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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS-AS Movement Disorders in the Clinic: A Case-Based Approach to Decision Making

Location:Protea Hotel Stellenbosch Techno Park Marriott, Cape TownCME Credits:0Date:May 03, 2023 - May 04, 2023

Foundational / BeginnerExperienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The course will run over two days, May 3 - 4, 2023 in Cape Town, South Africa, before and linking to the national annual neurology congress of the South African Neurology Society (NASA). Themes will include Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism, Tremor disorders and Dystonia.


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


Course Director

Riaan Van Coller, PhD - University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa


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

Andres Deik, MD, MSEd, FAAN - University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania, United States

Ferzana Amod, MBBChNeurol - University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa

Johnathan Carr, MBChB, PhD - Stellenbosch University, Cape Town, South Africa

K. Ray Chaudhuri, MD, FRCP, DSc - King’s College, London, United Kingdom

Linette van Niekerk, MD - Life Groenkloof Hospital, Pretoria, South Africa

Louis Vlok, MD - Private Practice, Cape Town, South Africa

Marcell Smith, MBChB(stell), FCNeurol(SA), MMEDNEUROL (WITS) - University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

Fiorella Contarino, MD, PhD - Leiden University Medical Center and Haga Teaching Hospital, The Hague, Netherlands

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide course topics that will be illustrated with a detailed real-world case, discussing analysis and treatment options faced in the clinic. All cases will be approached in the context of a local setting, keeping available resources in mind but including new developments and research.

Audience participation will be encouraged live in the lectures and with online polling. Two sessions will be dedicated to cases send in by course participants and discussed by the participants and faculty panel. 

Registration Fees

No Fee/ Junior Members: $25 USD

No Fee / Junior Members [1 Day Only]: $12.50 USD

Non Members: $50 USD

Non Members [1 Day Only]: $25 USD

*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. Manage a patient with early onset Parkinson’s disease – deciding on early and late treatment options.
  2. Plan treatment for a patient with advanced Parkinson’s disease. Managing controversies like deciding on when to refer for device aided therapies and treating motor and non-motor complications.
  3. Manage a patient with poor levodopa response.
  4. Plan diagnostic testing and management of a patient with dystonia.
  5. Manage a patient with tremor from finding a diagnosis to treatment options in clinic.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for Movement Disorder Specialists, General Neurologists, Primary Care Physicians, Fellows, Residents, Students, and Allied Health Professionals..

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Annette Schott

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