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MDS Curriculum Track: Introduction to Dystonia

Length:10 HoursCME Credits:0Release Date:May 18, 2021

Foundational / Beginner

Program Description

The MDS Curriculum Track “Introduction to Dystonia”  features 10 hours of content comprising 2 e-learning modules, 2 presentations, 6 videos, and 2 journal articles presented by global experts. This curriculum provides foundational content that provides the learner concepts of dystonia, tools to conduct assessments, and an overview of treatment options.


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Features Courses, Lectures, and Resources by: 

Anthony E. Lang, OC, MD, FRCPC - Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Marie Vidailhet, MD, PhD - Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France
Alberto Albanese, MD - Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rozzano MI, Italy
Cynthia Comella, MD, FAAN, FASM, FANA - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Samer D. Tabbal, MD - American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon
Christos Ganos, MD - Charite University Medicine, Berlin, Germany
Eduardo Tolosa, MD - Servicio Neurologia, Barcelona, Spain

Curriculum Track Curated By: Susanne A. Schneider, MD, PhD - University Hospital Munich, Munich, Germany

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this program is to provide foundational content that provides the learner concepts of dystonia, tools to conduct assessments and an overview of treatment options.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this curriculum track, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe how to assess patients with dystonia
  2. Recognize common presentations of different types of dystonia
  3. List ways to manage dystonia with pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments including surgical interventions

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for students, residents, neurologists, neurosurgeons, specialist nurses, and health professionals.

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 Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.
4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher).
5. Adobe Reader to print certificate.
6. Allow ActiveX controls to run on your computer: If the yellow strip appears on the top of your web browser while running the Webcast, right click on it and select Allow blocked contents to run.
7. Turn the Pop-up blocker off: On the Tools menu, point to Pop-up Blocker, and then click Turn Off Pop-up Blocker

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