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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS AOS Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Care in Movement Disorders

CME Credits:0Date:Nov 03, 2023 - Nov 04, 2023

Experienced / IntermediateExpert / Advanced

Program Description

MDS AOS Multidisciplinary Rehabilitation Care in Movement Disorders: The course is intended to increase knowledge about multidisciplinary and rehabilitation care in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders and to build the clinical capacity of Parkinsons disease (PD) specialist nurses and rehabilitative professionals in Asia. Faculty of movement disorders specialists, movement disorder rehabilitation and nurse specialists will teach the course. 


  • Basic/Translational Neuroscience
  • Biomarkers & Diagnostic Tools
  • Epidemiology & Environment
  • Etiology & Pathophysiology
  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Other
  • Therapies-Pharmacological
  • Therapies-Surgical


Course Directors

Zakiyah Aldaajani, MD - King Fahad Military Medical Complex, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Hanan Khalil, PhD - Qatar University, Doha, Qatar


Aseel Aburb Applied Science Private University, Amman, Jordan

Zakyiah Aldajaani, MD - King Fahad Military Medical Complex, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Firas Alfwaress, CCC-SLP, PhD, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan

Tamine Capato, PhD - University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Una Jones - Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom

Hanan Khalil, PhD - Qatar University, Doha, Qatar

Lori Quinn, PT, EdD, FAPTA - Columbia University, New York, United States

Ali Shalash, MD, PhD - Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Tan Siok-Bee, PhD, APN - Singapore General Hospital, Singapore

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to engage with therapists, nurse specialists, and general practitioners who would like the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in treating people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders. No specific prior experience in Parkinson’s Disease or movement disorders is required.


Members: Free

Non-Members: $50

*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 session.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to: 

  1. Describe the clinical presentation, medical and surgical management, of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  2. Summarize the rationale of rehabilitative approaches in people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  3. Identify the key areas of rehabilitation in people with Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
  4. Describe the reasoning behind designing and modifying a patient specific treatment plan
  5. Identify strategies for collaborating with physicians and other health professionals

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for: Nurses, Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Therapists

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 Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
  4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
  5. Adobe Reader to print certificate. 

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MDS Secretariat Liaison

Emily Santeler

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