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MDS-ES School for Clinical Neurophysiology

Location:University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen,CME Credits:0Date:Mar 30, 2023 - Apr 01, 2023

Experienced / Intermediate

Program Description

Clinical neurophysiology is a fundamental tool to complement clinical examination of people with common and rare hyperkinetic movement disorders, which often helps to categorize the involuntary movements and reach an etiological diagnosis...


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Other Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological


Course Directors

Marina de Koning-Tijssen - University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands

Francesca Morgante - St. Georges University Hospital, London, United Kingdom

Martje van Egmond - University Medical Center Groningen, Groningen, Netherlands


To Be Announced

Course Purpose

The MDS-ES School for Clinical Neurophysiology is an opportunity for young neurologists who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders and movement disorder specialist early in their career to learn about the role of clinical neurophysiology in clinical practice from experts who routinely employ it to reach a diagnosis and optimize treatment. The course will include:

  1. Lectures on the basics of electrophysiological techniques and their application in people with jerky movements, tremor and dystonia.
  2. Live sessions with patients to demonstrate assessment and how to plan electrophysiological testing
  3. Hands-on sessions on neurophysiological techniques applied in patients with hyperkinetic movement disorders.
  4. Workshops on back-averaging, trend analysis and coherence analysis

Participants will have the opportunity to work in small groups and learn how to plan and interpret electrophysiological testing. They will have access to experts in clinical neurophysiology applied to Movement Disorders who will train them on how to employ these techniques in clinical practice to improve diagnosis and treatment. 

This course is intended for movement disorder specialist early in their career. The audience will be members of the MDS-European Section with a particular focus on supporting young neurologists from Eastern Europe.

A working knowledge of English is required as well as working knowledge of the diagnosis and general

management of various movement disorders. 

Bursaries are available through the application process.

Registration Fees

Members: $300 USD

No Fee Members: $250 USD

Junior Members: $250 USD

Non-Members: $350 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 close of registration. 

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to: 

  1. Define the indications of clinical electrophysiological testing in isolated and combined movement disorders
  2. Plan basic and advanced electrophysiological testing in patients with hyperkinetic movement disorders and interpret the results
  3. Intervene with clinical neurophysiology to optimize treatment with botulinum toxin

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for Movement Disorder Specialists, General Neurologists, Clinical Fellows, Movement Disorder Fellows and Neurology Residents. 

MDS Secretariat Liaison

Kate Rudolph

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