to advanced clinical management. This initiative will definitely generate greater interest and create more awareness regarding movement disorders, especially in the neurology trainees, physicians and psychiatrists.

The organizers express their gratitude towards The Movement Disorder Society-Asian and Oceanian Section for their support and cooperation.

Submitted by Dr. Anjani Kumar Sharma, Professor , Department of Neurology, S.M.S. Medical College, Jaipur, India