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MDS-AOS Virtual SYNERGIES & Leadership

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

Live & Interactive Components on June 12-13, 2021



Course Director

Carolyn Sue, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
University of Sydney, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, Australia


To be announced.

Course Description

This course is designed to promote international collaboration between emerging leaders in clinical and scientific research aspects of movement disorders.

The first portion of the program will feature an overview of leadership principles based upon The Leadership Challenge®, which is the core MDS LEAP program.  The second aspect of this program is a series of short lectures that will cover that latest approach to the clinical practice such as, evaluation of patients with Parkinson’s disease or other movement disorders, use of clinical rating scales, and electrophysiology; along with basic scientific methods that include animal studies, molecular techniques, platform strategies, etc.  Those participants accepted into the program as Junior Faculty will give these lectures.  The lecture topics will be assigned based on participant’s submitted abstract.

The course is designed to assist career-building, talented young clinicians and scientists who are emerging as leaders of their careers in Movement Disorders.

New in 2021 

Advance your presentation skills. After presenting as Junior Faculty on the first day of the 2021 MDS-AOS Virtual SYNERGIES & Leadership Course, participants will have the opportunity to receive feedback from their peers. The schedule also includes two lectures on presentation skills taught by an expert on the topic. Participants will have the opportunity to apply what they learned and present their talk for a second time. 

Interactive Components

Each day, participants and mentors will be split into breakouts for small group discussions.  Participants will also present their assigned lecture within their groups according to the agenda and provide peer review.

Target Audience

Young or early career clinicians and scientists with an interest in movement disorders and movement disorder research.

Learning Objectives 
  1. Facilitate the personal leadership growth and effectiveness of early-career movement disorder specialists
  2. Enhance leadership skills of early career movement disorders specialists through education of group leadership principles
  3. Educate clinicians about basic science techniques used in movement disorder research
  4. Educate basic science researchers about clinical practice in movement disorders
  5. Foster international collaboration between emerging clinical and scientific leaders

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