Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders


Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders

August 23-25, 2018 – Puebla, Mexico


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Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson’s Disease takes place August 23-25, 2018, in Puebla, Mexico.Course Directors

Dante Oropeza Canto, MD
Hospital Angeles Puebla
Puebla, Mexico

Maricruz Velázquez Vaquero, MD
Hospital Angeles Puebla
Puebla, Mexico

Course Description

The Allied Health Team Training for Parkinson’s disease is a three-day course designed by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) to increase knowledge about Parkinson’s disease, to build capacity for comprehensive inter-professional care in the treatment of Parkinson’s disease.

  • One of the goals of the course is to generate interdisciplinary teams of professionals who work in movement disorders clinics and projects that serve both patients and the professionals who serve them.
  • Provide interactive learning through five defined lecture modules, with question and answer time. Attendees: physical therapists, occupational therapists, nurses, therapists, nutritionists and neurologists in movement disorders, will highlight the knowledge required in motor, cognitive and language management of those patients with limitations in these areas.
  • The course will conclude with video case demonstrations of three patients in different stages of their illness, which will allow both the attendees and speakers to interact and discuss their different approaches, as well as possible alternatives in patient management. 

Course Language: The course will be presented in Spanish with some lectures in English, as noted in the program. Simultaneous translation will be available. 

Recommended Audience

The course is intended for nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language therapists, social workers, psychologists, neurologists physicians and the majority of whom already have some experience with the management of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders, and are interested in further education and collaboration.

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the Latin American Perspective (in Mexico) of Parkinson’s disease
  • Implement the use of an interdisciplinary and/or inter-professional team when working with patients living with Parkinson’s disease 
  • Support a person with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners in self-management
  • Identify the different clinical and social approaches when working with patients living intermediate and advanced Parkinson’s disease

Centro Mexicano Universitario de Ciencias y Humanidades (CMUCH)
Direccion: San José Xilotzingo No. 10731, esquina 109 Oriente, Col. San José Xilotzingo, San José Xilotzingo, 72583 Puebla, Pue., México
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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 handling your application needs further clarification, please contact

Advance Registration Members and Non-Members: $100 USD
Onsite Registration: Add an extra $20 USD

Registration closed August 9, 2018.

Registration includes entrance to all sessions, course materials, coffee breaks, 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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