3rd Allied Health Rehabilitation Course for Parkinson’s Disease

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3rd Allied Health Rehabilitation Course for Parkinson’s Disease
Dubai, UAE – December 13, 2019

Course Directors

Hanan Khalil, PhD
Local Director: Amal Al-Shamlan

Course DescriptionThe 3rd Allied Health Rehabilitation Course for Parkinson’s Disease takes place in Dubai, UAE, March 8, 2019.

This one-day course is intended to increase knowledge about rehabilitation in Parkinson's disease and build clinical capacity of rehabilitative professionals in the Middle East. The course is intended for physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech therapists. A faculty of movement disorders rehabilitation specialists will teach the course.

The morning of this course will focus on topic presentations and discussion centered on Parkinson’s disease medial management updates. The afternoon will focus on how to use and optimize Parkinson care by implementing various rehabilitation techniques. The European Physiotherapy guideline for decision support, assessment and management of Parkinson’s disease will be used as a guide in some of the sessions. The afternoon will include a number of practical workshops where participants will be able to apply some of the learned skills. Real-life demonstration on Parkinson’s patients will be included in some of the practical sessions.

Learning Objectives
  • Recognize the clinical presentation, management and progression of PD
  • Understand the rational of rehabilitative approaches in people with PD
  • Describe the key areas of rehabilitation in people with PD
  • Define a full subjective and objective assessment for a person with PD, using appropriate recommended measurement tools
  • Describe the rational for designing and modifying a patient- specific treatment plan
  • Identify strategies for collaborating with physicians and other health professionals
Recommended Audience

The course will be directed toward physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists nurses and other allied health care professionals who would like the opportunity to enhance their knowledge and skills in treating people with Parkinson's disease. No specific prior experience in treating people with Parkinson's disease is required.


Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights
20th Street, Dubai Healthcare City
Dubai, United Arab Emirates


An online room block is available for attendees to book at the course venue.  Please click here for more details.


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 email education@movementdisorders.org.


Pre-Registration deadline:
Extended to: December 1, 2019

Member: $200 USD
MDS Junior/Waived Dues Member or Emirates Physiotherapy and Medical Society Member: $100 USD
Non-Member: $300 USD

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering, and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members. 

To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership webpage.

Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $25 USD cancellation fee.  After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.


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