MDS-AOS Rare Movement Disorders

Bengaluru, India - March 6-7, 2020

MDS-AOS Rare Movement Disorders

Bengaluru, India – March 6-7, 2020

Course Directors

Pramod Kumar Pal, MBBS, MD, DNB, DM, Professor of Neurology, National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences 
Ravi Yadav, MD, DM, Additional Professor (Neurology), National Institute of Health and Neurosciences

Bangalore RMD 2020Course Description

With the establishment of Movement Disorders as a subspecialty of Neurology in India and in many other countries in the MDS Asian and Oceanian Section (MDS-AOS), there is a growing need for educational courses in specific areas of Movement Disorders for manpower development in the MDS-AOS.  Rare Movement Disorders is one such specific area of Movement Disorders which needs more attention.  Orphan or Rare Movement Disorders (RMD) comprise a large number of rare and disabling disorders with a wide phenotypic spectrum that often emerge in childhood.  Many of these disorders are treatable and there needs to be greater awareness among the young neurologists of the MDS-AOS specifically interested in Movement Disorders.  One of the objectives of the Rare Movement Disorders Study Group of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is to make a coordinated effort at an international level to advance RMD research, and increase education and awareness regarding these disorders. 

This two-day regional education course on Rare Movement Disorders intends to address the epidemiology, clinical characteristics and diagnostic and therapeutic approach to some of the important and relatively more frequent RMDs.  The course will consist of didactic lectures and video-based case discussions deliberated by International and National Faculty experienced in Movement Disorders.

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for neurologists, pediatricians, neuroradiologists and basic scientists interested in Rare Movement Disorders.

Learning Objectives 
  • Understand the epidemiology and clinical profile of rare movement disorders (RMD)
  • Decipher the clinical clues for a differential diagnosis of RMDs
  • Comprehend the diagnostic approach to RMDs
  • Recognize the general and specific treatments of RMDs

NIMHANS Convention Centre
National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Visa Statement

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

Course Registration

Registration is now closed.

Member: $80 USD
MDS Junior/Waived Dues Member: $60 USD
Non-Member: $100 USD

Note: Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $25 USD cancellation fee. 
After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.

Travel Bursary Application

Travel Bursary Applications are closed.


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