Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

Aspen Comprehensive Review Course 2019

'The Aspen Course'
Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
Aspen, Colorado, USA – August 4-8, 2019


Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner takes place August 4-8, 2019.

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.


Course Directors

Michael S. Okun, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Cynthia Comella, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA

Course Faculty

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

Course Description

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.

Recommended Audience

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. 

Learning Objectives 

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
CME Information

Accreditation Statement:
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.

Physician Competencies:
  • 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.

Visa Statement

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

Fellowship Grants

Deadline to apply for a fellowship grant was May 3, 2019.

Registration for this course is currently closed.

For registration inquiries please contact


Member Reduced Rate
(Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents):
$375 USD

Non Member Reduced Rate
(Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents):
 $475 USD

Members: $625 USD

Non Members: $750 USD

Day Registration: $185 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.


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