A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

'The Aspen Course'

A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner

Aspen, CO, USA – July 29-August 2, 2018

 

A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner was held in Aspen, CO, USA, July 29-August 2, 2018.Course Description

The 2018 “Aspen Course” is a continuation of the highly successful program previously of Columbia University from 1991 until it came to MDS in 2016. The course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorder fellows, and other healthcare professionals who which to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.

This 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, clinical discussion, case presentation, video demonstrations and panel discussions.

Participants are encouraged to bring interesting cases from their own practice for presentation during the “Night Video Rounds” session.

Course Directors

Michael S. Okun, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA
Cynthia Comella, MD,  Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
 

Learning Objectives
  • 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
     
Physician Competencies
  • Patient care & procedural skills
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Increase medical knowledge
     
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. 

 

Registration and Fellowship Applications Now Open

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MDS Member Reduced Rate for Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents: $350
Non-Member Reduced Rate for Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents: $475
MDS Members: $625
Non-Members: $725

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, catering and 1-year associate membership for eligible non-members.  To find out more about associate membership or eligibility, please visit the Associate Membership Webpage.

Refund Policy: For cancellation 2 weeks in advance of a course the registration fee will be 100% refunded, minus a $25 administrative fee.  For cancellation within 2 weeks of a course, the registration fee is non-refundable.

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Fellowship Director Application

Fellowship Program Directors can apply for funding to support current fellows to attend the Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner in Aspen, CO. Scholarships are awarded in the amount of $2,000 and paid directly to the institution.

The application deadline is April 6, 2018.

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