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MDS Educational Resources for WFN Members

MDS is proud to partner with the World Federation of Neurology for World Brain Day 2020, and to work together to advocate for improved patient care, education, and additional research to help improve the lives of those living with Parkinson’s disease and their caregivers. Part of this partnership is sharing the free MDS educational resources available below.

To take advantage of additional resources available to MDS members, we invite you to visit our Membership page to learn more. 

Movement Disorders Fundamentals E-Learning Course Series

MDS welcomes individuals from the World Federation of Neurology’s Member Societies to the Movement Disorders Fundamentals E-Learning Course Series.


30 video presentations conducted by the top experts in the Movement disorders field


Complete overview of various aspects and clinical approaches to the evaluation and management of common movement disorders


Courses are free to access through the MDS Learning Management System.

To view the 31 available topics:

  1. Visit the Fundamentals Series page of the MDS Course Catalog
  2. Select the course of your choice and click Add to Cart (no cost); non-members will be asked to create a Learning Portal account
  3. From your cart, click the course title to enter the course
  4. Once in the course, use the tabs in the Table of Contents box at the top of the screen to navigate
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The history of movement disorders

Faculty: Christopher Goetz

Introduction to basal ganglia

Faculty: Mark Hallett

Classification and approach to the patient with movement disorders

Faculty: Anthony Lang

Diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Faculty: Stephen Reich

Autonomic and sleep and other non-motor complications (pre-motor and advance non-motor)

Faculty: Ron Postuma

Cognition and neurobehavioral complications of Parkinson's disease

Faculty: Charles Adler

Management of early motor Parkinson’s disease

Faculty: Alberto Espay

Management of advance stage Parkinson’s disease (motor fluctuations)

Faculty: Joaquim Ferreira

Surgery in Parkinson’s disease

Faculty: Michael Okun

Tauopathies - PSP and CBD

Faculty: Guenter Hoeglinger


Faculty: Bart P.C. van de Warrenburg

Pediatric movement disorders

Faculty: Terrence Sanger

Etiology of Parkinson’s disease-pathology of Parkinson’s disease

Faculty: Glenda Halliday

Genetics of Parkinson’s disease

Faculty: Christine Klein

Environmental factors in Parkinson’s disease

Faculty: Caroline Tanner

Molecular pathophysiology of Parkinson’s disease

Faculty: C. Warren Olanow

Multiple system atrophy

Faculty: Niall Quinn

Other causes of Parkinsonism

Faculty: Kailash Bhatia

Chorea (including HD)

Faculty: Francisco Cardoso

Tremors (other than PD)

Faculty: Victor Fung


Faculty: Roongroj Bhidayasiri

Tics and Tourette syndrome

Faculty: Joseph Jankovic


Faculty: Alberto Albanese

Drug-induced movement disorders

Faculty: Kapil Sethi

Restless legs syndrome

Faculty: Claudia Trenkwalder

Botulinum toxin treatment of movement disorders

Faculty: Cynthia Comella

Gait disorders

Faculty: Evžen Růžička

Movement disorder emergencies

Faculty: Steven Frucht

Assessment of movement disorders: rating scales and other evaluation tools

Faculty: Glenn Stebbins

Imaging of movement disorders

Faculty: Jon Stoessl

If you have reviewed the course series and are interested in accessing more information on movement disorders, MDS encourages all students, residents and fellows to take advantage of free membership. Further information can be found on our Membership page.


Handouts for Patient Care

MDS has compiled a series of downloadable patient handouts (as PDFs) on various movement disorder topics to be shared with patients. Handouts are available in more than 30 languages covering an assortment of topics in movement disorders, with new ones being added regularly.

Click here to search by movement disorders topic or by language.


Join MDS at the 2020 Virtual Congress

For the first time in its history, MDS will host a Virtual Congress in 2020. This will allow delegates an opportunity to access the full International Congress Scientific Program through a virtual platform without concern for health, welfare or travel. 

  • Scheduled, mock-live sessions will launch daily on the virtual platform September 12-16
  • Informative scientific sessions will feature live interactions with expert faculty
  • The Scientific Program will be accredited to provide AMA PRA Category 1™ credits

The MDS Virtual Congress 2020 is FREE to all neurologists! Registration will open in July. Learn more.

MDS and the WFN will culminate and celebrate their World Brain Day partnership with a joint virtual press event during the MDS Virtual Congress. Details will be shared at the link above as they become available.

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