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 31-August 4, 2016


A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner was held in Aspen, CO, USA, July 31-August 4, 2016.Course Description

The 2016 Aspen Course is a continuation of the highly successful program run by Columbia University for the past 25 years. This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders 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 four morning and two evening sessions utilizing didactic lectures, clinical discussion, case presentation, and video demonstrations. The format of the program is intended to provide ample time for questions and discussion following presentations.

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

Course Directors

Cynthia Comella, MD and Irene Litvan, MD

Course Faculty

Stanley Fahn, MD; Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS; Mark Hallet, MD; Joseph Jankovic, MD; Kapil Sethi, MD, FRCP

Learning Objectives

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

  • Recognize, diagnose, and classify parkinsonism, tremor, and other movement disorders
  • Differentiate atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease
  • Describe the treatment approaches for parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, and other movement disorders.
  • Recognize the phenomenology and classification of functional (psychogenic) disorders
  • Differentiate and classify gait disorders in parkinsonism, ataxia, and other hypokinetic or hyperkinetic movement disorders
Recommended Audience

The intended audience for this program includes residents and fellows new to the field of Movement Disorders; current Movement Disorders practitioners, and other clinical practitioners and allied health professions with limited knowledge of Movement Disorders specialization.


The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this education activity for a maximum of 23.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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