Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
The tradition of the Aspen Course:
“As a rite of passage every movement disorder fellow must pass through the Aspen course.”
The legend of the Aspen course:
“Anyone serious about movement disorders has taken the Aspen course at least once.”
Michael S. Okun, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Cynthia Comella, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
Stanley Fahn, MD, Columbia University College of Physician & Surgeons, New York, NY, USA
Jennifer Goldman, MD, MS, Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, USA
Mark Hallett, MD, International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, Bethesda, MD, USA
Joseph Jankovic, MD, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA
Kapil D. Sethi, MD, FRCP, Georgia Regents University, Augusta, GA, USA
The 2019 “Aspen Course” is the highly successful program previously of Columbia University from 1991 until it came to MDS in 2016. The tradition of the “Aspen Course” is a rite of passage for every Movement Disorder fellow. While the legend of this program is that anyone serious about the field of Movement Disorders has taken the course at least once.
This program will discuss the classification of these disorders, their differential diagnosis, and their treatment. The course curriculum also covers the phenomenology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of the entire field of Movement Disorders. This material will be presented in sessions utilizing didactic lectures, clinical discussion, case presentation, video demonstrations and panel discussions.
Participants are encouraged to bring interesting cases from their own practice for presentation during the “Night Video Rounds” session.
This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders fellows, and other health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders. Additional programs such as luncheons and professional development are planned for fellows.
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:
- Recognize and classify parkinsonism, tremor, and other movement disorders
- Differentiate atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease
- Appraise treatment approaches for parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, and other movement disorders
- Evaluate the phenomenology and classification of functional (psychogenic) disorders
- Formulate and classify gait disorders in parkinsonism, ataxia, and other hypokinetic or hyperkinetic movement disorders
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation Statement
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this activity for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
- Patient care & procedural skills
- Employ evidence-based practice
- Increase medical knowledge
Overall Goal Statement
The goal of this program is to provide practical information on various developments and standards within the field of movement disorders.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org