MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

2nd MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

Atlanta, GA, USA – March 4-5, 2017

Course Support

This program is made possible by support from The Edmond J. Safra Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation. Additional support for the 2017 MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents was provided by Acorda Therapeutics, AbbVie, Lundbeck, Abbott, and UCB. While our generous sponsors make our educational offerings possible, their support does not influence content, perspective, or panelist selection.

Course Description

The 2nd MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists takes place March 4-5, 2017, in Atlanta, GA USA.The Second International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents offers in-depth instruction from internationally-recognized movement disorders experts to encourage residents to consider specializing in the field.

Students will attend lectures and panel discussions with question-and-answer sessions and will review case studies and engage in a differential diagnosis exercise with the international experts. Students are encouraged to submit their own patient case presentations prior to the course to be considered for the video case competition. 

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

Interested participants must submit an application for consideration to attend the course. Only those selected to attend the course will be allowed to register. Participants who attended the course last year will be ineligible to attend the course in 2017 or any future Schools for Neurology Residents.

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition Instructions

Click on the tab below to learn more or download the instructions.

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition: Saturday, March 4, 2017

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition Instructions: A 2-step process
Submission for this competition is optional.

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 21st International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, to be held June 4-8, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Step 1

Only those selected to attend the course will be provided with a link to submit a Letter of Intent for the Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition.

Submit a Letter of Intent for the Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition for consideration. Up to two different cases can be submitted in one submission. Cases submitted must have a known diagnosis. The goal of this session is for participants to learn from a series of unusual, very interesting patient cases and to see how senior experts approach these types of challenging cases. 

The course directors will review each submission.  The submission deadline will vary based on when your notification/acceptance is confirmed between December 19, 2016 - February 17, 2017. Notifications of results of Letter of Intent submissions will be e-mailed between December 26, 2016 - February 17, 2017.

Submission Components include:

  • Brief summary of case
  • Description of what the video will demonstrate
  • Statement of why the case is unique or of interest
  • What is the known diagnosis?

The author(s) of the Work 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 Work 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").

Step 2

Only those selected to present a case will be provided with a link to submit their PowerPoint and Video for the competition. Presentations should be no more than 10 minutes in length and must have a known diagnosis that is present at the end of the presentation.

Format required for your presentation:

  • History (two slides maximum)
  • Video clip (up to 3 minutes in duration)
  • Audience discussion of:
    - Phenomenology
    - Differential diagnosis
    - Investigations
  • Presentation of the known diagnosis, and relevant review of the condition (3 slides maximum)
Important Dates to Note
  • December 19, 2016 - February 17, 2017: Accepted course participants are encouraged to submit a Letter of Intent describing their top 1-2 interesting cases for possible presentation at the “Bring Your Own Patient” Video Dinner. The course directors will select the most interesting and educational cases for presentation at the course. 
  • December 19, 2016 - February 17, 2017: Notifications will be emailed.
  • February 17, 2017: The selected presentations are due.
  • March 4, 2017: The pre-selected cases will be presented by the course participant to a Panel of Experts who will compete to make a correct diagnosis. 

All present course participants and faculty will vote for their favorite presentation. The top presentation will be announced on the final day of the course.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  • Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorders cases
  • Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  • Present a movement disorders case history
  • Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan
Recommended Audience

​This course is intended for first, second and third-year general neurology residents who are undecided in a sub-specialty and open to 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 Pan American Section of MDS, with an emphasis on the United States and Canada, may apply. 

Application Process

Eligible and interested parties should complete and submit the application before February 13, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. CST. Application, current CV and supporting letter must be in English. Late or incomplete applications will not be reviewed. 

Course directors will review all submitted applications and select 60-72 participants to attend the course. The selected participants will be notified via e-mail December 19 - February 17, 2017 and will be provided a secure link to register for the course.

Accepted participants residing in the United States or Canada will receive complimentary registration, airfare and hotel to attend the course. Accepted participants residing outside of the United States or Canada will be responsible for costs of course registration, airfare/hotel booking, etc.

CME Accreditation

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