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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 for 2019-2021 (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
Houyam Tibar
Carolyn Sue

Ad Hoc Members

Ron Postuma
Tiago Cardoso Vale
Ali Shalash
Matej Skorvanek
Piu B. Chan
Ai Huey Tan  

Subcommittees of the Education Committee

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

Ai Huey Tan, Chair
Camilla Aquino, Co-Chair
Brandon Barton
Clecio Godeiro Jr.
Xiomara Garcia
Sebastian Schade
Kasia Smilowska
Iva Stankovic
Ota Gál
Ryan Davis
Woong Woo Lee
Gerard Saranza
Amaal Aldakheel
Vikram Holla
Oluwadamilola Ojo
Marcelle Smith

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