10th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists


10th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists

Lima, Peru – November 16-18, 2018

The 10th MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists takes place in Lima, Peru, November 16-18, 2018.Course Director

Carlos Cosentino, MD, FAAN
Chief of the Movement Disorders Unit,
Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Neurologicas,
Lima, Peru

Course Description

The intention is to increase general enthusiasm for movement disorders as an exciting discipline in the field of neurology, and to raise the level of expertise such that students will be able to better manage their patients in clinical practice. Attendance to the school is based on an application acceptance.  If you are eligible and interested, please apply to experience the following dynamic education.  

Course Highlights
  • A mixture of didactic lectures with videos, small group student case presentations and a video dinner where faculty will discuss the "Many Faces of Dystonia"
  • Guided live examinations of patients with a variety of movement disorders
  • An interactive course with ample opportunity for discussion and networking
  • Students will each submit a video case presentation of their own as the course approaches
  • The emphasis on active learning, with direct examination of patients and videos, will help you learn movement disorders principles very quickly. 

Topics Include

How to visually recognize and classify movement disorders; parkinsonism; hyperkinetic movement disorders (such as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tics); and ataxia.

What To Expect

We will discuss clinically relevant pathophysiology and neuroimaging, hoping to prepare young neurologists for a field that is quickly changing. 

We welcome a range of familiarity with movement disorders. Some students have little experience with movement disorders and would like to improve their comfort level and approach and other students intend to focus their practice on movement disorders and wish to learn at a higher level. Both groups will find the School valuable and enjoyable.

Language of the Course

The course will be presented in Spanish with some talks presented in English.  No translation services will be available.

Recommended Audience

If you are a movement disorders fellow or have completed neurology residency within the past 5 years, you may apply. Those who have attended a School for Young Neurologists in the past are ineligible.

Learning Objectives
  • Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  • Diagnose straightforward movement disorder cases
  • Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  • Compose and present a movement disorders case history
Continuing Medical Education Statement

This course will not provide CME


Sol de Oro Hotel & Suites
Calle San Martín 305
Miraflores, Lima, Peru

Visa Statement

MDS is able to provide participants with a Letter of Support and any course-related documentation needed to assist in obtaining a visa. Please note that MDS is unable to contact the Embassy on your behalf. It is the responsibility of each participant to make the necessary arrangements related to this process. However, if the official who is handling the application needs further clarification, please have that person contact education@movementdisorders.org.

Applications are now closed.


Travel Grants Available

A limited amount of travel grants are available to assist with travel expenses. Eligible individuals must reside within a Waived Dues eligible country in the Pan American Section. The travel grant application is within the course application.

Registration fees:
Member: $120 USD
Non-Member: $200

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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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