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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS-AS Fundamentals of Movement Disorders in French & English

CME Credits:0Date:Oct 20, 2023

Foundational / BeginnerExperienced / Intermediate

Program Description

This MDS-Africa online course aims to support doctors in improving their skills at diagnosing and managing movement disorders, through in-depth instruction from internationally recognized movement disorders experts. This course will take place over two days – one dedicated to French language instruction, the other exclusively in English.


Register below for the exclusively ENGLISH program on Friday, October 20, 2023.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Other
  • Therapies-Pharmacological
  • Therapies-Surgical


Course Director

Samia Ben Sassi, MD - Mongi Ben Hmida National Institute of Neurology, Tunis, Tunisia

Maouly Fall, MD - Centre Hospitalier National de Pikine, Dakar, Senegal


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

Caroline Moreau, MD, PhD - Roger Salengro Hospital, Lille, France - Lille, France

Chahrazed Boukadir, MD - BenAknoun Univeristy Hospital - Algiers, Algeria

Ferzana Amod, MD - Inkosi Albert Luthuli Central Hospital - Durban, South Africa

Jean Philippe Azulay, MD, PhD - La Timone Hospital, Marseille, France - Marseille, France

Jean-Christophe Corvol, MD, PhD - Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière - Paris, France

Ronald Postuma, MD, PhD - McGill University, Montreal - Montreal, Canada

Wassilios Meissner, MD, PhD - Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, University Hospital - Bordeaux, France

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to support doctors in improving their skills diagnosing and managing movement disorders in clinical practice.

Participants will attend didactic lectures as well as panel discussions with question-and-answer sessions and video cases presentations. Topics will focus on the most frequent hypo- and hyperkinetic movement disorders as well as

patient management issues. This course is intended for French and English speaking general practitioners,

general neurologists and neurology residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

  1. Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  2. Recognize straightforward movement disorder cases
  3. Propose a differential diagnosis on movement disorders patients
  4. Discuss management strategies in movement disorders

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for General Neurologists, Primary Care Clinicians, Clinical Fellows and Neurology Residents. 

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.

Contact Us

MDS Education

MDS Secretariat Liaison

Eric Johnson II

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