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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS-ES Tailored and Innovative Pump Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

CME Credits:0Date:Jun 02, 2023 - Jun 03, 2023

Experienced / Intermediate

Program Description

The MDS-ES Tailored and Innovative Pump Therapies for Parkinson’s Disease course will provide theoretical education and practical experience in the management of pump therapies for advanced Parkinson’s disease (Levodopa carbidopa intestinal gel and apomorphine). Additionally, the course will include innovations in the infusion therapies field e.g. Levodopa-Entacapone-Carbidopa Intestinal Gel and subcutaneous levodopa pumps. The course includes lectures on the development of the therapies, their experimental basis, effects and side effects, practical management, interactive workshops on patient selection and practical management, as well as a hands-on course on pump management.

By registering for this course, you agree to the statement provided in the section below labeled 'Assumption of Risk and Liability - COVID'.


  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological
  • Therapies-Surgical


Course Directors

Katarzyna Smilowska, MD, PhD - Department of Neurology, Silesian Center of Neurology, Katowice, Poland

Tove Henriksen, MD - Bispebjerg Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark


Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD - University of Padua, Padua, Italy

Marek Balaz, MD, PhD - St. Anne's University Hospital, Brno, Czech Republic
Bas Bloem, MD, PhD, FRCPE, Radboud University Medical Center, Nijmegen, Netherlands

K. Ray Chaudhuri, FRCP, DSc, FEAN - King's College, London, United Kingdom

Per Odin, MD, PhD - Lund University, Lund, Sweden

Miriam Parry - King's College Hospital NHS Trust, London, United Kingdom

Karolina Poplawska-Domaszewicz, MD, PhD - Department of Neurology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poznan, Poland

Anna Roszmann, PhD, MA, RN - Medical University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland

Matej Škorvánek, MD, PhD - University of P. J. Safarik, Košice, Slovakia

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide a theoretical education and practical experience in the management of pump therapies for advanced Parkinson’s disease.

Registration Fees

Members: $200 USD

No Fee Members: $150 USD

Non-Members: $250 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.

Registration Close Date: May 19, 2023

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:

1. Describe the theoretical evidence supporting CDS-based treatment
2. Define the criteria and process of selecting patients for pump therapies
3. Summarize the effects of pump therapies on motor, non-motor symptoms and quality of life based on new EAN/MDS-ES Guidelines
4. Demonstrate management of pump therapies including hands-on workshop on the pump management
5. Identify possible side effects and complications of advanced therapies, including management of these complications

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for movement disorders specialists, general neurologists, clinicians, fellows, residents, graduate students, nurses, and clinical nurse specialists.

Method of Participation

Participants must complete an evaluation for each session they attend to receive continuing medical education credit. Your chosen session(s) must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit for individual sessions is not available.

Staff Disclosure

MDS staff members involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $25 USD cancellation fee.  After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.

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Allie Oakley Stoffel

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