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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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1st MDS-Africa Virtual Interactive Course: Principles of Movement Disorders

MDS-AOS Video Case Discussion Series

Please join us for this five part series course starting August 5, 2021 to October 20, 2021


Course Director

Ali Shalash, MD, PhD


To be announced.

Course Description

This course consists of 5 module topics with each topic structured over a two-week period starting:

  1. Movement Disorders (Clinical Approaches): August 05 – August 18, 2021
  2. Parkinson’s Disease and Parkinsonism: August 19 – September 01, 2021
  3. Management of Parkinson’s Disease: September 02 – 15, 2021
  4. Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders (Dystonia; Chorea/Drug Induced): September 23 – October 06, 2021
  5. Hyperkinetic Movement Disorders Continued (Myoclonus, Tremor, Tics and Pediatric MDs): October 07 – 20, 2021

This course consisting of five module topics will be facilitated entirely through usage of a course discussion board. This innovate course format features topics led by international movement disorder experts on various movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, atypical and acquired parkinsonism, tremor, dystonia, chorea and drug-induced movement disorders, myoclonus, tics and pediatric movement disorders.

Module topics will feature 2 pre-recorded lectures and faculty-led activities including video cases from students and faculty prepared video cases/case scenarios.

Interactive Components

This course is different than previous online courses and will consist of 5 module topics structured over a two-week period as follows:

Week 1: Module Content Release

Day 1

  • Module Containing 2 Pre-Recorded Lectures Released for On Demand Viewing
  • Supplemental readings and MDS e-learnings posted for additional education

Day 2 – 3 – 4 – 5

Participants instructed to view recorded content and post comments/questions to discussion board

Day 6

Module activities and instructions for students posted. Activities include:

  • Student Video Case Submissions – 2 (up to 4) student video cases selected in advance for discussion
  • 2 Faculty-Prepared Activities – 1 Video Case or Case Scenario from each faculty member

Day 7

Faculty to respond to participant comments/questions via discussion board

Week 2:  Interactive Module Activities (Example)

Day 8-9-10-11-12-13-14

Participants to post comments/questions to discussion board

Participants to complete module activities at their own pace

Day 8

Faculty-prepared activities posted to course site for discussion

Day 9-10-11-12-13-14

Faculty to engage & respond to participant comments/questions via course discussion board

Day 11

Answers with explanation to faculty-prepared activities posted to course site for discussion

Day 11-12-13-14

Faculty responds to participant comments/activity answers

Target Audience

General neurologists, movement disorders fellows, clinical scientists, senior and young neurology residents interested in specializing in movement disorders.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Summarize the approach to correct history of patients with movement disorders

  2. Examine a patient with a movement disorder

  3. Identify the causes and correct management of movement disorders

  4. Compose a formal case presentation

  5. Join collaborate discussions and consultations amongst peers