List of Visiting Trainee Grant Host Sites

MDS-AOS (Asian and Oceanian Section) Visiting Trainee Grant Program Host Centers

Australia
1. Princess Alexandra Hospital

Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 5 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship: 6-12 months

Specific training:
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
     
Curriculum:
  • General movement disorders clinic
  • Disorders of movement and cognition clinic
  • DBS program with surgery every fortnight and regular multidisciplinary clinics as well as telehealth clinics
 
Represented subspecialites:

Psychology - 5
Psychiatry - 1
Neurosurgery - 6
Neurology - 8
Nursing - 1
Nutrition/Dietetics - 5
Physical Therapy - 5
Social Work - 2
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 3

Contact information:

Contact name:  Alexander Lehn
Contact email: alexander.lehn@health.qld.gov.au

 

2. Movement Disorders Unit, Westmead Hospital, Sydney

Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 30 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Curriculum:
  • Fellowship Duties
  • Assist ward registrar in management of movement disorders inpatients
  • Weekly Monday Movement Disorder Meeting
  • Videotaping of patients
  • Weekly Movement Disorder Neurophysiology studies
  • Weekly Huntington's Disease Clinic
  • Weekly Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic
  • Weekly Tremor Studies
  • Weekly Botulinum Toxin Injection Clinics
  • Weekly reporting on tremor and other neurophysiological studies
  • Participation in Clinical Drug Trials in Parkinson's disease and other Movement Disorders
  • Designing and implementing research projects in Parkinson's disease, Huntington's Disease or other movement disorders
  • Weekly Nerve Conduction/Electromyography Clinic (as time permits)
  • Weekly EEG reporting (as time permits)
  • Presentations at local, Sydney-wide and national meetings related to movement disorders
     
Represented subspecialites:

Psychology - 2
Psychiatry - 1
Neuroimaging - 2
Neurosurgery - 2
Neurology - 7
Neuroscience - 2
Nursing - 3
Nutrition/Dietetics - 1
Physical Therapy - 3
Social Work - 1
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 1
Paediatric Neurologist - 2
Clinical Geneticist -1

Contact information:

Contact name: Dr. Victor Fung
Contact email: vscfung@ozemail.com.au

Additional comments:

Applicants must have completed or nearly completely their neurology training. Additional salary support other than the Training Fellowship is not available

 

3. Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 6 years.
Length of fellowship: 12-24 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders

 

Curriculum:

The Royal North Shore Hospital in North Sydney is in a unique position to offer subspecialty training in Movement Disorders and Parkinson's Disease. The Department of Neurology presently boasts 12 adult neurologists and offers a comprehensive specialised care service which has clinical expertise in the treatment if Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, neurogenetics and neurophysiology training. There is extensive experience in the assessment of movement disorder patients for deep brain stimulation and botulinum toxin clinics including the use of EMG guidance, and participation in specialised multidisciplinary spasticity clinics. Movement disorder fellows will have opportunities to gain experience in Parkinson's disease and other movement disorder clinics, use of advanced therapies, neuroimaging and botulinum toxin injections.

Represented subspecialites:

Gerontology - 4
Psychology - 1
Psychiatry - 4
Neuroimaging - 6
Neuropharmacology - 1
Neurosurgery - 6
Neurology - 12
Neuroscience - 3
Nursing - 2
Nutrition/Dietetics - 1
Physical Therapy - 2
Social Work - 2
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 2

Contact information:

Contact name: Carolyn Sue
Contact email: carolyn.sue@sydney.edu.au 

Additional comments:

Additional opportunities to train in molecular neuroscience are available in the Kolling
Institute, conveniently co-located on the hospital campus.

 

4. Western Australia Neuroscience Research Institute
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 12 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
  • Duodopa, Apomorphine Therapies

 

Curriculum:
  • Clinical experience across a broad range of movement disorders (Two clinics a week)
  • One botulinum toxin clinic per week
  • Advanced therapeutics clinic once a month (assessing patients for one of the advanced therapies)
  • DBS clinic once a month
  • Opportunity to observe and be involved in various electrophysiological techniques in MD's including tremor studied, measurement of local field potentials, TMS, EEG back averaging
     
Represented subspecialites:

Neuroimaging - 6
Neurology - 2
Neuroscience - 2
Neurosurgery - 1
Nursing - 1
Nutrition/Dietetics - 1
Psychiatry - 1
Psychology - 1
Physical Therapy - 1
Social Work - 1
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 1

Contact information:

Contact name: Rick Stell
Contact email: neurul@bigpond.com

 

5. Royal Adelaide Hospital
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 5 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship: Not available

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
  • Infusion Therapies for Parkinson's Disease

 

Curriculum:

Our fellowship usually commences in February and is for a period of 12 months, although shorter periods can be negotiated depending on availability. The fellowship is accredited as an elective year of Advanced Training in the Australian and New Zealand Association of Neurologists' Advanced Training Program, but would also be appropriate for a suitable overseas applicant. The fellowship involves a mix of clinical responsibilities and incorporates ample time for clinical research.

Represented subspecialites:

Neurology - 12

Contact information:

Contact name: Thomas Kimber
Contact email: thomas.kimber@sa.gov.au

India
1. James Parkinson's Movement Disorder Research Centre, Kannur, Kerala

Fellowship training information:

Offers specific training in Botulinum Toxin. Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 5 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • DBS in collaboration with another hospital
     
Curriculum:

Our emphasis is on clinical, genetics and early detection of Parkinson's Disease. Non-motor symptoms in PD especially Psychosis and Autonomic Nervous System where we have a state of the art Autonomic Laboratory. Finding new strategies to improve delivery of service in Rural areas to elderly people. We have research alliance with Jawaharlal Nehru Center for Advanced Scientific Research in Bangalore for genetics of non-PD movement disorders and the University of Delhi for PD Genetics.

Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 1
Psychiatry - 3
Neuroimaging - 4
Neurology - 2
Neurosurgery - 1
Nursing - 60
Nutrition/Dietetics - 1
Physical Therapy - 10
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 1

Contact information:

Contact name: Dr Sujith Ovallath
Contact email: sujithok@gmail.com
Program website: www.jamesparkinson.in
Parkinson & Aging Research Foundation

 

2. Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 1 year.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
     
Curriculum:

The centre has one of the oldest and largest DBS programs in India with a dedicated movement disorder clinic. Offers specific training in botulinum toxin injections and DBS.

Represented subspecialties:

Psychiatry - 4
Psychology - 3
Neuroimaging - 2
Neurology - 7
Neurosurgery - 6
Nursing - 1
Physical Therapy - 12
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 2

Contact information:

Contact name: Pettarusp Wadia
Contact email: pettarusp.wadia@gmail.com
Program website: www.jaslokhospital.net


3. Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology
 
Fellowship training information:

Fellowship program begins every January 1 and is a one-year course. Fellows are trained in the movement disorder clinic which has an annual attendance of over 1000 patients.clinic runs weekly, Botox clinic weekly, DBS surgeries weekly, motor physiology, motor physiology including TMS, journal clubs, seminars, video sessions. Opportunity to perform self initiated projects as well as to participate in ongoing high quality research projects.

Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Represented subspecialties:

Psychiatry - 1
Psychology - 2
Neuroimaging - 7
Neurology - 12
Neuroscience - 30
Nursing - 200
Nutrition/Dietetics - 3
Physical Therapy - 6
Social Work - 14
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 2

Contact information:

Contact name: Asha Kishore
Contact email: asha@sctimst.ac.in

 

4. National Institute of Mental Health & Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 4 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Curriculum:

The goal of the Movement Disorder Fellowship is to train Neurologists to become Movement Disorders specialists by possessing specialized knowledge in the science, clinical evaluation and management of patients with common and rare movement disorders. The fellow should gain knowledge of the pathophysiology, pathology, diagnosis, and treatment of these disorders at a level that is significantly beyond the training and knowledge of a general neurologist. He/She should be able to independently undertake research in Movement Disorders.

Represented subspecialties:

Neuroimaging - 8
Neurology - 15
Neuroscience - 40
Neurosurgery - 14
Nursing - 16
Psychiatry - 34
Physical Therapy - 4
Psychology - 17
Social Work - 12
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 7

Contact information:

Contact name: Pramod Pal
Contact email: palpramod@hotmail.com
Program website: www.nimhans.ac.in

Iran
Kerman University of Medical Sciences
 
Fellowship training information:

Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship training: 24 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
     
Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 3
Psychiatry - 13
Neuroimaging - 2
Neurosurgery - 4
Neurology - 5
Neuroscience - 5
Nursing - 10
Nutrition/Dietetics - 3
Physical Therapy - 5
Social Work - 2
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 2

Contact information:

Contact name: Kaveh Shafiei
Contact email: kshafiee@gmail.com

Japan
1. National Center Hospital of Neurology and Psychiatry, Department of Neurology
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 10 years.
Length of fellowship training: 36 months
Positions available: Not known

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Curriculum:

First year: Training as a general Neurologist for 1 year; well- trained neurologist can omit this process. Second-third training for the movement disorder specialist; Trainee can select such multiple fields for the rotation as neurophysiology, neuroradiology, neuropathology, neurosurgery, pediastric neurology, rehabilitation.

Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 5
Psychiatry - 50
Gerontology - 4
Neuroimaging - 5
Neuropharmacology - 2
Neurosurgery - 4
Neurology - 25
Neuroscience - 10
Nursing - 65
Nutrition/Dietetics - 5
Physical Therapy - 30
Social Work - 3
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 5

Contact information:

Contact Name: Miho Murata
Contact Email: Mihom@ncnp.go.jp
Program Website: www.ncnp.go.jp/english/index.html

Additional comments:

Positions available: A few, according to application, length of fellowship training could be shortened upon your request.

 

2. Juntendo University
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 6 years.
Length of fellowship training: 3-24 months
Positions available: 3

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
  • Basic Science for PD
     
Curriculum:

Our institute has several programs such as movement disorder unit for deep brain stimulation, clinical training such as how to treat PD patients, and basic science for PD. Each program has flexibility for each neurologist.

Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 2
Psychiatry - 3
Gerontology - 0
Neuroimaging - 5
Neuropharmacology - 5
Neurosurgery - 5
Neurology - 24
Neuroscience - 20
Nursing - 30
Nutrition/Dietetics - 3
Physical Therapy - 10
Social Work - 4
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 3

Contact information:

Contact Name: Yasushi Shimo
Contact Email: yshimo@juntendo.ac.jp
Program Website: www.juntendo-neurology.com/n-syoukai.html

 

3. Osaka University
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 4 years.
Positions available: 2
Length of fellowship training offered: 24 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
  • Basic Research
     
Curriculum:

First year: Training as a general neurologist for 1 year; well-trained neurologist can omit this process. Second training for the movement disorder specialist; trainee can select basic research program for 1 year.

Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 3
Psychiatry - 15
Gerontology - 10
Neuroimaging - 5
Neuropharmacology - 2
Neurosurgery - 15
Neurology - 15
Neuroscience - 9
Nursing - 50
Nutrition/Dietetics - 5
Physical Therapy - 30
Social Work - 5
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 3

Contact information:

Contact Name: Hideki Mochizuki
Contact Email: hmochizuki@neurol.med.osaka-u.ac.jp
Program Website: www.med.osaka-u.ac.jp

Korea
Asan Medical Center
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 20 years
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Genetics
     
Curriculum:

Clinical genetics study for movement disorders; deep brain stimulation study; botulinum toxin therapy for movement disorders

Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 1
Psychiatry - 12
Gerontology - 5
Neuroimaging - 6
Neuropharmacology - 1
Neurosurgery - 12
Neurology - 12
Neuroscience - 2
Nursing - 5
Nutrition/Dietetics - 1
Physical Therapy - 10
Social Work - 5
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 2

Contact information:

Contact name: Sun Ju Chung
Website: http://eng.amc.seoul.kr
Contact email: sjchung@amc.seoul.kr
 

Malaysia
University of Malaysia Medical Centre
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 4 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Apomorphine Therapy
     
Curriculum:

The Parkinson's/Movement Disorders Service at the University of Malaya (in Kuala
Lumpur, Malaysia) was established around 2009, with the appointment of Dr. Lim
Shen-Yang upon his return from Melbourne / Toronto (where he undertook Fellowship
training with Prof. Anthony E. Lang).

