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MDS-AS African Multicenter Movement Disorders Grand Rounds - Series

CME Credits:0Date:Feb 24, 2022 - Dec 08, 2022

Foundational / BeginnerExperienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The MDS-AS African Multicenter Movement Disorders Grand Rounds course consists of 5-independent topics organized throughout the year in collaboration with multiple centers from the African Section including: Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt) Stellenbosch University (Capetown, South Africa) and Tunis El Manar University (Tunis, Tunisia). Each 2-hour session covers a focused lecture topic by a special guest lecturer followed by an interactive Grand Round in which regionally specific movement disorder cases from different centers within the African Section are presented for expert discussion...


  • Etiology & Pathophysiology
  • Other Movement Disorders


Course Directors
Ali Shalash, MD, PhD - Ain Shams University, Cairo Egypt
Jonathan Carr, MBChB, PhD - Tygerberg Hospital, Tygerberg, South Africa
Samia Ben Sassi, MD - Mongi Ben Hmida National Institute of Neurology, Institut National de Neurologie, Tunis, Tunisia

Eman Hamid, MD, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt

Session 1: Francisco Cardoso, MD, PhD, FAAN - Federal University of Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

Session 2: Jose Luiz Pedroso, MD, PhD - Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Session 3: Bettina Balint, MD - Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience, Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom

Session 4: TBA 

Session 5: TBA

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide education in the field of movement disorders and a live forum for African participants to discuss regionally-specific movement disorder cases on related course topics. This course is comprised of 5 independent sessions with topics focused on: infection related movement disorders, Ataxia, Autoimmune movement disorders, Functional Movement Disorders and Paroxysmal Movement Disorders and its mimics.


Registration Fees:

Member: $15 USD

Non-Member: $50 USD

No-Fee Member: $0 USD

Registration is for the entire series. Participants can register throughout the series and access past sessions on-demand.

*Non-members from the MDS-African Section can apply for a FREE No-Fee membership with MDS and register for this course at no cost. Must apply for membership no later than 2 weeks in advance of the session.

Interactive Sessions

Thursday, February 24, 2022 - Thursday, December 8, 2022

This course consists of 5 independent sessions, each 2-hour session will feature a focused lecture from a special guest lecturer followed by an interactive Grand Round with cases presented for expert discussion.


To view a detailed schedule, please see the following: Preliminary Course Program_22AFRMULTI.pdf.

Session 1: Infection Related Movement Disorders 
Thursday, February 24, 2022; 16:00 – 18:00 EET

Guest Lecturer: Francisco Cardoso


Session 2: Approach to Ataxia
Thursday, May 12, 2022; 16:00 – 18:00 EET

Guest Lecturer: Jose Luiz Pedroso

Session 3: Autoimmune Movement Disorders 
Thursday, August 4, 2022; 16:00 – 18:00 EET

Guest Lecturer: Bettina Balint

Session 4: Functional Movement Disorders 
Thursday, October 13, 2022; 16:00 – 18:00 EET

Session 5: Paroxysmal Movement Disorders and its mimics
Thursday, December 8, 2022; 16:00 – 18:00 EET


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

  1. Summarize basic knowledge on fundamental movement disorder topics.
  2. Implement clinical skills, including history taking and examining patients through cases discussion.
  3. Identify the different types and phenomenology of movement disorders cases.
  4. Evaluate varied examination approaches to movement disorders cases.
  5. Foster collaborative networks with African centers, senior experts, and peers through shared experiences, learning and case discussions.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for movement disorder specialists, general neurologists, primary care physicians, clinical fellows, and neurology residents who are interested in specializing in movement disorders.

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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