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MDS-ES Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Parkinson’s Disease, Atypical PD and Dystonia: Innovations and Challenges

CME Credits:0Date:Jun 10, 2022 - Jun 11, 2022

Experienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The MDS-ES Multidisciplinary Teamwork in Parkinson’s Disease, Atypical PD and Dystonia: Innovations and Challenges course will address the challenge of how to treat speech, gait, balance and saliva problems as well as how to avoid swallowing complications in patients with Movement Disorders. Despite advances in pharmacological and surgical approaches, the challenge at the late stages of Movement Disorders is attenuated by the possible occurrence of cognitive problems as well as fatigue that can impede the application of otherwise successful treatments. This course will address unanswered questions in clinical practice and unmet clinical needs in movement disorders for physio/physical therapists, speech therapists, and occupational therapists.


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


Course Directors

Ota Gál, PhD - Department of Neurology and Centre of Clinical Neuroscience, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital, Prague, Czech Republic

Ingrid Sturkenboom, PhD - Radboud University Medical Center, Ewijk, Netherlands

Elina Tripoliti, PhD - UCL, Institute of Neurology, Clinical Neurosciences, Queen Square, London, United Kingdom


Margherita Fabbri, MD, PhD - CHU Purpan, Toulouse University Hospital, Toulouse, France

Marialuisa Gandolfi, MD, PhD - Neuromotor and Cognitive Rehabilitation Research Centre (CRRNC), Department of Neurosciences, Biomedicine and Movement Sciences University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Francesca Morgante, MD, PhD - St. George's University of London, London, United Kingdom

Daniel Peterson, PhD - Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA

Angela Roberts, PhD - Western University, London, ON, Canada

Martin Srp, PhD - Department of Neurology and Centre of Clinical Neuroscience, First Faculty of Medicine, Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague - Prague, Czech Republic

Kazuto Tsukita, MD, PhD - Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to discuss innovations and challenges encountered within a multidisciplinary team when working with patients with Parkinson’s disease, atypical PD, and dystonia.

Registration Fees

Members: $15 USD

No Fee Members: $5 USD

Non-Members: $50 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 the session.

To view the full course schedule, please click 'PROCEED TO COURSE'

Interactive Sessions

Friday, June 10 - Saturday, June 11, 2022

15:00 – 20:15 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Question and Answer Sessions to take place following each lecture.

Parallel Panel Discussion OTs/SLTs/PTs to take place at the end of each day.

To see a detailed schedule, please click below:
22ESAHP_Course Schedule.pdf

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

1. Compare the evidence for non-pharmacological treatments for gait/ freezing/balance/ speech/swallowing and saliva difficulties for early and late stages of PD and dystonia

2. Consider the impact of fatigue on the success of therapy treatments

3. Associate gait/speech/swallowing and balance treatments with the cognitive challenges  

4. Consider the impact of caregivers’ burden on the care of patients and the overall success of therapies

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for physio/physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and pyschologists.

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.

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Allie Oakley

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