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MDS-ES Winter School for Young Neurologists

Location:Medica Faculty, P. J. Safarik University, KosiceCME Credits:0Date:Apr 18, 2024 - Apr 20, 2024

Foundational / Beginner

Program Description

This course is intended for young neurologists within five years of their completion of general neurological training who are interested in specializing in movement disorders, and young neurologists who are already training in movement disorders. 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.


  • Biomarkers & Diagnostic Tools
  • Genetics
  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Other Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological
  • Therapies-Surgical


Course Director

Matej Skorvanek, MD, PhD - P. J. Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia


Bettina Balint, MD - University Hospital Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland
Kailash Bhatia, MD, DM, FRCP -  Institute of Neurology, London, United Kingdom

Giovanna Calandra Buonaura, MD, PhD - University of Bologna, Bologna, Italy

Roberto Erro, MD, PhD - University of Salerno, Salerno, Italy

Vladimir Han, MD, PhD - Safarik University, Kosice, Slovakia

Robert Jech, MD, PhD - Charles University Prague, Prague, Czech Republic

Zuzana Kosutzka, MD, PhD - Commenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Michal Minár, MD, PhD - Commenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia

Elena Moro, MD, PhD - Grenoble University, Grenoble, France

Jan Necpal, MD - Zvolen Hospital, Zvolen, Slovakia

Irena Rektorova, MD, PhD - Irena Rektorova, Brno, Czechia

Evzen Ruzicka, MD, PhD - Charles University, Prague, Czechia

Michele Tinazzi, MD, PhD - University of Verona, Verona, Italy

Marie Vidailhet, MD, PhD - Salpetriere Hospital, Paris, France

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to give young neurologists who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders an opportunity to receive in-depth instruction from internationally-recognized Movement Disorders experts. Students will attend large lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions and will have the opportunity to examine patients with movement disorders and engage in differential diagnosis with the international experts.

Students will present their own case-study videos to small groups for discussion and critique and will be involved in group presentations and case discussions. Topics will focus on parkinsonism, hyperkinetic disorders and complex issues in movement disorders. There are several portions of small group work: clinical rounds for patient interaction and presentation of video case studies, and focused workshop sessions. This enables the students to receive customized critique of current skills and highly engaged instruction.

The school offers a variety of educational formats to accommodate multiple learning styles and to complement the content being presented. Large lectures are punctuated with designated question and answer periods to ensure the delivery of the content is effective and learners are able to acquire the intended knowledge. There is a low student to faculty ratio to facilitate additional interaction and mentorship.

Registration Fees

Members: $250 USD

Nonmembers: $300 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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

  1. Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  2. Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorders cases
  3. Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  4. Present a movement disorders case history
  5. Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for Movement Disorders Fellows and Neurology Residents.

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Heather Vitale

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