4th Annual MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

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Support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation and
The Michael J. Fox Foundation makes this program possible.

While our generous sponsors make our educational offerings possible, their support
does not influence content, perspective or panelist selection.

Course Co-Directors

Richard B. Dewey, Jr., MD – UT Southwestern Medical Center, Director, Clinical Center for Movement Disorders, Dallas, TX, USA
Steven J. Frucht, MD – NYU Langone Health, Director, Division of Parkinson's and Movement Disorders, New York, NY, USA

Course Description

The 4th Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents takes place in Dallas, TX, March 2-3, 2019.The 4th Annual International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents offers broad education on movement disorders, the latest research and potential career paths in the field.

Led by internationally recognized movement disorder experts, the program provides lectures, panel discussions, patient examinations and video case studies.

Course topics include Parkinson's disease, ataxia, hyperkinetic disorders, sleep in movement disorders, pediatric movement disorders and surgical approaches to movement disorders.

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition – Saturday, March 2, 2019

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition.
Participants are encouraged to submit their own patient video case presentations prior to the course to be considered for the video case competition. Submission is optional. but attendance at the video dinner is mandatory.

The goal of this session is for participants who submit a case to present and for all attendees to view a variety of interesting, often rare, patient cases and to watch how a panel of senior experts approach challenging cases. Only accepted applicants will be provided with a link to submit their PowerPoint/Video for the competition.

Although the main aim of this exercise is educational, we have applied to MDS for a grant to enable the author of the top presentation to receive a complimentary registration to attend the MDS International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, to be held September 22-27, in Nice, France or the 3rd Pan American Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress, to be held in Miami, FL, USA, February 14-16, 2020. 

Video Case Submission Format Requirements:
You must follow these guidelines for submission.

  1. Cases must have a known diagnosis that is explained at the end of the presentation.
  2. Presentations should be no more than 10 minutes in length.
  3. Slides must include:
  • Introduction slide: For reviewers only; include statement of why the case is unique or of interest and known diagnosis
  • Title slide: Case title (do not use the diagnosis in the title of the case), your full name and name of institution, city, state and country
  • Patient History/brief case summary: two slides maximum
  • Video clip: up to three minutes in duration
  • Expert panel discussion of:
    • Phenomenology
    • Differential diagnosis
    • Investigations
  • Known diagnosis and relevant review of the condition: three slides maximum


Review Process
The course director(s) will review submitted cases and select which will be presented on Saturday night at the video dinner. Participants who submit a case will be notified by email February 25, 2019 whether their case will be presented.

All course participants and faculty will vote for the best presentation. The winner will be announced on the final day of the course.

Patient Consent
The author(s) of the Presentation hereby represents and confirms that he/she has obtained the written consent of any and all patient(s) featured or who are otherwise identifiable or used in the Presentation to such feature, identification or other use therein and that said consent fully complies with all applicable legal requirements relating to the use of said such patient identifiable material, including, without limitation, if applicable, the specific requirements of the United States Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA")…

Important Dates to Note:

  • February 20, 2019: Deadline for patient video case submission
  • February 25, 2019: Notification status emailed
  • March 2, 2019: Presenters meet with course directors to review case
  • March 2, 2019: Cases presented at the video dinner to all course attendees and a Panel of Experts who will compete to make a correct diagnosis

    No late submissions will be accepted
Learning Objectives
  • Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  • Present a movement disorder case history
  • Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan 
  • Make a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorder cases
  • Propose a differential diagnosis on complex movement disorder cases

Recommended Audience
  • This course is intended for first, second and third-year general neurology residents who are undecided on a sub-specialty and interested in learning about movement disorders.
  • Residents in their fourth year may apply, with the awareness that first- to third-year residents will have priority.
  • Only those residing in the MDS Pan American Section, with an emphasis on the United States and Canada, may apply.*

Ineligibility criteria - Do not apply if you:

  • Have already attended the Movement Disorders Residents School in 2016, 2017 or 2018
  • Have not started a general neurology training program
  • Are matched in a movement disorders fellowship
  • Reside outside of the MDS-Pan American region

*Accepted participants residing in the United States and Canada will receive complimentary registration, course materials, airfare and venue/hotel accommodations. Accepted participants outside of US or Canada are responsible for a $200 USD registration fee as well as their accommodations and travel expenses.

CME Accreditation

This course will not provide Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME).

Course Venue

Embassy Suites by Hilton - DFW Airport North
2401 Bass Pro Drive
Grapevine, TX, USA 76051


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


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