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MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

CME Credits:0Date:Oct 01, 2022 - Oct 02, 2022

Foundational / Beginner

Program Description

Led by internationally recognized movement disorder experts, the Seventh Annual International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents offers a broad education on movement disorders, the latest research and potential career paths in the field. The goal of the course is to provide in-depth education on movement disorders and encourage neurology residents to consider specializing in the field.


Esteemed guest, Dr. Stanley Fahn, will share his inspirational story on his half century career devoted to movement disorders, including a perspective on how the field has developed, why movement disorders offers a wonderful career trajectory, and what he thinks the next half century will bring. Participants will have a chance to ask Dr. Fahn questions in open forum...


By applying for this course, you agree to the statement provided in the section below labeled 'MUST READ: COVID-19 Disclosure Statement'.


  • Etiology & Pathophysiology
  • Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
  • Other Movement Disorders
  • Parkinson Disease/Hypokinetic Movement Disorders
  • Therapies-Pharmacological
  • Therapies-Surgical


Course Directors

Steven J. Frucht, MD; NYU Langone; New York, NY, USA

Erika Driver-Dunckley, MD; Mayo Clinic; Scottsdale, AZ, USA



To be announced

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on Parkinson's disease, hyperkinetic disorders, atypical parkinsonism (multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD)), ataxia, dystonia, botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation (DBS), unusual movements and functional movement disorders.


Led by internationally recognized movement disorder experts, the program provides:
- Didactic lectures and panel discussions with interactive question-and-answer sessions 
- Review of case studies and engage in a differential diagnosis exercise with the international experts
- Small group live patient consultation rounds with the experts (a highlight of the course)
- Meet the experts as they share how they became movement disorders specialists 
- An opportunity for participants to submit patient video case presentation for a video competition (cases are submitted prior to the course)


Participants will also have access to additional MDS online lectures, within the MDS Education Roadmap on: basal ganglia physiology, serving under-represented communities, Lewy body dementia, psychiatric and sleep disturbances in Parkinson’s disease.


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


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

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:

General neurology residents (first-year interns, second-year and third-year) who are undecided in a sub-specialty and would like to learn about movement disorders. 

Application Requirements
Only those residing in the Pan American Section of MDS can apply, with prioritization on the United States and Canada. Application site closes September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm US Central Time. 

*Individuals who previously attended this course in-person (2016-2019) are ineligible. 



Accepted participants residing in the United States or Canada will receive complimentary registration, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the course. 

Participants selected outside this geographic area are responsible for $100 registration fee, airfare/hotel accommodations and additional expenses. A limited number of travel grants are available to those residing in Latin America. 

Sponsor Information

Supporter Statement

This program is made possible with support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation.

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