MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists - Atlanta, GA USA: Course Report

MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists

Atlanta, GA, USA – February 21-22, 2015


School for Young Neurologists in Atlanta, GA, February 2015.This was the first MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists held in the United States. The School for Young Neurologists (SYN) is an interactive teaching course with education that ranges from basic to practical, hands-on, patient-based demonstrations. Plenary lectures were complemented by smaller interactive parallel sessions, video case presentations and an introduction to the latest treatment modalities. The course was attended by 44 participants from five countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States. The course directors were David G. Standaert, MD, PhD, Stewart A. Factor, DO and Kapil D. Sethi, MD, FRCP.

Prior to the course, participant’s submitted case presentations for the video award dinner session. Ten were selected to compete for the award as judged by five faculty members. This was perhaps the highlight of the activity as far as the audience was concerned. The winner was awarded a complimentary registration to the International Congress in San Diego, CA, USA in June 14-18, 2015.

Like the previous SYN courses, this was well received and highly recommended as an educational activity worth pursuing.  The unique interaction opportunities between faculty and participants was one of the most attractive features of this course.

Many thanks to the course directors and course faculty for their time and commitment to completing a very successful school.  We look forward to many more.


Stanley Fahn, MD – Columbia University
Mahlon DeLong, MD – Neurology – Emory University
Marian Evatt, MD – Neurology – Emory University
Alan Freeman, MD – Neurology – Emory University
David Geldmacher, MD, F.A.C.P. – Neurology – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Robert Gross, MD, PhD – Neurosurgery – Emory University
Hyder Jinnah, MD, PhD – Neurology – Emory University
Randi Jones, PhD – Neurology (clinical Psychology) – Emory University
Jorge L. Juncos, MD – Neurology – Emory University
William McDonald, MD – Psychiatry – Emory University
John Morgan, MD, PhD – Neurology – Georgia Regents University
Howard Schub, MD – Pediatric Neurology – Child Neurology Associates P.C.
Natividad Stover, MD – Neurology – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Lynn Marie Trotti, MD, MSc – Neurology (Sleep Medicine)  – Emory University
Camille Vaughan, MD, MS – Geriatric Medicine – Emory University
Harrison Walker, MD – Neurology – University of Alabama at Birmingham
Thomas Wichmann, MD – Neurology – Emory University
George Wilmot, MD, PhD – Neurology – Emory University
Talene Yacoubian, MD, PhD – Neurology – University of Alabama at Birmingham