8th Pan American School for Young Neurologists

School for Young Neurologists

Porto Alegre, Brazil – December 1-3, 2017

Course Description

Summer School for Young Neurologists will take place in Porto Alegre, Brazil, December 1-3, 2017.The Eighth Pan American School for Young Neurologists took place in Porto Alegre, Brazil from December 1-3, 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, were taught by an MDS-PAS international faculty of senior Movement Disorders specialists.

The School for Young Neurologists course included several interactive educational experiences in large and small groups. Students attended large lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions, were involved in group presentations and case discussions, participated in small group “patient rounds” with movement disorders patients and presented their own video case-studies. The 2017 School topics focused on clinical aspects of movement disorders as well as patient management issues. 

The aim was to increase general enthusiasm for Movement Disorders as an exciting discipline in the field of neurology, and to raise the level of expertise such that students would be able to better manage their patients in clinical practice. The interpersonal interactions also facilitated the development of a network (community) of former School for Young Neurologists delegates as a vehicle for exchange of knowledge, experiences and possibly for collaboration.

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

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. Neurologists under 40 years of age from any city in Brazil or surrounding countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay, Venezuela, Panama and other South and Central America countries.

In order to maintain a highly interactive and personal experience, participation was limited to 48-50 students.

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  

Centro Histórico-Cultural Santa Casa
Av. Independência, 75 - Independência, Porto Alegre -
RS, 90020-090, Brazil

Bring Your Own Patient Video Presentation Competition

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 have them contact Allie Oakley, Education Coordinator, at education@movementdisorders.org