Prof. Lim directs the service which has a very busy workload (seeing more than 80
patients with Parkinson's/Movement Disorders every week / at least 3 outpatient clinics
per week, not inclusive of Botulinum toxin - please see below).

Besides Dr. Lim, the other Neurologist within this service is Dr. Tan Ai Huey, who is in
the process of completing her PhD in the area of PD and the Gut. We have two
experienced nurses (the first in Malaysia) with a specific interest in this area and in
neurorehabilitation. There is a weekly Botulinum toxin clinic (conducted by Prof. Lim,
alternating with Prof. Goh Khean Jin who is a neuromuscular/EMG expert).

We have a significant number of patients undergoing treatment with apomorphine
therapy and deep brain stimulation surgery. Our functional neurosurgeon, Assoc. Prof.
Kalai Muthusamy, obtained his PhD in this area from Oxford University under the
mentorship of Prof. Tipu Aziz.

There is a lot of scope for research, and we have a "faithful" following of patients are
very willing to participate in clinical studies - we are proud to say that this stems in
large part from the good service and warm care that we provide to our patients over the
years. We also have close links with the Malaysian PD Association.

Another exciting prospect is that we have been given a significant philanthropic
endowment to set up a dedicated Centre for Parkinson's & Related Disorders. The
building of this Centre (a stand-alone building adjacent to the main hospital campus) is
anticipated to take place over the next few years.

Represented subspecialites:

Psychology - 2
Psychiatry - 10
Gerontology - 8
Neuroimaging - 5
Neurosurgery - 8
Neurology - 10
Neuroscience - 10
Nursing - 2
Nutrition/Dietetics - 4
Physical Therapy - 4
Social Work - 4
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 4
 

Contact information:

Contact name: Shen-Yang Lim
Contact email: limshenyang@ymail.com

People's Republic of China
1. The First Affiliated Hospital of China Medical University
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 2 years
Positions available: 6
Length of fellowship training: 12-36 months

Specific training:
  • Individual Treatment of PD
  • Character of Fatigue in PD
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 10
Psychiatry - 15
Gerontology - 2
Neuroimaging - 13
Neuropharmacology - 5
Neurosurgery - 12
Neurology - 25
Neuroscience - 10
Nursing - 30
Nutrition/Dietetics - 6
Physical Therapy - 14
Social Work - 11
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 4

Contact information:

Contact name: Xiaoguang Luo
Contact email: grace_shenyang@163.com
Contact name: Rao Fu
Contact email: furaorich@gmail.com
 

2. Second Affiliated Hospital - Zhejiang University School of Medicine

Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 5 years
Positions available: 2
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
     
Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 1
Psychiatry - 1
Gerontology - 1
Neuroimaging - 1
Neuropharmacology - 0
Neurosurgery - 0
Neurology - 49
Neuroscience - 0 
Nursing - 50
Nutrition/Dietetics - 1 
Physical Therapy - 1
Social Work - 1
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 1 
 

Curriculum:
  • Phenomenology of movement disorders
  • Dyskinesia
  • Tremor
  • Tics and Tourette syndrome
  • Chorea
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Gait disorder
  • Drug induced dystonia
  • Basal ganglia
  • DBS for PD
  • Psychogenic movement disorders
  • Paroxysmal kinesigenic dyskinesia

     
Contact information:

Contact name: Zhang Baorong
Website: http://en.z2hospital.com/
Contact email: brzhang@zju.edu.cn

 
3. Institute of Neuroscience, Soochow University
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 26 years
Positions available: 8
Length of fellowship training: 6 months 

Specific training:
  • Botulinum toxin injections
  • Electrophysiology in movement disorders
     
Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 3
Psychiatry - 1
Gerontology - 4
Neuroimaging - 15
Neuropharmacology - 18
Neurosurgery - 23
Neurology - 32
Neuroscience - 30
Nursing - 69
Nutrition/Dietetics - 6
Physical Therapy - 10
Social Work - 5
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 3

Contact information:

Contact name: Yun Shen
Contact email: shenyun127@126.com
Website: http://neuroscience.suda.edu.cn/en

 

4. West China Hospital of Sichuan University
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 3 years
Length of fellowship training: 3-12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
     
Represented subspecialties:

Neuroimaging - 15
Neurosurgery - 50
Neurology - 45
Nursing - 120

Curriculum:

Department of Neurology, West China Hospital of Sichuan University is the tertiary referral center of southwest China. Each year, more than 5,000 patients with various movement disorders visit our outpatient department and more than 1,000 patients with movement disorders are admitted to the inpatient department for diagnosis and treatment. In addition, more than 500 patients are treated by botulinum toxin injection, and 50 patients are treated by deep brain stimulation each year.

Our training program covers every aspect of movement disorders including clinical features, diagnosis, management, advances, as well botulinum toxin treatment clinic, preoperational evaluation and programing of DBS treatment for movement disorders. The trainee can rotate in inpatient department and outpatient clinic to practice movement disorders depending on the stay duration of trainee. The training courses include:

1. Concept and classification of movement disorders
2. General introduction of pathogenesis of movement disorders
3. General introduction of hypokinetic disorders
4. Parkinson disorder:diagnosis and treatment
5. Atypical Parkinson disorders:diagnosis and treatment
6. General introduction of hyperkinetic disorders
7. Dystonia:diagnosis and treatment
8. Tremor:diagnosis and treatment
9. Chorea:diagnosis and treatment
10. Myoclonus:diagnosis and treatment
11. Tic disorder:diagnosis and treatment
12. Psychogenic movement disorders:diagnosis and treatment
13. Drug induced movement disorders:diagnosis and treatment
14. Gait disorder:diagnosis and treatment
15. Botulinum toxin treatment for movement disorders
16. Deep brain stimulation treatment for movement disorders
17. Genetic update of movement disorders
18. Neuroimaging update of movement disorders
19. Neuropathology update of movement disorders
20. Rehabilitation of movement disorders
 

