2nd MDS-Africa School for Young Neurologists

Tunisia 2020

2nd MDS-Africa School for Young Neurologists

Tunis, Tunisia – April 16-18, 2020

Course Director

Samia Ben Sassi, MD
Local Co-Director: Ali Shalash, MD

Tunis, TunisiaCourse Description

In line with the 1st MDS-Africa school in Cairo, the 2nd MDS-Africa School for Young Neurologists aims to support young neurologists in improving their skills with diagnosing and managing movement disorders through hands-on activities and in-depth instruction from internationally-recognized movement disorders experts.  

Students will attend didactic lectures including videos and panel discussions, question and answer sessions, and will be involved in group presentations and case discussions. In small groups, students will participate in guided examinations of live patients with a variety of movement disorders and will present their own case-study videos for discussion and critique. Topics will focus on hypo- and hyper- kinetic disorders, as well as simple and complex patient management issues.

This course is intended for young neurologists and senior neurology residents who are interested in specializing in movement disorders, and for African and North-African residents, in particular.  Interpersonal interactions will facilitate the development of a pan-African and African-European network as a vehicle for exchange of knowledge, experiences and collaboration opportunities.

Please note: A working knowledge of English is required as well as working knowledge of the diagnosis and general management of various movement disorders.

Recommended Audience

Senior neurology residents and young neurologists (age below 40 years) within five years of their completion of general neurological training who are interested in specializing in movement disorders, from North Africa or Sub-Saharan Africa.

Learning Objectives 
  • Examining a patient with a movement disorder
  • Diagnosing straightforward movement disorder cases
  • Proposing a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  • Composing and presenting a movement disorders case history
  • Discussing management strategies in movement disorders

Concorde Hotel Les Berges Du Lac
Mongi Ben Hmida National Institute of Neurology

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 education@movementdisorders.org



Course Registration Deadline: March 31, 2020

Members, Junior & No Fee: $25.00 USD
Members: $75.00 USD
Non-Members:  $150.00 USD

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Note: Registration may be cancelled up until 2 weeks before the course, minus a $20 cancellation fee. 
After this time, the registration fee is nonrefundable.

Travel Bursary Application


Apply for Travel Bursary

Travel Bursary Application Deadline: February 29, 2020

Please note: Travel bursaries are an application-based assistance program available to residents of an MDS Lower Income eligible country


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