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Curriculum Track

MDS Curriculum Track: Phenomenology, Examination, and Classification of Tremor

Length:10.5 HoursCME Credits:0Release Date:Dec 14, 2021

Foundational / BeginnerCurriculum Track

Program Description

The MDS Curriculum Track, “Phenomenology, Examination and Classification of Tremor”, features 10.5 hours of content comprising 4 e-learning modules, 1 journal article, 1 task force report, 2 Fundamentals video lectures, 1 teaching video,1 blog post, and 1 scale presented by global experts. This curriculum provides foundational concepts of tremor, including how to accurately recognize, rate and classify different types of tremor, and how to examine a tremor patient.

Topics

  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders

Faculty

Features Courses, Lectures, and Resources by:

Interactive Module: Clinical Case Presentations: Tremor
Steven Frucht, MD - NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA

MDS Fundamentals Video Lecture: Tremor (other than PD)
Victor S.C. Fung, MBBS, PhD, FRACP - Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia

MDS Coffee Break CME: Tremor Module 1: Essential, Kinetic, Postural, and Rest Tremor
Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC - University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

MDS Coffee Break CME: Tremor Module 2: Cerebellar, Cortical, Dystonic, Holmes’, Orthostatic, and Primary Writing Tremor
Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

MDS Coffee Break CME: Tremor Module 3: FXTAS, Palatal, Peripheral Neuropathy Associated, Psychogenic, and Vocal Tremor
Janis M. Miyasaki, MD, MEd, FRCPC - University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

MDS Journal/Review Article: Consensus Statement on the Classification of Tremors
Kailash P. Bhatia, MD, DM, FRCP - Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom

Congress Teaching Video: Clinical Examination in Movement Disorders: Examination Tips in Tremor
John O’Sullivan, MBBS, MD - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital, Herston, Australia

Task Force Report: Scales for Screening and Evaluating Tremor
Rodger J. Elble, MD, PhD - Southern Illinois U. School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA

MDS Fundamentals Video Lecture: Classification and Approach to the Patient with Movement Disorders
Anthony E. Lang, OC, MD, FRCPC - Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada

MDS SIC Blog: Technological Advances for Tremor Assessment
Rodger J. Elble, MD, PhD - Southern Illinois U. School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA

QUEST: Development and Initial Validation Article and Scale
Alexander I. Tröster, PhD - Barrow Neurological Institute, Phoenix, AZ, USA

Content Edited By:
Brian Berman, MD - Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia, USA

Content Curated By:
Shweta Prasad, MBBS - National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences, Bangalore, India
Gabriela Figueiredo Pucci, MD - UNESP, Botucatu, Brazil
Deepal Shah-Zamora, MD - Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this program is to provide foundational concepts of tremor, including how to accurately recognize, rate and classify different types of tremor, and how to examine a tremor patient.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this curriculum track, participants will be able to:
1. Describe how to assess patients with tremor.
2. Recognize common presentations of different types of tremor.
3. Identify the different classification systems and rating scales for tremor.

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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Ericka Blackford

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