Course Report: Evidence Based Medicine on Parkinson's Disease and Gait Disorders

Faculty and participants gather during the course "Evidence Based Medicine in Parkinson's Disease and Gait Disorders" in Kyoto, Japan, in September 2017. The Evidence Based Medicine on Parkinson’s Disease and Gait Disorders course outlined the concept of EBM and provided updates to the present findings from the most recent reviews.  The course had 42 attendees and was held at Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall in Kyoto, Japan.

The integration of case scenarios allowed for younger and emerging leaders, many LEAP candidates from the AOS to present.  The course was held at Kyoto Karasuma Convention Hall in Kyoto, Japan. 

Course Director

Nobutaka Hattori, MD, PhD
Juntendo University School of Medicine
Tokyo, Japan

International Faculty

Susan Fox, MRCP (UK), PhD
University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, ON, Canada
Akito Hayashi, MD, PhD
Juntendo University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan

Shen-Yang Lim, MBBS, MD, FRACP
University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tetsuya Maeda, MD, PhD
Iwate Medical University, Morioka, Japan


  • Hideki Mochizuki, MD, PhD
    Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan
  • Ryosuke Takahashi
    Kyoto University Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto, Japan
  • Yoshikazu Ugawa, MD, PhD
    Fukushima Medical University, Fukushima, Japan
  • Hirohisa Watanabe, MD
    Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
  • Yih-Ru Wu, MD
    Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan


Case Presenters

  • Shinsuke Fujioka, MD Japan
  • Taku Hatano, MD, PhD Japan
  • Osamu Kano, MD, PhD Japan
  • Katsuo Kimura, MD, PhD Japan
  • Praween Lolekha, MD, MSc Thailand
  • Akira Nishida, MD Japan
  • Hidemoto Saiki, MD Japan
  • Renpei Sengoku, MD, PhD Japan
  • Ai Huey Tan, MD, MRCP (UK) Malaysia
  • Jun Tashiro, MD, PhD Japan 

Course Learning Objectives:

  • Explain the concept of evidence based medicine
  • List the treatments available for the management of motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, tremor, or restless legs syndrome
  • Identify the role of each agent in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease and Gait disorders
  • Discuss the clinical applications of each treatment in the management of Parkinson’s disease and gait disorder 

The major strengths of the activity that were expressed in the post course evaluations included; experienced resources, videos and playback of case studies and the opportunity to learn from experienced faculty. 


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