Contact information:

Contact name: Huifang Shang
Website: http://eng.cd120.com/
Contact email: hfshang2002@163.com

 

5. Fujian Medical University Union Hospital
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 2 years
Length of fellowship training: 3 months
Positions available: 2

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Represented subspecialties:

Gerontology - 30
Psychology - 1
Psychiatry - 1
Neuroimaging - 20
Neuropharmacology - 8
Neurosurgery - 23
Neurology - 35
Neuroscience - 2
Nursing - 16
Nutrition/Dietetics - 5
Physical Therapy - 6
Social Work - 4
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 6

Curriculum:
  • Training of external anal sphincter electromyography
  • Training of botulinum toxin injection
  • New progress research on the movement disorders
     
Contact information:

Contact name: Qin-yong Ye
Website: http://en.fjmu.edu.cn/s/3/t/2/p/1/c/34/list.htm
Contact email: unionqyye@163.com

 

6. Xuanwu Hospital of Capital Medical University
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 15 years
Length of fellowship training: 36 months
Positions available: 2

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Represented subspecialties:

Gerontology - 23
Psychology - 2
Psychiatry - 3
Neuroimaging - 15
Neuropharmacology - 12
Neurosurgery - 80
Neurology - 105
Neuroscience - 118
Nursing - 500
Nutrition/Dietetics - 8
Physical Therapy - 34
Social Work - 40
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 3
 

Contact information:

Contact name: Piu Chan
Contact email: pbchan@hotmail.com

 

7. Ruijin Hospital, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 18 years
Positions available: 2
Length of fellowship training: Unknown

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
  • Basic Research on Etiology and Pathogenesis of Movement Disorders
     
Represented subspecialties:

Gerontology -  2
Psychology - 2
Psychiatry - 1
Neuroimaging - 2
Neuropharmacology - 0
Neurosurgery - 4
Neurology - 10
Neuroscience - 2
Nursing - 2
Nutrition/Dietetics - 1
Physical Therapy - 3
Social Work - 1
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 1
 

Curriculum:

Diagnosis and differential diagnosis, internal and surgical therapy, physical therapy,
neuroimaging, DBS, botulinum toxin injection, electrophysiology, basic research, etc.

Contact information:

Contact name: Qin Xiao
Contact email: xiaoqin67@medmail.com.cn

Singapore
National Neuroscience Institute
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 10 years.
Positions available: 2
Length of fellowship training: 12 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Curriculum:

Training Objectives

1. To excel in the evaluation and management of patients with parkinsonism and other movement disorders.
2. To acquire skills in the use of Botulinum toxin for the management of movement disorders.
3. To understand the role of the neurologists in DBS surgery: patient selection, pre-operative assessment, intra-operative evaluation and post-operative programming.
4. To become familiar with various clinical rating scales and videotape protocols.
5. To learn and understand research strategies, methodologies and techniques in PD and movement disorders.

Methodology / Programme Content

  • Specialists PD and MD clinics
  • Botulinum Toxin clinics
  • Care of inpatients with movement disorders
  • Hands-on attachment in motor control laboratory
  • DBS surgery: pre, intra, and post-operative management
  • Movement Disorders and multi-disciplinary rounds
  • Participation in research projects, presentations and publications
  • Attendance at scientific meetings and rounds
  • Visits to PD exercise class/physiotherapy session, occupational therapy, voice class/speech therapy and growth groups/medical social worker counseling sessions
  • Introduction to PD patient support groups at NNI the work of the PD Society (Singapore)
  • Other attachments at the specific request of the fellow will be incorporated where possible
     
Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 2
Neuroimaging - 6
Neurosurgery - 2
Neurology - 20
Neuroscience - 6
Nursing - 5
Nutrition/Dietetics - 4
Physical Therapy - 5
Social Work - 4
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 4

Contact information:

Contact name: Dr. Louis Tan
Contact email: louis_tan@nni.com.sg
Program website: www.nni.com.sg

Additional comments:

Dr. Louis Tan heads the program at the Tan Tock Seng Hospital campus with Drs. Au Wing Lok and Tay Kay Yaw. Dr. Tan Eng King heads the program at the Singapore General Hospital campus with Dr. Prakash.

Taiwan
National Taiwan University Hospital
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 8 years.
Positions available: 1
Length of fellowship: 12-24 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Electrophysiology in Movement Disorders
     
Curriculum:

Prof. Ruey-Meei Wu (Robin Wu) heads the program at the “Centre of Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorders” which is certificated as “NPF Center of Excellence” of Parkinson’s disease in research, care and outreach in the world, and awarded as “The Symbol of National Quality” in the featured specialty section, hospital category by institute for biotechnology & medicine industry in Taiwan. 

The Movement disorder fellowship program at the National Taiwan University Hospital offers a rich clinical and research experience to train specialist who will be effective in improving the quality of care for patients and promote the competitive field of movement disorder basic research. The length of the training program is 1-2 years. The Program Contents include:

  • In-ward patient care and out patient clinics of Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders
  • Training of botulinum toxin injection for dystonia
  • Training in DBS surgery on preoperative screening and evaluation, intra-operative mapping, post-operative programming and adjustment of medication
  • Training in neuro-cognitive tests
  • Research on the genetics of Parkinsonism, molecular biology of neuronal death and electrophysiology of DBS by using cellular and animal models
     
Represented subspecialities:

Psychology - 5
Psychiatry - 16
Gerontology - 12
Neuroimaging - 6
Neuropharmacology - 2
Neurosurgery - 10
Neurology - 17
Nursing - 16
Nutrition/Dietetics - 10
Physical Therapy - 37
Social Work - 37
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 11
Pediatric Neurologists - 3
Physician Specialists in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - 13
Occupational Therapeutics - 10

Contact information:

Contact name: Dr. Ruey-Meei Wu
Contact email: robinwu@ntu.edu.tw
Program website: www.pdcenterntuh.org.tw

Additional information:

Applicants must have completed their Neurology training; additional salary support other than the Training Fellowship is not available.

