The Aspen Course is a unique opportunity for those early career movement disorders specialists, in particular Movement Disorders Fellows, to advance their knowledge and evaluate their careers through advice from advanced professionals in the field.The course program will discuss the classification of these disorders, their differential diagnosis, and their treatment. The course curriculum also covers the phenomenology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of the entire field of Movement Disorders... By registering for this course, you agree to the statement provided in the section below labeled 'Assumption of Risk and Liability - COVID'.
- Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
- Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
- Other Movement Disorders
- Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
Michael Okun, MD - University of Florida Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, Gainesville, FL, USA
Cynthia Comella, MD, FAAN, FASM, FANA - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Alberto Espay, MD, MSc - University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Susan Fox, MRCP(UK), PhD - University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada
Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS - Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Mark Hallett, MD - NINDS, Bethesda, MD, USA
Joseph Jankovic, MD - Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
This material will be presented utilizing didactic lectures and clinical discussion; along with case presentations, video demonstrations and panel discussions.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of an extensive variety of different movement disorders. The most effective and efficient manner to communicate this abundance of information is through didactic lecture with question and discussion time. Many of the lectures include video case presentations to visually demonstrate characteristics and other physical symptoms of the various hyperkinetic and hypokinetic movement disorders. In addition, case examples are also discussed to provide examples of the various disorders as observed in clinical practice.
The Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner course is the highly successful program originally accredited for CME by Columbia University until transferred to MDS in 2016. The program provides a robust scientific content and interaction with the leaders and innovators of the movement disorders field
The tradition of the Aspen Course
"As a rite of passage every movement disorder fellow must pass through the Aspen course."
The legend of the Aspen course
"Anyone serious about movement disorders has taken the Aspen course at least once."
Members: $675 USD
Members: Junior / HP / Basic Science / No Fee: $400 USD
Non-Members: $950 USD
*Non-members wishing to apply for MDS Membership to receive the MDS Member rate for this course will need to apply for membership no later than 2 weeks in advance of the close of registration.
1. Recognize and classify parkinsonism, tremor, and other movement disorders
2. Differentiate atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease
3. Appraise treatment approaches for parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, and other movement disorders
4. Evaluate the phenomenology and classification of functional (psychogenic) disorders
5. Formulate and classify gait disorders in parkinsonism, ataxia, and other hypokinetic or hyperkinetic movement disorders
This course is intended for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders fellows, and other health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.
Method of Participation
Participants must complete an evaluation for each session they attend to receive continuing medical education credit. Your chosen session(s) must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit for individual sessions is not available.
MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.
Registration Cancellation Policy
Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $25 USD cancellation fee. After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.
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