A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

Aspen Comprehensive Review Course 2020

'The Aspen Course'
A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner Virtual Aspen Course

July 20, 2020 – August 15, 2020


Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner takes place July 19-23, 2020.

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, Professor Emeritus, 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, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University 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, Augusta University, Augusta, GA, USA

Course Description

MDS 30th Anniversary

The 2020 “Aspen Course” marks the 30th anniversary of the course and proposes to reimagine the highly successful course; originally accredited for CME by Columbia University until transferred to MDS in 2016. This year participants will receive the value of the Aspen Course that is consistent of robust scientific content and interaction with the leaders and innovators of the movement disorders field in a virtual platform.

These opportunities and content makes the Aspen Course a unique opportunity for those early career movement disorders specialists, in particular Movement Disorders Fellows, to advance their knowledge and evaluate their careers through advice from advanced professionals in the field.

The course 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 and clinical discussion; along with international case presentations, video demonstrations and panel discussions.

All course materials and lectures will be available on July 20, 2020 and interactive sessions will take place August 3-6, 2020.

Interactive Components: 

Question & Answer Sessions
Join the Aspen Faculty in answering your questions on their lectures and the following topics.

Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism
Monday, August 3rd at 12:30 US Central Time

Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders
Tuesday, August 4th at 09:00 US Central Time

Other Movement Disorders
Wednesday, August 5th at 18:00 US Central Time

Registered participants will have the opportunity to submit questions in advance.

Video Rounds Session
August 6th at 12:00 US Central Time

Cases will be reviewed by an international faculty panel. Prof. Kailash Bhatia (United Kingdom) and Dr. Victor Fung (Australia) will join as guest panelists for this live session

Mentor Panel / “Fellows Luncheon”
August 5th at 12:00 US Central Time

Registered fellows will have an opportunity to submit questions to the faculty panel regarding their career and experiences in the field.

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 education activity for a maximum of 22.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Satisfactory Completion

Participants must complete an evaluation for each session they attend to receive continuing medical education credit. Your chosen session(s) must be attended in their entirety. Partial credit for individual sessions is not available.

Content Validity Statement:

All recommendations involving clinical medicine in MDS activities are based on evidence that is accepted within the profession of medicine as adequate justification for their indications and contraindications in the case of patients. All scientific research referred to, reported or used in CME in support or justification of a patient care recommendations conforms to the generally accepted standards of experimental design, data collection and analysis. Activities that promote recommendations, treatment or manners of practicing medicine not within the definition of CME or are knowing to have risks or dangers that outweigh the benefits or are knowing to be ineffective in the treatment of patients do not constitute valid CME.

Disclosure of Financial Relationships:

All individuals in control of content for this webinar are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests as defined by the ACCME. Disclosure information is available here.


Fellows Scholarship Grants

Applications are now closed.



Course Begins: July 20, 2020

Member: $50.00 USD
Non-Member: $75.00 USD
No-Fee Members: $15.00 USD

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Note: 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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