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MDS-AS School for Young Neurologists

CME Credits:0Date:Dec 11, 2023 - Dec 13, 2023

Foundational / Beginner

Program Description

The MDS-African Section School for Young Neurologists is an opportunity for young neurologists who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders to receive in-depth instruction from internationally recognized Movement Disorders experts. Students will attend lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions, will have the opportunity to examine patients with movement disorders, and engage in a differential diagnosis with the international experts. Students will present their own case-study videos to small groups for discussion and critique and will be involved in group presentations and case discussions. Topics will focus on recognition and clinical evaluation of movement disorders, utilization of eye movements in the clinical assessment of movement disorders, genetics as well as management strategies for different movement disorders.


  • Basic/Translational Neuroscience
  • Biomarkers & Diagnostic Tools
  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Non-motor Symptoms/Disorders
  • Other Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological


Course Directors

Oluwadamilola Ojo, MBBS, FMCP, College of Medicine, University of Lagos & Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos, Nigeria

Nkechi Obianozie, MD, University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja, Nigeria


To be announced

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide young neurologists an introduction to movement disorders.

The MDS-Africa School for Young Neurologists is an application-based program.  Applicants accepted into the program will be notified and provided with additional information on how to register.  Registration fees are indicated below for those accepted into the program.

This course is intended for young neurologists within five years of their completion of general neurological training who are interested in specializing in movement disorders, and young neurologists who are already training in movement disorders. The audience will be members of the MDS African Section.

A working knowledge of English is required as well as working knowledge of the diagnosis and general management of various movement disorders.

Registration Fees:

Members: $25 USD

Non Members: $150 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. Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  2. Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorders cases
  3. Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  4. Present a movement disorders case history
  5. Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for Movement Disorders Fellows and Neurology Residents.

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Allie Stoffel

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