9th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists

Ann Arbor, MI, USA – May 10-12, 2018

9th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists
Ann Arbor, MI, USA – May 10-12, 2018

Course Directors

Kelvin Chou, MD, Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Michigan
Praveen Dayalu, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology, University of Michigan

Watch a video from the course directors about this MDS-PAS School on the MDS YouTube Channel.

Who Will Benefit From Attending This School?

If you wish to dramatically improve your skills at describing, diagnosing, and managing movement disorders, this program is tailored for you.  We welcome a range of familiarity with movement disorders.  Some students have little experience with movement disorders and would like to improve their comfort level and approach.  Other students intend to focus their practice on movement disorders and wish to learn at a higher level.  Both groups will find the School valuable and enjoyable.

The 9th PAS School for Young Neurologists takes place in Ann Arbor, MI, USA, May 10-12, 2018.

What is the Course Structure?

There will be a nice mix of lectures, small groups, videos, and even guided examinations of live patients with a variety of movement disorders.  The teachers are experienced MDS-PAS faculty. There will be ample opportunity for discussion and networking.  The course is designed to be interactive.  Students will each submit a video case presentation of their own as the course approaches.  

This emphasis on active learning, with direct examination of patients and videos, will help you learn movement disorders principles very quickly.  Topics covered will include:  How to visually recognize and classify movement disorders; parkinsonism; hyperkinetic movement disorders (such as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tics); and ataxia.  Students will practice generating differentials and weighing management options. We will discuss clinically relevant pathophysiology and genetics, hoping to prepare young neurologists for a field that is quickly changing.

Target Audience

If you are a movement disorders fellow or have completed neurology residency within the past 5 years, you may apply. All applicants must be under the age of 40. NEW: MDS will now be accepting applications from Neurology Residents.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  • Diagnose straightforward movement disorder cases
  • Prepare a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  • Compose and present a movement disorders case history
  • Discuss management strategies in movement disorders
Satisfactory Completion

Participants must complete an evaluation form to receive a certificate of completion.  Your chosen sessions must be attended in their entirety.  Partial credit of individual sessions is not available. NOTE: If you are seeking continuing education credit for a specialty not listed below, it is your responsibility to contact your licensing/certification board to determine course eligibility for your licensing/certification requirement.


Accreditation Statement - In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco and the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Amedco is jointly accredited by the American Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statement - Amedco designates this live activity for a maximum of 24.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Michigan League at the University of Michigan
911 N. University Ave.
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 USA


MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official handling your application needs further clarification, please contact education@movementdisorders.org


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