MDS-Africa Virtual School for Young Neurologists


Lectures and associated resources available June 26-27, 2021

Join us live on June 26-27 starting at 15:00 EAT



Course Directors

Dr. Kigocha Okeng’o, MD
Dr. Sarah Urasa, MBChB, MMed, MSc
Prof. Ali S Shalash, MD, PhD


Masharip Atadzhanov, MD, PhD, DSc, FRCP
Samia Ben Sassi, MD
Kailash Bhatia, MD, DM, FRCP
Francisco Cardoso, MD, PhD, FAAN
Jonathan Carr, MBChB, PhD
Joaquim Ferreira, MD, PhD
Victor Fung, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
William Matuja, MD
Njideka Okubadejo, MBChB, FMCP, FAAN
Ronald Postuma, MD, MSc
Richard Walker, MD

Course Description

The virtual MDS-Africa School for Young Neurologists is an opportunity for young neurologists who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders to receive in-depth instruction from internationally-recognized Movement Disorders experts. Topics will focus on hypokinetic disorders, hyperkinetic disorders and complex issues in movement disorders. Students will participate in lectures with videos covering fundamental topics and interactive sessions featuring live discussions with expert faculty, case presentations, small breakout group discussions led by faculty, polling and social breaks.

Interactive Components
  • Ask the Expert Panel discussions with moderated Question & Answer Sessions
  • Small Break-out Group Sessions:
    • Tips on Patient Examinations
    • Faculty Prepared Case Activities
    • Practice of Movement Disorders in Africa – Challenges & Opportunities
  • Movement Disorders Grand Rounds with Faculty
  • Student Video Case Presentations
  • Faculty Video Case Presentations with Moderated Q&A
Target Audience

Movement Disorder Specialists, Clinicians, Senior Neurology Residents and young Neurologists who are interested in specializing in movement disorders.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  2. Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorder cases
  3. Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorder patients
  4. Present a movement disorders case history
  5. Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan

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