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MDS Curriculum Tracks & Guided Learning

As part of the newly enhanced Education Roadmap, MDS is pleased to announce curriculum tracks. These tracks comprise set of education courses and educational resources with a specific beginning and end to facilitate learning of a particular movement disorders topic. Curriculum tracks are organized by stages of learning that include foundational, intermediate and advanced content to guide learners across the spectrum of content levels.

Additional topics will be available soon.

Dystonia Curriculum Tracks


Introduction to Dystonia

The MDS Curriculum Track “Introduction to Dystonia”  features 10 hours of content comprising 2 e-learning modules, 2 presentations, 6 videos, and 2 journal articles presented by global experts. This curriculum provides foundational content that provides the learner concepts of dystonia, tools to conduct assessments, and an overview of treatment options.

Content Curated By: Susanne Schneider
Content Edited By: Brian Berman, Brandon Barton



Treatment of Dystonia

This intermediate level curriculum for experienced learners features concepts on dystonia covering a wide range of therapeutic approaches for the disorder. Upon completion of this track, you will have a more in-depth understanding of concepts covering the current treatment options available for dystonia including non-pharmacological and rehabilitative, pharmacologic, and surgical interventions.

Content Curated By: Amal Abu Libdeh, Amanda Persaud, Mariana H.G.Monje, Chauncey Spears, Molly Cincotta, Sandy Cartella

Content Edited By: Brian Berman



Pathophysiology of Dystonia

This advanced level curriculum for expert learners features the latest concepts on the pathophysiological basis of dystonia. Upon conclusion of this curriculum track learners will be able to describe the variety of etiological factors of idiopathic, genetic, and acquired causes of dystonia. Additionally, you will gain an appreciation of the anatomical and physiological abnormalities in dystonia that have led to its conception as a network disorder.

Content Curated By: Abhimanyu Mahajan, Fabiana Colucci, Gabriela Figueiredo Pucci, Panagiotis Kassavetis, Mehri Salari, Anca Badoiu

Content Edited By: Brian Berman



Ask the Experts

As part of the enhanced version of the Education Roadmap, includes “Ask the Expert.” As an enrolled learner you can submit questions to the below members of the Dystonia Study Group:

Alberto Albanese, MD
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
Milan, Italy

Hyder Jinnah, MD, PhD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Mark Hallett, MD
President, International Foundation of Clinical Neurophysiology
Bethesda, Maryland, USA

Joseph Jankovic, MD
Baylor University College of Medicine
Houston, Texas, USA


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