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MDS-PAS 6th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

CME Credits:0Date:Nov 06, 2021

Foundational / Beginner

Program Description

Led by internationally recognized movement disorder experts, the sixth annual MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents will be held virtually and offer broad education on movement disorders, the latest research, patient examinations, discussion on potential career paths in the field, and a participant video case competition.


  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders


Course Directors
Oscar S. Gershanik, MD; Institute of Neuroscience; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Tanya Simuni, MD, FAAN; Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, IL, USA

Jennifer Adrissi, MD; Northwestern University McGaw Medical Center; Chicago, IL, USA
Danny Bega, MD; Northwestern University; Chicago, IL, USA
Jennifer R. L. Friedman, MD; University of California San Diego; San Diego, CA, USA
Steven J. Frucht, MD; NYU Langone; New York, NY, USA
Jennifer G. Goldman, MD, MS; Shirley Ryan Abilitylab; Chicago, IL, USA
Kathrin LaFaver, MD; Northwestern University; Chicago, IL, USA
Tiago A. Mestre, MD, MSc; University of Ottawa; Ottawa, ON, Canada
Maria Cecilia Peralta, MD; CEMIC University Hospital; Buenos Aires, Argentina
Nicolás M. Phielipp, MD; University of California Irvine; Irvine, CA, USA
Helio A. G. Teive, MD, PhD; Federal University of Parana; Curitiba, Brazil
Natalie Witek, MD, MS; Rush University Medical Center; Chicago, IL, USA

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on Parkinson's disease, Function, and Structure of Basal Ganglia, Motor features in early and advanced Parkinson’s disease, Non-motor features in Parkinson’s disease, Botulinum toxin: Science and practical application, Deep brain stimulation: Science and practical application, health care disparities and more.

A highlight of the course is the patient clinical rounds where experts examine patients with different types of movement disorders.

In addition, students are encouraged to submit their own patient case presentation, prior to the course, to be considered for the video case competition. This session will provide an opportunity for students to hear how the panel of experts evaluate cases.

To learn more about the video case competition, please CLICK HERE
This course is FREE for those that are accepted.

To view the course schedule please 'PROCEED TO COURSE'.

Interactive Sessions

The virtual course will feature eight on-demand lectures (released two weeks prior to the course), six live case-based lectures, patient clinical rounds, a panel discussion with experts about a career in movement disorders, and a participant video case competition.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
1. Identify a patient with a movement disorder
2. Recognize a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorders case
3. Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
4. Summarize a movement disorders case history
5. Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for
• First to fourth-year general neurology residents who are undecided on a sub-specialty
• Fourth-year medical students
• Nurse practitioners and other health care professional trainees interested in learning about movement disorders
• Those who reside within the MDS-Pan American Section that includes USA, Canada, Mexico, Central/South America and the Caribbean


Ineligibility criteria - Do not apply if you:
Reside outside of the MDS-Pan American region, which includes the USA, Canada, Mexico, Central/South American, and the  Caribbean


Sponsor Information

This program is made possible with support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation.

Supporter Statement

This program is made possible with support from The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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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