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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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Education Committee


Pramod Pal

Francesca Morgante


MDS Staff Liaison: Annette Schott

Education Committee Purpose

To build a continuous, free-standing, education program to support physicians and other healthcare professionals around the world in their treatment of patients living with movement disorders; guide the International Executive Committee (IEC) in activities related to educating the professional and lay public on various aspects of movement disorders; and develop educational programs and enduring materials on movement disorders.

Committee’s mandate priorities (Source: Education Committee Strategic Plan):

  • Develop and deliver educational programming that reflects the needs of young neurologists and trainees, movement disorder specialists, basic scientists, general practitioners, allied health professionals and industry professionals.
  • Develop and deliver programming for rare movement disorders
  • Promote education in underserved countries
  • Engage the Young Member’s Group in educational activities
  • Develop educational resources for patients with movement disorders and their caregivers
  • Enhance collaboration with national and regional societies or organizations promoting movement disorder education.
  • Develop opportunity for MDS members to provide input on their educational needs.
  • Explore new learning formats

Committee Members

Zakiyah Aldaajani
Veronica A. Bruno
Shilpa Chitnis
Roberto Cilia
Miguel Coelho
Clynton Correa
Jean-Christophe Corvol
Cristian Falup-Pecurariu
Jong-Min Kim
Hrishikesh Kumar
Jinghong Ma
Abhimanyu Mahajan
Eiko N. Minakawa
Wael Mohamed
Nkechi A. Obianozie
Roopa Rajan
Michael Samuel
Sara Schaefer
Susanne Schneider
Carolyn Sue
Houyam Tibar

Ad Hoc Members

Iva Stankovic
Arlene Ng
Ademola Oremosu
Sarah Pirio-Richardson

Subcommittees of the Education Committee

Web-based Learning 
(MDS Staff Liasion: Ericka Blackford)

Camilla Aquino, Chair
Vikram Holla, Co-Chair

Iva Stankovic
Ota Gal
Xiomara Garcia
Gerard Saranza
Marcelle Smith
Clecio Godeiro Jr.
Amal Aldakheel
Ali Abusrair
Vanessa Carvalho
Walaa Elsayed
Adrian Kakooza
Michele Matarazzo
Diana Olszewska
Elizabeth Slow
Junghwan Shin
Rajeev Ojha

Curriculum Development Sub-Committee
(MDS Staff Liaison: Nick Bauman)

Ryan Davis, Chair
Iva Stankovic, Co-Chair
Brandon Barton, Advisor
Brian Berman, Advisor
Ron Postuma, Advisor

Louis Tan, Advisor
Jean-Christophe Corvol
Conor Fearon
Priya Jagota
Hanan Khalil
Abhimanyu Mahajan
Daniel Martinez-Ramirez
Elie Matar
Diana Olszewska
Miriam Ostrozovicova
Ming-Kai Pan
Nomena Rasaholiarison
Laura Scorr
Yared Zenebe
Jennifer Zitser Koren

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