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MDS 2020 Virtual Congress: Parallel Session 304: Update on Genetics of Movement Disorders

Length:60 MinutesCME Credits:0Release Date:May 18, 2021

Experienced / Intermediate

Program Description

As part of the MDS Curriculum Track "Pathophysiology of Dystonia," The 2020 MDS Virtual Congress Parallel Session 304 lecture on an "Update on Genetics of Dystonia." This lecture will provide a summary of recently identified genes related to dystonia to enrolled learners.

This course is best enrolled in as part of the curriculum track but this program can also be enrolled in independent of that. 


Featuring lecture by: Patricia Maria Carvalho, PhD - Hospital Israelita Albert Einstein, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this program is to provide an overview regarding phenomenology and diagnostic approach to a dystonia patient.

Learning Objectives

After participating in this activity, the learner will be able to:

  1. Describe the phenomenology of dystonia

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for students, residents, neurologists, neurosurgeons, specialist nurses, and health professionals.

Hardware and Software Requirements

1. Active Internet connection (DSL or Cable). Dial-up connection will have constant buffering problem.
2. Compatible with Windows PC and MAC (256 MB of RAM or higher)
3. Activity is best viewed on Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.
6. Allow ActiveX controls to run on your computer: If the yellow strip appears on the top of your web browser while running the Webcast, right click on it and select Allow blocked contents to run.
7. Turn the Pop-up blocker off: On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker

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