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MDS-AS African Multicenter Movement Disorders Grand Rounds - Series

CME Credits:0Date:May 11, 2023 - Nov 02, 2023

Foundational / BeginnerExperienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The MDS-AS African Multicenter Movement Disorder Grand Rounds aims 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 session topics. 


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Other Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological


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


To Be Announced

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 3 independent sessions with topics focused on: Movement Disorders in systemic disorders, botulinum tox in Movement Disorders, Differentiating Parkinson disease from atypical parkinsonism and other mimics. 

This course consists of 3-independent sessions organized throughout the year in collaboration by multiple centers across the African region including: Department of Neurology – Ain Shams University (Cairo, Egypt), Stellenbosch University (Capetown, South Africa) and Mongi Ben Hamida National Institute of Neurology – Tunis El Manar University (Tunis, Tunisia). This course covers fundamental movement disorder topics taught by internationally renowned movement disorder experts.

Each session is two hours long and features a focused lecture presented by the guest lecturer followed by a live Question & Answer Session and a 60-minute Interactive Grand Round Session with cases presented for expert discussion with the guest lecturer and participants. Cases from the organizing centers and participants will be featured. Case presenters may elect to incorporate live poling into their presentations for added interactivity. 

Enrolled learners will also have the opportunity to submit questions/cases to faculty for expert commentary via the Ask the Expert Feature for up to 1 week after the live session. The submitted questions and faculty reply will be posted to a private course discussion board for all participant viewing. This is the fourth year of this course.



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.

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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MDS Education

MDS Secretariat Liaison

Eric Johnson II

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