The MDS-PAS State of the Art of Movement Disorders in the Southern Cone Course was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on October 27-28, 2023.
The course was organized to overcome educational barriers in education in Movement Disorders in the region, with the goal of improving care of patients living with movement disorders and their families.
More than 102 people from Uruguay, Paraguay, Chile, Bolivia, Perú, Colombia, México, Panama, Canada, and Argentina attended the course.
Attendees received a pleasant educational experience based in the discussion of real-life cases with interactive engagement. The course covered an update on the most advanced aspects of diagnosis and treatment in Parkinson's disease (PD), atypical parkinsonisms (APD), essential tremor (ET), dystonia, and chorea according to the modality of regional neurological practice.
In the afternoon, attendees broke into smaller groups for live patient consultation rounds to discuss real-life cases in early and advanced PD, APD, chorea, dystonia and ataxia, and joined industry skills workshops on advanced therapies like DBS surgery for PD, ET, and dystonia, and the use of Apomorphine infusion pumps in PD. Representatives of DBS manufacturers and Apomorphine infusion pumps presented leads and devices available in the region, and participants and faculty discussed indications and programming of these devices.
At the end of the Course, the Faculty joined together for final remarks, which turned into a lively exchange with the audience. The group noted that the ambience of the course provided a thoroughly enjoyable teaching and learning experience, and discussed directions for networking collaborations. It created a sense that the course had accomplished its objectives.