Thailand
Chulalongkorn Center of Excellence on Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
 
Fellowship training information:

Has had a movement disorders fellowship training program for 4 years.
Positions available: 2
Length of fellowship training: 24 months

Specific training:
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
     
Curriculum:

The first year of the fellowship is focused on the clinical training in movement disorders with exposure to movement disorders clinic twice a week, botulinum toxin clinic once week and deep brain stimulation surgery once a month. There are also in-patient movement disorders consultations as well as preoperative assessment for DBS. Regular movement disorders conference is conducted once a week to include various activities, such video conference, journal club or topic reviews.

The fellow is required to conduct research in accordance of the MSc degree of the university which can be either clinical or basic science research. During the second year, the fellow will have more dedicated time to continue his/her research and an elective time for movement disorders at another institution abroad. Our center's staff includes two full-time movement disorder neurologists, two part-time movement disorder neurologists, four movement disorders nurses, one movement disorder physical therapist and one scientist. Our gait laboratory is equipped with GAITRite and posturography. We are also in a process of developing an electrophysiologic laboratory to study tremor and myoclonus.

Represented subspecialties:

Psychology - 1
Psychiatry - 5
Gerontology - 1
Neuroimaging - 2
Neuropharmacology - 1
Neurosurgery - 9
Neurology - 9
Neuroscience - 3
Nursing - 20
Nutrition/Dietetics - 3
Physical Therapy - 10
Social Work - 5
Speech/Swallowing Therapy - 2
Supported Scientist - 1

Contact information:

Contact name: Roongroj Bhidayasiri, MD, FRCP
Contact email: rbh1@ucla.edu

MDS-ES (European Section) Visting Trainee Grant Program Host Centers

Czech Republic

Charles University Prague
Prof. Evzen Ruzicka, MD, DSc, FCMA, FEAN
Dept. of Neurology and Center of Clinical Neuroscience
Charles University and General University Hospital in Prague
Katerinska 30, Praha 2, Czech Republic
Telephone +4202 2496 5550
E-mail eruzi@lf1.cuni.cz

Language requirements: English, Czech
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Daily clinical practice in the full spectrum of movement disorders
Areas in which specific training is offered: Botulinum toxin injections, Clinical Pharmacology of Parkinson's disease, Deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, Neurophysiology in movement disorders, Rehabilitation
Areas of clinical/research interests: Cognitive Disorders, Dystonia, Genetics, Huntington's disease, Neuroimaging, Neurophysiology, Neuropsychiatry, Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), Restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders, Spasticity, Surgical Therapy, Tics/Stereotypies, Tremor
Type and duration: Clinical 6 months; Research 6 months

France
France

Assistance Publique Hôpitaux
Jean-Philippe Azulay, PhD, MD
80 Rue Brochier
13005 Marseille
France
Website: https://www.aphp.fr/
E-mail: jean-philippe.azulay@ap-hm.fr

Language requirements: French.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Movement disorder outpatient clinic, deep  brain stimulation (surgical room, settings), botulinum toxin, movement disorder inpatient clinic.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, Botulinum toxin injections, Clinical Pharmacology of Parkinson's diease, Deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, Neurophysiology in movement disorders.
Areas of clinical research interest: Ataxia, Botulinum toxin treatments, Clinical trials, Huntington's disease, Neuroimaging, Neuropsychiatry, Parkinson's diease, Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkonsonism-plus), Surgical Therapy, Tics/Stereotypies, Tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: more than 6 months.

 

CHU Grenoble Alpes
Elena Moro, MD, PhD
Neurology Department, BP 217
38043 Grenoble
France
Website: http://www.chu-grenoble.fr/
E-mail: emoro@chu-grenoble.fr

Language requirements: French is required for clinical fellowship; English for research fellowship.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Full DBS training for movement disorders; Other advanced treatments for PD (apomorphine pumps and Duodopa); Pediatric movement disorders; Gait disorders; Ultrasound guided botulinum toxin injections
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, Botulinum toxin injections, Clinical Pharmacology of Parkinson's disease, Deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, Rehabilitation.
Areas of clinical research interest: Botulinum toxin treatments, Clinical trials, Dystonia, Huntington's disease, Neuroimaging, Parkinson's disease, Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), Pediatric movement disorders, Surgical Therapy, Tics/Stereotypies, Tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: more than 6 months.

 

CHU Nantes
Philippe Damier, MD, PhD
Clinique Neurologique
F-44093 NANTES
Tel: +33 24 016 5205
Fax: +33-24 016 5203
E-mail: philippe.damier@chu-nantes.fr

Language requirements: French mandatory for clinical program, English for research program.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Movement disorder outpatient clinic, deep brain stimulation (surgical room, settings), botulinum toxin, movement disorder inpatient clinic (for clinical program more than 3 months).
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa.
Areas of clinical research interest: Clinical trials, cognitive disorders, neuroimaging, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: More than 6 months.
 

CHU Clermont Ferrand
Franck Durif, MD, PhD
Service de Neurologie
CHU Clermont-Ferrand BP 69
63003 Clermontferrand cedex 1
France
Tel: +33 47 375 1598
Secretary: +33 47 375 1594
E-mail: fdurif@chu-clermontferrand.fr

Language requirements: English, French.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, rehabilitation.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, myoclonus, neuroimaging, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months.
 

ICM Institute for Brain and Spine Research Centre
Marie Vidailhet, MD
Department of Neurology, University Hospital Salpetriere
47 Blvd. De L'Hopital
Salpetriere, Paris, France
E-mail: marie.vidailhet@aphp.fr

Language requirements: English (both clinic and research); French is welcome (interaction with patients); Clinic: all the supervisors are English-speaking.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Movement disorders clinic (reference Center); Botulinum clinic (outpatient); DBS Clinic (inpatient and outpatient); Apomorphine; Pump Parkinson reference Centre Gilles de la Tourette reference Centre Paediatrics and movement disorders Journal Club Lab meeting (research) Ward rounds and grand rounds weekly session on movement disorders (and clinical discussion with selected patients); scientific conferences at the ICM (research) possible; sleep lab with Prof. Arnulf possible; physiology and movement disorders with Prof. Apartis.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine; Botulinum toxin injections; Clinical Pharmacology of Parkinson's disease; Deep brain stimulation; Neurophysiology in movement disorders; movement disorders pediatrics.
Areas of clinical research interest: Botulinum toxin treatments; Dystonia; Genetics; Myoclonus; Neuroimaging; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Parkinson's disease; Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkonsonism-plus); Pediatric movement disorders; Surgical Therapy; Tics/Stereotypies; Tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical 6 months; Research: more than 6 months.


Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases
Wassilios Meissner, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
1 place Amélie Raba-Léon, 33076
Bordeaux, France
Tel: +33 55 782 1253
Fax: +33 55 656 6702
E-mail: wassilios.meissner@chu-bordeaux.fr
Website: www.imnc-bordeaux.org

Language requirements: French preferred, but English also accepted.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: The Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases offers a broad spectrum of in- and outpatient training activities with multidisciplinary management of patients with PD and movement disorders involving several units:

  • A 12-bed ward dedicated to Movement Disorders (Prof. Tison, Prof. Meissner, Dr. Daubigney)
  • The clinical branch of the Institute of Neurodegenerative Diseases (IMNc, Prof. Tison) that hosts the multidisciplinary outpatient clinic of the regional Expert Centre for PD (Prof. Meissner)
  • A DBS program (Prof. Pierre Burbaud, Prof. Dominique Guehl, Dr. Damon-Perrière)
  • The Bordeaux site of the French Reference Centre for Multiple System Atrophy (Prof. Meissner, Dr. Foubert-Samier + allied health professionals)
  • Competence centres for Huntington’s disease (Prof. Goizet), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (Prof. Meissner, Dr Auriacombe), Tourette syndrome (Prof. Burbaud) and Wilson’s disease (Prof. Meissner)
  • The Bordeaux site of the French Reference Centeer for Neurogenetics covering genetic movement disorders (Prof. Goizet)
  • A botulinum toxin clinic with a large cohort of patients with dystonia (Prof. Burbaud, Prof. Guehl)
  • A neurophysiological laboratory with special interest in PD and Movement Disorders (Prof. Guehl)
  • Several clinical research programs are run at IMNc and the French Reference Centre for MSA (biomarkers, cognition, epidemiology, imaging, sleep, treatment trials including DBS)


Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, rehabilitation, autonomic function testing.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, epidemiology, genetics, Huntington’s disease, myoclonus, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 3 months or longer if home institution covers costs for salary; Research: (same response for clinic/research).
 

Toulouse University Hospital
Olivier Rascol, MD, PhD
Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Neurosciences
Faculty of Medicine
37 Allees Jules Guesde, 31000 Toulouse, France
Tel: +33 56 114 5962
Fax: +33 56 125 5116
E-mail: olivier.rascol@univ-tlse3.fr

Language requirements: French.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, rehabilitation.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, epidemiology, Huntington’s disease, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), spasticity, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months and more than 6 months.

Germany
Germany

University of Leipzig
Joseph Classen, MD
Professor of Neurology
Chairman, Department of Neurology
Liebigstr. 20
04103 Leipzig
Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 341 972 4200
Fax: +49 (0) 341 972 4209
E-mail: joseph.classen@medizin.uni-leipzig.de

Language requirements: German, English.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee program: Participation in movement disorders clinic, grand rounds, Botulinum toxin treatment, participation in DBS program (theatre, peri- and postoperative management), research schools (IMPRS).
Areas in which specific training is offered: botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, myoclonus, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and Parkinsonism-plus), restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Research 6 months and more than 6 months.
 

Philipps University of Marburg
Lars Timmermann, MD
Department of Neurology
Rudolf-Bultmann Str. 8
Marburg 35033
Germany
Tel: +49 64 215 865 193
Fax: +49 64 215 865 164
E-mail: lars.timmermann@uk-gm.de

Language requirements: German for clinical and research, where patient contact is required, English for experimental research.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Differential diagnosis – imaging (MRA, PET, SPECT), neurophysiology, deep brain stimulation, pharmacotherapeutical trials (German Parkinson Study Group – Coordination Center); Experimental research: only useful when training program is at least 12 months – some expertise in laboratory techniques in animal research is required. Prodromal and manifest models of Parkinson’s disease in mice, sterotactic surgery – immunohistochemistry, patch clamp electrophysiology.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, neurosurgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Clinical trials, cognitive disorders, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and Parkinsonism-plus), restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders, surgical therapy, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: more than 6 months.


University of Dresden
Heinz Reichmann, MD, PhD
Chair and Professor of Neurology
Department of Neurology
Fetscher Strasse 74,
D-01307 Dresden, Germany
Tel: +49 351 458 3565
Fax: +49 351 458 4365
E-mail: heinz.reichmann@mailbox.tu-dresden.de

Language requirements: German, English.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: PET, parenchymal sonography, quantitative smell and tremor analysis, modern treatment, lab expertise in mitochondrial energy metabolism and stem cell research, comprehensive PD ward, DBS, apomorphine and Duodopa pumps.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, rehabilitation.
Areas of clinical/research interests: botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and Parkinsonism-plus), restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months and more than 6 months; Research: 6 months and more than 6 months.

Italy
Italy

Humanitas Research Hospital Milano
Alberto Albanese, MD
Via Celoria 11
20133 Milano
Tel. +39 02 2394 2552
Fax +39 02 2394 2539
E-mail: alberto.albanese@unicatt.it

Language requirements: Italian and English are the official languages of the hospital. Medical training is held in English.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Dedicated outpatient clinics (hypokinetic syndromes, hyperkinetic syndromes), inpatients, BoNT clinics, DBS.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neuropsychology.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, myoclonus, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), spasticity, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months.
 

