1st Peruvian Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Course

1st Peruvian Movement Disorders Course*
San Isidro, Lima, Peru – January 11-12, 2018

Course Co-Directors

Jonathan Eskenazi, MD, USA
Carlos Cosentino, MD, Peru

*Si desea ver la información en Español, por favor haga clic en el botón de idioma en la parte superior de la página y seleccione Español (Spanish).

Course Description

The 1st Peruvian Movement Disorders Course takes place in Lima, Peru, January 11-12, 2018.The 1st Peruvian Movement Disorders Course will take place in San Isidro, Lima, Peru on January 11-12, 2018.

The main goal of this course is to create awareness and education in the medical field about movement disorders. Professionals in the medical field frequently encounter patients with movement disorders. Now is the time to enhance movement disorders skills and be taught by an MDS international faculty of senior Movement Disorders specialists.

This course will discuss epidemiology, physiopathology, clinical manifestation, early and advance management, as well as future directions. This will be a highly interactive course with audience participation, question and answer time and patient videos on clinical cases.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, you should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Recognize the treatment of all movement disorders including Parkinsonian disorders, Huntington’s disease, dystonia, tremor, Tourette syndrome, chorea, athetosis, tardive dyskinesia/medication-related movement disorders, ballism, myoclonus, tics, spasticity, rigidity, restless legs syndrome, gait disorders, ataxia and other movement disorders.

  • Identify pathophysiology (biochemical, pharmacologic, genetic and physiologic mechanisms) of movement disorders.

  • Describe pharmacologic, surgical, physiotherapeutic and other treatment approaches to movement disorders.  This includes learning techniques in botulinum toxin injections and programming for deep brain stimulation.

  • Propose differential diagnosis and diagnostic testing available for movement disorders, including genetic testing.

Intended Physician Competency Change

(Attributes clinicians will gain/enhance due to participation in this activity)

  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interprofessional communication
Recommended Audience

This course is open to neurologists, internal medicine, general practitioners, psychologists, therapists and nurses residing in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru. This course is not intended for patients.

Language of the course: The course will be presented in Spanish with some talks presented in English.  No translation services will be available.

Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME)

This course will not provide CME.


Clínica Ricardo Palma
Av. Javier Prado Este 1066
San Isidro, Lima 27


MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please have them contact Allie Oakley, Education Coordinator, at education@movementdisorders.org

Travel Grants

MDS recognizes that some countries have limited access to Movement Disorder Education and may be restricted by resources. The travel grants are designed to address the needs of individuals in those countries. To that end, this course has a limited amount of travel grants for interested participants residing in specific countries of MDS-PAS

The grant amount provided will be based on application and need. The grant will be provided after confirmation of attending the course. Funds cannot be provided before attending the course. 

However, the travel grant can be applied toward your course registration fee. Please do not register for the course until you are notified about the results of your application. If part of your grant is applied toward registration, this amount will be deducted from the overall grant and the remainder of the grant will be provided to you after the course, via bank wire transfer.

Please submit an application to be considered for a travel grant.

Important Dates
  • November 30, 2017 - Travel Grant Application Deadline
  • Week of December 11, 2017 - Notifications sent (via e-mail)

For more information, contact:

MDS Education