A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

'The Aspen Course'

A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

Aspen, CO, USA – July 29-August 2, 2018

 

A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner was held in Aspen, CO, USA, July 29-August 2, 2018.Course Description

The 2018 “Aspen Course” is a continuation of the highly successful program previously of Columbia University from 1991 until it came to MDS in 2016. The course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorder fellows, and other healthcare professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.

This program will discuss the classification of these disorders, their differential diagnosis, and their treatment. The course curriculum also covers the phenomenology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of the entire field of Movement Disorders. This material will be presented in sessions utilizing didactic lectures, clinical discussion, case presentation, video demonstrations and panel discussions.

Participants are encouraged to bring interesting cases from their own practice for presentation during the “Night Video Rounds” session.

Course Directors

Michael S. Okun, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Cynthia Comella, MD,  Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
 

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize and classify parkinsonism, tremor, and other movement disorders
  • Differentiate atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease
  • Appraise treatment approaches for parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, and other movement disorders
  • Evaluate the phenomenology and classification of functional (psychogenic) disorders
  • Formulate and classify gait disorders in parkinsonism, ataxia, and other hypokinetic or hyperkinetic movement disorders
     
Physician Competencies
  • Patient care & procedural skills
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Increase medical knowledge
     
Recommended Audience

This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders fellows, and other health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders. Additional programs such as luncheons and professional development are planned for fellows. 

Breakfast Seminar: How to Publish in Movement Disorders

This seminar will cover – in two consecutive short sessions (60-90 minutes) – the following aspects regarding the publication processes and what is involved in publication in the journal Movement Disorders mainly. It also includes Movement Disorders Clinical Practice (MDCP) and by extension any other journal dedicated or with high interest in this area of neurology.

Day 1: General Aspects and Features of Publications in Movement Disorders
Jose A. Obeso (EIC), Jon Stoessl (Deputy Editor), and Julie Nash (Executive Secretariat).

  • Aims of Movement Disorders; differences with MDCP; type of articles commonly published; papers flowing and handling; and statistics. 
  • What makes a article highly competitive and what does not; common errors; and the making of a good article. 
     

Day 2: Features and Topics You Don't Normally Hear About
Jose A. Obeso (EIC) and Mark Hallett (Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Practice, Past-Editor-in-Chief of Clinical Neurophysiology, Past-Associate Editor of BRAIN (for movement disorders), Editorial Board of Movement Disorders Clinical Practice)

  • Strategic approach to preparation and submission: Where, how, when
  • The review process: Rejection, appeals, start the cycle
  • Practical issues: Anecdotal examples; recommending reviewers or not? Banning reviewers or not? Good luck, bad luck.

 

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