7th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists

7th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists

Philadelphia, PA, USA – September 24-26, 2017


The 7th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists will take place in Philadelphia, PA, USA September 24-26, 2017.Course Description

The 7th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists will take place in Philadelphia, PA, USA, on September 24-26, 2017. Young neurologists who are interested in training in the field of Movement Disorders, as well as those who already have some experience in Movement Disorders will be taught by an MDS-PAS faculty of Movement Disorders specialists.

The School for Young Neurologists course includes several interactive educational experiences in large and small groups. Students will attend large lectures and panel discussions with Q&A sessions, will be involved in group presentations and case discussions, and will participate in small group “patient rounds” with movement disorders patients.

All participants are required to submit an eight-minute presentation (with a short video) of an interesting movement disorders patient, must have a known diagnosis, to be discussed in small breakout groups. The faculty advisor of each group will select the best presentation. The selected presenters will then present to the entire group and the audience will vote on their best presentation. Topics will focus on hypo- and hyperkinetic disorders as well as simple and complex patient management issues.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

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 17.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition

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Bring Your Own Patient Video Case Presentation Competition: Tuesday, September 26, 2017

The MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists program includes a “Bring your Own Case” presentation to be held on September 26. Students will be assigned to small groups with a faculty advisor and will be asked to make an 8 minute presentation of a patient case with a known diagnosis.


  • Presentations should be no longer than eight (8) minutes in length (total)
  • A maximum of five (5) total slides
  • Include one introduction slide to include: your full name, institution name, city/state country and title of case presentation
  • Include a video of up to three (3) minutes long showing your case
  • Please submit your PowerPoint presentation and video on separate files. Video should not be embedded in the PowerPoint as this may create an issue when reviewing.

Slide Rules (please develop slide in this specific order)

  • Patient History - two slides maximum
  • Video - three minutes maximum duration; digital MPEG format
  • Audience Discussion-
    - Phenomenology
    - Differential Diagnosis
    - Investigations
  • Presentation of Diagnosis; Review of the Condition - three slides maximum

Your PowerPoint presentation and video will be provided to the Course Director for review prior to the start of the course. If any edits need to be made the MDS Secretariat will contact you as soon as possible. You are responsible for bringing your PowerPoint Presentation and video on a personal flash drive (USB).

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
Physician Competencies
  • Provide patient-centered care
  • Increase medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
  • Improve professional standing
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Evaluation of performance in practice
Recommended Audience

Young neurologists within five years of their completion of general neurological training who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders and young neurologists who are already training in Movement Disorders and neurologists under 40 years of age.