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5th Annual MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents

Newark SNR 2020

September 25, 2020: Pre-course on-demand lectures available
October 10, 2020: Live Virtual Interactive Sessions

Support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation and
The Michael J. Fox Foundation makes this program possible.



While our generous sponsors make our educational offerings possible, their support
does not influence content, perspective or panelist selection.

Course Co-Directors

Steven J. Frucht, MD; Director of Movement Disorders; NYU Langone, New York, NY, USA
Tanya Simuni, MD, FAAN; Division Head, Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders Center;
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Chicago, IL, USA


Nabila Dahodwala, MD; Roseanne D. Dobkin, PhD; Stanley Fahn, MD; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD; Un Jung Kang, MD; Christine Kim, MD; Elan D. Louis, MD, MSc

Course Description

The 5th MDS-PAS Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents takes place in Newark, NJ, USA March 7-8, 2020.

Led by internationally recognized movement disorder experts, the fifth annual International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents offers broad education on movement disorders, the latest research, and potential career paths in the field.

Course topics include Parkinson's disease, Function and Structure of Basal Ganglia, Motor features in early and advanced Parkinson’s disease, Non-motor features in Parkinson’s disease, Botulinum toxin: Science and practical application, Deep brain stimulation: Science and practical application, health care disparities and more.

Interactive Components

The virtual program will feature an “ask the experts” session about on-demand lectures, case-based lectures with questions and answers, patient clinical rounds, a panel discussion about a career in movement disorders, and a participant video case competition.

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
Application Based Course

Those who qualify are required to submit the online application.

Recommended Audience
  • This course is intended for first, second and third-year general neurology residents who are undecided on a sub-specialty and interested in learning about movement disorders
  • Residents in their fourth year may apply, with the awareness that first- to third-year residents will have priority
  • 4th year medical students interested in learning about movement disorders
  • Nurse Practitioners interested in learning about movement disorders

Ineligibility criteria - Do not apply if you:

  • Attended the Movement Disorders Residents School in 2016, 2017, 2018 or 2019
  • Have not started a general neurology training program (exception for 4th year medical students and nurse practitioners)
  • Are matched in a movement disorders fellowship or other type of fellowship program
  • Reside outside of the MDS-Pan American region, which includes USA, Canada, Mexico, Central/South American or the Caribbean

The course will be presented in English.

CME Accreditation

This course will not provide Continuing Medical Education Credits (CME).

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