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Past President Lecture Series

MDS Presidential Perspective: Noticing Abnormal Movements and Listening With Intent: Charcot's Parrot - Presented by Prof. Andrew Lees

Length:45 MinutesCME Credits:1Release Date:Nov 04, 2020

Experienced / IntermediateExpert / AdvancedPast President Lecture Series

Program Description

The MDS Presidential Perspective: Noticing Abnormal Movements and Listening With Intent: Charcot's Parrot - Presented by Prof. Andrew Lees webinar will share a reminder that although careful inspection is important for the accurate classification of abnormal movement disorders, instant neurological diagnosis is not advisable and can lead to errors of commission and omission.


Andrew Lees, MD, FRCP, FMedSci

Course Purpose

The primary purpose of this webinar is to provide information on the accurate classification of abnormal movement disorders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity learners will be able to:
1. Diagnose abnormal movement disorders
2. Appreciate the limitations of video quiz shows
3. Listen more attentively
4. Appreciate the importance of abductive reasoning

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for doctors who see patients with abnormal movement disorders.

Accreditation Credit

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Method of Participation

The course must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit is not available. If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed in the Accreditation Statement, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your board requirement.

Faculty Disclosure


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.

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.


All individuals in control of content for this course are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME.

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