Institute of Neurology
Angelo Antonini, MD, PhD
University of Padua
Padua, Italy
E-mail: angelo3000@yahoo.com

Language requirements: English, Italian, German.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee program: Clinical assessment of patients, definition of rehabilitation protocols, learning how to organize a multidisciplinary team, definition of neuropsychology protocols, cognitive behavioral therapy, use of specific imaging software including MRI, EEG, MEG.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, rehabilitation.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, epidemiology, genetics, Huntington’s disease, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), pediatric movement disorders, spasticity, surgical therapy, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months and more than 6 months.
 

University of Catania
Mario Zappia, MD
Director of Neurologic Clinic
Department of Neurosciences
Via S. Sofia, 78 – 95123 Catania
Italy
Tel: +39 095 716 9392
Fax: +39 095 330 943
E-mail: m.zappia@unict.it

Language requirements: English.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, rehabilitation.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Clinical trials, cognitive disorders, epidemiology, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: more than 6 months.

The Netherlands
The Netherlands

University Medical Centre Groningen (UMCG)
Marina AJ de Koning-Tijssen
Department of Neurology AB 51
University medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
PO Box 30.001
9700 RB Groningen
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 50 36 12400
Fax: +31 50 36 11707
E-mail: M.A.J.de.Koning-Tijssen@umcg.nl

Language requirements: English, Dutch if possible, but not essential.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: The Movement Disorders section of the UMCG offers a broad spectrum of activities with a special focus on diagnosis and treatment of hyperkinetic movement disorders and the (long term) treatment options in patients with PD. The section includes several adult outpatient clinics, a multidisciplinary pediatric outpatient clinic, a DBS functional surgery program and a botulinum toxin clinic. There is a large expertise in clinical research with a special interest in functional imaging (PET & fMRI), neurophysiological tests (EMG, EEG, LFP, TMS) and neurogenetics.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, pediatric movement disorders.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, genetics, Huntington’s disease, myoclonus, neuroimaging, neuropharmacology, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, pediatric movement disorders, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months and more than 6 months.

Spain
Spain

CINAC HM Hospitales
Jose Obeso, MD,PhD
Av. Carlos V, 70, 28938 Móstoles
Madrid, Spain
+34 912 67 32 01
E-mail: Laura Arenas

Language requirements: English/Spanish
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Weekly lab meeting and journal clubs Clinic: movement disorders diagnosis and treatment, neuropsycology Research: facial expression in PD, MRI- guided FUS, deep brain stimulation, functional imagining
Areas in which specific training is offered: Deep brain stimulation; Neurophysiology in movement disorders.
Areas of clinical research interest: Clinical trials; Cognitive Disorders; Myoclonus; Neuroimaging; Neurophysiology; Neuropsychiatry; Parkinson's disease; Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus); Surgical Therapy; Tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months.
 

Hospital Universitario of Burgos
Avda Islas Baleares, 3, 09006 Burgos, Spain
Esther Cubo Delgado, MD, PhD
Movement Disorders Unit
Neurology Department
Tel:  +34 94 725 6533, ext 353769
E-mail: mcubo@saludcastillayleon.es

Language requirements: Spanish.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Differential diagnosis of movement disorders, video rounds, journal club.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, Duodopa, Huntington's disease assessment and management.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Clinical trials, epidemiology, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), tics/stereotypies, tremor, new technologies.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months.
 

Hospital Ramón y Cajal
Juan Carlos Martínez Castrillo
Movement Disorders Unit
Neurology Service
28034 Madrid - Spain
Tel: +34 91 336 8397
Fax: +34 91 336 9016
E-mail: jmartinez.hrc@salud.madrid.org

Language requirements: Spanish and English.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Clinical Movement Disorder Clinic, botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation (PD, tremor and dystonia), apomorphine and intestinal levodopa.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, dystonia, epidemiology, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), spasticity, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical 1-3 months, 4-6 months.
 

Hospital Universitario Virgen del Rocío/Instituto de Biomedicina de Sevilla (IBiS)
Unidad de Trastornos del Movimiento (Movement Disorders Unit)
41013 Seville, Spain
Tel: +34 95 592 3040 (office)/+34 955 923 039 (laboratory)
Fax: +34 95 592 3101
E-mail: pmir@us.es
Website: www.ibis-sevilla.es

Language requirements: Primary language for clinical: Spanish; Primary language for research: English or Spanish.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program:
Hyperkinetic movement disorder clinics, Parkinson’s disease and parkinsonisms clinic, movement disorders in patients, surgical procedures, neurophysiological studies in movement disorders, genetic lab, neuroimaging analysis, movement disorders grand rounds.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, genetics.
Areas of clinical/research interests:
Botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, dystonia, genetics, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), pediatric movement disorders, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies.
Type and duration: Clinical 1-3 months, 4-6 months and more than 6 months; Research 1-3 months, 4-6 months and more than 6 months.
 

Fundacion Jiminez Diaz Barcelona
Pedro J Garcia Ruiz, MD, PhD
Avda Reyes Catolicos 2
Madrid 28040, Spain
Tel: +34 91 550 4882
Fax: +34 91 549 7381
E-mail: pgarcia@fjd.es

Language requirements: English (primary), Spanish (important, but not essential).
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Outpatient MD clnical assistance including HD program, DBS, apomorphine infusion and duodopa, botulinum toxin treatments (80 per month average), clinical sessions (hospital and multi-center), clinical research.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, neurophysiology in movement disorders, neuropsychology.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, myoclonus, neuropharmacology, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), spasticity, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months.
 

Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau
Jaime Kulisevsky, MD, PhD
Sant Antoni M. Claret 167, 08025 Barcelona – Spain
Tel: +34 93 291 9049
Fax: +34 93 455 4681
E-mail: jkulisevsky@santpau.cat

Language requirements: Primary language is Spanish. Trainee must understand and speak Spanish.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia, botulinum toxin treatments, clinical trials, cognitive disorders, dystonia, Huntington’s disease, neuroimaging, neurophysiology, neuropsychiatry, Parkinson’s disease, parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders, surgical therapy, tics/stereotypies, tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical 1-3 months, 4-6 months; Research 1-3 months, 4-6 months.

