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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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MDS-AOS Basic Science Summer School

MDS-Africa Mouvements Anormaux (Abnormal Movements) – Presented in French

Lectures and associated resources available August 7, 2021
Live Interactive Session August 7-8, 2021 at 4:30-9:30 GMT (12:30-17:30 China Standard Time)


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Course Directors

Yih-Ru Wu, MD, PhD – Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan
Chin-Hsien Lin, MD, PhD – National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan


To be announced.

Course Description

The MDS-AOS Basic Science Summer School has become the flagship educational course for young neurologists who are interested in Movement Disorders in MDS-AOS region, since the first MDS-AOS Basic Science Summer School (BSSS) in 2014. The main theme of the 2021 MDS-AOS Basic Science Summer School online course is to inspire the enthusiasm of young clinicians and scientists with interest in the recent advances of clinical and translational research in Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders. The contents of this online course will include the recent scientific updates in the field of movement disorders and tutor how to initiate a clinical or translational research from the clinical ends. The course will also promote collaborations between young generations to create a common language and generate research ideas that will facilitate the progress of research in the field of movement disorders.

Interactive Components

The virtual MDS-AOS Basic Science Summer School will include lectures on scientific topics from distinguished specialists in the field. Lectures will be supplemented with live interactive components so participants will be able to communicate and discuss topics with senior faculty and their peers. This includes live question and answer sessions connected to each lecture, and multiple group panel discussions where faculty panels can share their insights in real time.

Target Audience

This course is intended for basic scientists, translational, and clinical researchers, clinicians, students, fellows, and post-docs interested in learning more about the clinical or translational research taking place in movement disorders.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Describe updates in the pathogenesis and treatment of Parkinson’s disease and related movement disorders.

  2. Analyze recent advances in the basic neuroscience field, including electrophysiology and molecular biology, which could be applied in movement disorder research.

  3. Establish a local and international network between young clinicians and researchers for facilitating future research in movement disorder field.