MDS-ES School for Young Neurologists

Summer School participants gather in Prague, Czech Republic in September 2015.

Course Description

The MDS-ES School for Young Neurologists is an opportunity for young neurologists who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders to receive in-depth instruction from internationally-recognized Movement Disorders experts.

Students will attend large lectures and panel discussions with question and answer sessions and will have the opportunity to examine patients with movement disorders and engage in a differential diagnosis with the international experts.

Students will present their own case-study videos to small groups for discussion and critique, and will be involved in group presentations and case discussions. Topics will focus on parkinsonism, hyperkinetic disorders and complex issues in Movement Disorders.

Recommended Audience

This course is intended for young neurologists within five years of their completion of general neurological training who are interested in specializing in Movement Disorders, and young neurologists who are already training in Movement Disorders. 

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Examine a patient with a movement disorder
  • Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorders cases
  • Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
  • Present a movement disorders case history
  • Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan
Upcoming Schools for Young Neurologists

2016 Winter and Summer Schools for Young Neurologists dates and locations to be announced.

Call for Hosts 2017-2019

The MDS-ES Education Committee is currently accepting applications to serve as a host for upcoming MDS-ES Schools for Young Neurologists for 2017-2019.

The European Section presents two annual schools for young neurologists, a Winter School typically held in February, and a Summer School, typically held in July. Due to the highly interactive nature of the School programs, a number of important criteria need to be met by potential host centers. Schools for Young Neurologists are three days in duration and include lectures, clinical examination rounds, and video presentations. Evening events are held on the first two evenings – an educational video dinner and a social dinner.

Host Requirements

Application Instructions

To apply to host an upcoming School for Young Neurologists, please submit a letter of intent to the MDS Secretariat at before December 1, 2015.

The letter of intent should address the host requirements   and include the following information:

1. Host name(s) and contact information
2. Institution name, city, and country
3. Brief description of available facilities. Description of clinical space, lecture space, and catering/coffee break space. Kindly include whether all program space (clinical examination and lecture room) is located in the same building or in different buildings.
4. Additional information about host institution and/or city which may be pertinent to site selection.
5. Whether you would be able to host a Winter School, a Summer School, or either; and which year(s) your institution could potentially host (2017-2019).

Past Schools for Young Neurologists

Summer Schools

Winter Schools


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