United Kingdom
United Kingdom

Imperial College London
Peter Bain, MA, MD, FRCP
Department of Neurology
Tel: +44 20 3311 1182
Fax: +44 20 3311 1253
E-mail: p.bain@imperial.ac.uk or yen.tai@imperial.ac.uk

Language requirements: English.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Tertiary movement disorders clinics and ward rounds, deep brain stimulation clinics and surgery, active clinical trial unit for movement disorders, botulinum toxin clinics.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, focused ultrasound thalamotomy.
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months or more than 6 months.
 

Kings College Hospital
K. Ray Chaudhuri, MD, FRCP, DSc
Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence
The Maurice Wohl Clinical Neuroscience Institute
Kings College London
5 Cutcombe Road
London SE5 9RT
Tel: +00 44 203 299 7153
Fax: +00 44 208 333 3093
E-mail: K. Ray Chaudhuri: ray.chaudhuri@kcl.ac.uk
E-mail: Marios Politis: marios.politis@kcl.ac.uk

Language requirements: English.
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Weekly clinics; tertiary, regional and local movement disorders clinics; young onset PD, PD advanced therapies, DBS, Dystonia, Old age PD, Nurse-led clinics, pediatric movement disorders, restless legs syndrome; advanced therapies program: Apomorphine, Levodopa infusion, participation in host non-motor PD program, DBS service, inpatient service, clinical trials, weekly academic meetings.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine, botulinum toxin injections, clinical pharmacology of Parkinson’s disease, deep brain stimulation, Duodopa, international non-motor PD program; Neurophysiology in movement disorders, Rehabilitation, Neuroimaging.
Areas of clinical/research interests: Botulinum toxin treatments, Clinical trials, Cognitive disorders, Dystonia, epidemiology, Genetics, Huntington’s disease, neuroimaging, Parkinson’s disease, Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus), restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders, Surgical Therapy, Tics/Stereotypies, Tremor.
Type and duration: Clinical 6 months; Research 6 months

 

St. George's University of London and Atkinson Morley Regional Neuroscience Centre
Mark Edwards, MBBS, BSc, FRCP, PhD
London United Kingdom
E-mail: medwards@sgul.ac.uk

Language requirements: English
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Parkinson's Disease; Infusion Therapies for Parkinson's Disease; DBS for Movement Disorders; Dystonia; Botulinum toxin; Functional Movement Disorders; Tremor Disorders; Tourette's Syndrome and Tics; Unusual and rare movement disorders; Atypical and Genetic parkinsonism
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine; Botulinum toxin injections; Clinical Pharmacology of Parkinson's disease; Deep brain stimulation; Duodopa; Neurophysiology in movement disorders; Rehabilitation
Areas of clinical/research interests: Ataxia; Botulinum toxin treatments; Clinical trials; Cognitive Disorders; Dystonia; Epidemiology; Genetics; Huntington's disease; Myoclonus; Neuroimaging; Neurophysiology; Neuropsychiatry; Parkinson's disease; Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkonsonism-plus); Surgical Therapy; Tics/Stereotypies; Tremor
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months or more than 6 months in length

 

University College London
Prof. Anthony Schapira
3B-94, Upper 3rd Floor
Institute of Neurology
Hampstead Campus. Rowland Hill St.
London, NW3 2PF, United Kingdom
Tel: + 020 7830 2012 (Ex: + 020 7794 0500 x34363)
Email: a.schapira@ucl.ac.uk
Fax: + 020 7472 6829

Language requirements: English
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Visiting trainees attend 3-5 half-day outpatient clinics per week, where they observe and participate in patients’ clinical evaluation, diagnoses, and planning of treatment courses - all under senior faculty supervision. Fellows also take part in weekly ward rounds where they experience the inpatient management of complex Movement Disorders. In addition to a general Movement Disorders clinical experience, several specialized rotations are available. These include neuropsychiatric service, cognitive clinic, rare/genetic Movement Disorders, Botulinum toxin injection clinic treating over 400 dystonia patients and the nationally largest DBS service. Our multidisciplinary DBS unit performs more than 150 surgeries per year, treating PD, tremor and dystonia, and providing fellows with extensive experience in pre-op evaluation, operating room procedures and post-op programming and follow-up. Overall, the clinical training can be tailored to accommodate each trainee’s interests, clinical abilities and training needs.
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine; Botulinum toxin injections; Clinical Pharmacology of Parkinson's disease; Deep brain stimulation; Duodopa; Neurophysiology in movement disorders; Rehabilitation
Areas of clinical research interest: Botulinum toxin treatments; Clinical trials; Cognitive Disorders; Dystonia; Genetics; Myoclonus; Neuroimaging; Neuropharmacology; Neurophysiology; Neuropsychiatry; Parkinson's disease; Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus); Spasticity; Surgical Therapy; Tics/Stereotypies; Tremor
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months


The Walton Centre Foundation Trust
Malcolm Steiger
Lower Lane, Fazakerley
Liverpool, L9 7LJ, United Kingdom
Phone: + 0151 525 3611
Fax: + 0151 529 5500
E-mail: Dr. Sundus Alusi: Sundus.Alusi@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk
E-mail: Dr. Antonella Macerollo: Antonella.Macerollo@thewaltoncentre.nhs.uk

Language requirements: English
Activities included in Visiting Trainee Program: Movement Disorder specialist clinic attendance; Inpatient ward rounds/referrals; Multidisciplinary meetings; Neurosciences Grand rounds; Postgraduate talk attendance
Areas in which specific training is offered: Apomorphine; Botulinum toxin injections; Clinical Pharmacology of Parkinson's disease; Deep brain stimulation; Duodopa; Neurophysiology in movement disorders
Areas of clinical research interest: Botulinum toxin treatments; Clinical trials; Cognitive Disorders; Dystonia; Genetics; Huntington's disease; Neuroimaging; Neurophysiology; Neuropsychiatry; Parkinson's disease; Parkinsonism, MSA, PSP (secondary and parkinsonism-plus); Restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders; Spasticity; Surgical Therapy; Tics/Stereotypies; Tremor
Type and duration: Clinical: 6 months; Research: 6 months

MDS-PAS (Pan American Section) Visiting Trainee Grant Program Host Centers

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