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MDS-PAS Movement Disorders for Basic Scientists: From the Clinic to the Lab

CME Credits:0Date:Dec 08, 2021

Foundational / Beginner

Program Description

This course will provide opportunities for basic scientists to recognize unanswered questions in movement disorders and to discuss approaches to discovering the answers with clinician-scientists. The course will also provide basic science trainees with information to pursue clinically relevant research questions and aspiring clinician-scientists with exposure to role models in the MDS-PAS...


Course Director

Lorraine Kalia, MD, PhD - Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto - Toronto, ON, Canada



Mario Cornejo-Olivas, MD - Instituto Nacional De Ciencias Neurologicas - Lima, Peru
Sheng-Han Kuo, MD - Columbia University - New York, NY, USA
Puneet Opal, MD, PhD - Northwestern University - Chicago, IL, USA
Sonja Scholz, MD, PhD - National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke - Bethesda, MD, USA

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this course is to introduce basic scientists to clinical aspects of movement disorders and to define major unmet needs in diagnostics or therapeutics from the perspective of clinicians.

The faculty consists of clinician-scientists who care for patients with movement disorders in the clinic and pursue lab-based research using molecular biology methods and experimental models to advance our understanding of these diseases.


Registration Fees
Members: $0
Non-Members: $50 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 session.

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


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:

  1. Define the clinical features of essential tremor, Parkinson’s disease, atypical parkinsonism, Huntington’s disease, and hereditary cerebellar ataxia
  2. Identify important unmet needs in diagnostics and therapeutics for movement disorders
  3. Apply basic science approaches, including molecular biology methods and experimental models, to advance our understanding of movement disorders to address the major unmet needs

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for Basic Science Researchers, Translational Researchers, Movement Disorder Specialists, Movement DIsorders Fellows, Neurologist Residents, Medical Students, Graduate Students, and Post-doctorate Fellows.

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 Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Safari 5.0 or higher and Firefox 29.0 or higher
  4. Adobe Flash Player 12.0 (or higher)
  5. Adobe Reader to print certificate

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