Welcome to the MDS Virtual Professor Program webpage.
The Virtual Professor Program supports the virtual attendance of one or two international experts at an MDS outreach program, MDS live course or other program not sponsored by MDS in alignment with the MDS mission to provide quality educational programming in movement disorders internationally.
A list of qualified MDS designated speakers has been compiled by the MDS Education Committee on the following topics: Parkinson's disease, Atypical Parkinsonism, Dystonia, Botulinum Toxin, Surgical Treatment of MD, Ataxia, Myoclonus, Tics, Drug-induced MD, Psychogenic MD, Genetics and MD, Pediatrics and MD, Metabolic MD, and Basic Science.
Applicants may opt to utilize an MDS designated speaker or select a speaker of their choice. Sponsored speakers will then, with the support of the program organizer, develop materials relevant and comprehensible to participants and deliver these materials virtually using webinar software. The MDS Secretariat will coordinate the use of the webinar software with the speaker and host, and also provide training to ensure program success.
Applicants from MDS Lower-Income Eligible Countries
If you are applying to host a Virtual Professor Program in an MDS Lower-Income Eligible country you qualify for additional benefits. MDS will provide up to $500 USD of support towards technology needed to successfully complete the program in MDS Lower-Income Eligible Countries only. MDS will also provide Professors that present virtually in MDS Lower-Income Eligible Countries with an honorarium of $500 USD.
Virtual Professor Program Uses
The Virtual Professor Program can be utilized in conjunction with any outreach or live program or as a standalone program. Uses for the virtual program include but are not limited to:
- Grand Rounds
- Single or multiple lectures in locations that are difficult to travel to or have travel warnings
- Single or multiple lectures as a part of a larger international conference or course
- Programs or events where a speaker’s schedule or other time restraints may prevent physical attendance
- Single or multiple lectures in an underserved area without easy access to movement disorder educators
- Single or multiple lectures at a hospital, university or other location where specialized education on movement disorders is needed
To receive additional information about an MDS Outreach Program or to obtain an application please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.