Course Report: 1st Peruvian Movement Disorders Course

Lima, Peru - January 11-12, 2018

The 1st Peruvian Movement Disorders Course took place in Lima, Perú, January 11-12, 2018.The 1st Peruvian Movement Disorders Course took place in San Isidro, Lima, Peru on January 11-12, 2018. The main goal of this course was 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 discussed the epidemiology, physiopathology, clinical manifestation, early and advance management, as well as future directions in movement disorders. This was a highly interactive course with audience participation, question and answer and patient videos on clinical cases.

Target Audience

The course, which was presented in Spanish with some talks in English, had 110 attendees from the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, El Salvador, Peru and the United States. This course was open to neurologists, internal medicine, general practitioners, psychologists, therapists and nurses.

Course Learning Objectives
  • Patient care and procedural skills
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interprofessional communication
Participant Feedback

Upon conclusion of this course most participants indicated that they would improve the diagnosis and treatment of patients, including alternative options for treatment. The major strengths of this course were the quality and expertise of the speakers.

Course Directors and Faculty
Course Directors

Carlos Cosentino, MD, FAAN,
Head of Movement Disorders Unit,
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas,
Lima, Perú

Jonathan Eskenazi, MD,
Director of Neurology at Saint Vincent Medical Center,
Los Angeles, CA,
Director Instituto Neurológico Eskenazi,
Los Angeles, CA  USA

Faculty (16)

Camilo Contreras, MD
Servicio de Neurocirugía Vascular y Tumores
Departamento de Neurocirugía del Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara Irigoyen
Lima, Perú

Mario Cornejo-Olivas, MD
Chief of Neurogenetics Research Center
Instituto Nacional De Ciencias Neurológicas
Lima, Perú

Nilton Custodio, MD, MSc, FAAN
Chief of Neurology
Instituto Peruano de Neurociencias
Lima, Perú

Armin Delgado, MD
Laboratorio de Sueño
Clínica San Felipe
Lima, Perú

Jaime Eskenazi, MD, FAAN
Jefe del Servicio de Neurología
Clínica Ricardo Palma
Lima, Perú

Jessica Gonzalez, MD
Hospital Central FAP
Lima, Perú

Juan Carlos Lazo Velasquez, MD
Hospital Arzobispo Loayza
Lima, Perú

Pilar Mazzetti, MD
General Director
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas
Lima, Perú

Helard Miranda, MD
Clínica San Borja
Lima, Perú

Nicanor Mori, MD
Hospital Daniel Alcides Carrion
Lima, Perú

Pamela R. Muñoz Huerta, MD
Child Neurologist
Instituto Nacional de Salus Del Nino
Lima, Perú

José Martin Rabey, MD
Professor Emeritus
Assaf Harofeh Medical Center
Zerifin, Israel

Fredy J. Revilla, MD
GHS Neuroscience Associates
Greenville, SC, USA

Mayela Rodriguez Violante, MD, MSc
Instituto Nacional de Neurologia y Neurocirugia
Mexico City, Mexico

Richard Salazar Montero, MD
Jackson Hospital & Clinic
Montgomery, AL, USA

Elison Sarapura-Castro, MD
Neurogenetics Research Center
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurológicas
Lima, Perú



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