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Led by internationally recognized movement disorder experts, the Seventh Annual International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents offers a broad education on movement disorders, the latest research and potential career paths in the field. The goal of the course is to provide in-depth education on movement disorders and encourage neurology residents to consider specializing in the field.
Esteemed guest, Dr. Stanley Fahn, will share his inspirational story on his half century career devoted to movement disorders, including a perspective on how the field has developed, why movement disorders offers a wonderful career trajectory, and what he thinks the next half century will bring. Participants will have a chance to ask Dr. Fahn questions in open forum...
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Steven J. Frucht, MD; NYU Langone; New York, NY, USA
Erika Driver-Dunckley, MD; Mayo Clinic; Scottsdale, AZ, USA
To be announced
The primary purpose of this course is to provide information on Parkinson's disease, hyperkinetic disorders, atypical parkinsonism (multiple system atrophy (MSA), progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), corticobasal degeneration (CBD)), ataxia, dystonia, botulinum toxin, deep brain stimulation (DBS), unusual movements and functional movement disorders.
Led by internationally recognized movement disorder experts, the program provides:- Didactic lectures and panel discussions with interactive question-and-answer sessions - Review of case studies and engage in a differential diagnosis exercise with the international experts- Small group live patient consultation rounds with the experts (a highlight of the course)- Meet the experts as they share how they became movement disorders specialists - An opportunity for participants to submit patient video case presentation for a video competition (cases are submitted prior to the course)
Participants will also have access to additional MDS online lectures, within the MDS Education Roadmap on: basal ganglia physiology, serving under-represented communities, Lewy body dementia, psychiatric and sleep disturbances in Parkinson’s disease.
A highlight of the course is the patient clinical rounds where experts examine patients with different types of movement disorders.In addition, students are encouraged to submit their own patient case presentation, prior to the course, to be considered for the video case competition. This session will provide an opportunity for students to hear how the panel of experts evaluate cases. To learn more about the video case competition, please Click here
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Upon completion of this activity, learners will be able to:
1. Examine a patient with a movement disorder
2. Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disorders cases
3. Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
4. Present a movement disorders case history
5. Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan
This activity is intended for:
General neurology residents (first-year interns, second-year and third-year) who are undecided in a sub-specialty and would like to learn about movement disorders. Application RequirementsOnly those residing in the Pan American Section of MDS can apply, with prioritization on the United States and Canada. Application site closes September 5, 2022 at 11:59pm US Central Time. *Individuals who previously attended this course in-person (2016-2019) are ineligible.
Accepted participants residing in the United States or Canada will receive complimentary registration, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the course.
Participants selected outside this geographic area are responsible for $100 registration fee, airfare/hotel accommodations and additional expenses. A limited number of travel grants are available to those residing in Latin America.
Saturday, October 1, 2022
TOPIC / SPEAKER (A 5 minute Q&A session will follow each lecture)
Welcome, Introductions and Overview of CourseSteven Frucht, MD; Erika Driver-Dunkley, MD (Course Directors)
Steven Frucht, MD and Ericka Driver-Dunckley, MD
Sunday, October 2, 2022
Please check in at Elizabeth Ballroom Foyer, lobby level. All plenary sessions will be held in Elizabeth the Ballroom.
This program is made possible with support from the Edmond J. Safra Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation.
Assumption of Risk and LiabilityAttendee assumes all risks and accepts sole responsibility for any injury (including, but not limited to, personal injury, disability, and death), illness, damage, loss, claim, liability or expense, of any kind, that they may experience or incur in connection with attending the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents.
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s Pan American Section (MDS-PAS) has taken preventative measures to reduce the spread of communicable disease including, but not limited to COVID-19 (“Communicable Disease”) at the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents. However, MDS cannot guarantee that attendees will not be exposed to or contract a Communicable Disease at the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents. Further, due to the nature of the facilities, services and programs offered at the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents, participants understand that attending the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents could increase their risk of contracting a Communicable Disease. Attendee agrees to abide by all applicable COVID-19-related requirements, advisories, policies, procedures, and protocols of the hotel and MDS-PAS as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the city of Newark, the State of New Jersey, and any other governmental authority for the duration of their stay.
Attendee understands the risk that they may be exposed to or infected by a Communicable Disease by attending the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents and that such exposure or infection may result in quarantine requirements, serious illness, permanent disability and/or death. Attendee further understands that the risk of becoming exposed to or infected by a Communicable Disease at the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents may result from the actions, omissions or negligence of themselves and others, including, but not limited to, MDS-PAS, its officers, employees, contractors, agents, representatives, sponsors, other participants, and any owners and lessors of premises used to conduct the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents (“Releasees”). ATTENDEE KNOWINGLY AND FREELY ASSUMES ALL SUCH RISKS, BOTH KNOWN AND UNKNOWN, EVEN IF ARISING FROM THE NEGLIGENCE OF THE RELEASEES, and assumes full responsibility for their participation in the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents.
COVID-19 Vaccination All those wishing to attend the MDS-PAS 7th Annual Movement Disorders School for Neurology Residents must be fully vaccinated or will be fully vaccinated by the time of the course. You may be asked for proof of this vaccination on site. If you agree to this, you may proceed with the course application. Your application acceptance to attend the course serves as your agreement to this statement. For further information about our health and safety protocols, please visit our COVID-19 FAQs. Individuals unable to make this attestation are asked not to apply for the course.
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This program will take place live and in-person on October 1-2, 2022 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel – Elizabeth Ballroom
1000 Spring St. Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA 07201, located (1) mile from Newark Liberty International Airport