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The Aspen Course


The Aspen Course

'The Aspen Course'
Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
Aspen, Colorado, USA – August 4-8, 2019

Course Directors
Michael S. Okun, MD
Cynthia Comella, MD

Course Description
The 2019 “Aspen Course” is the highly successful program previously of Columbia University from 1991 until it came to MDS in 2016. The tradition of the “Aspen Course” is a rite of passage for every Movement Disorder fellow. While the legend of this program is that anyone serious about the field of Movement Disorders has taken the course at least once.

This program will discuss the classification of these disorders, their differential diagnosis, and their treatment. The course curriculum also covers the phenomenology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, epidemiology, genetics, and other aspects of the entire field of Movement Disorders. This material will be presented in sessions utilizing didactic lectures, clinical discussion, case presentation, video demonstrations and panel discussions.

Participants are encouraged to bring interesting cases from their own practice for presentation during the “Night Video Rounds” session.

Recommended Audience
This course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorders fellows, and other health professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders. Additional programs such as luncheons and professional development are planned for fellows.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this program, participants will be able to:

-Recognize and classify parkinsonism, tremor, and other movement disorders
-Differentiate atypical parkinsonism from Parkinson’s disease
-Appraise treatment approaches for parkinsonism, dystonia, tremor, chorea, and other movement disorders
-Evaluate the phenomenology and classification of functional (psychogenic) disorders
-Formulate and classify gait disorders in parkinsonism, ataxia, and other hypokinetic or hyperkinetic movement disorders

CME Information
Accreditation Statement:
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society designates this activity for a maximum of 26.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.

Physician Competencies:
Patient care & procedural skills
Employ evidence-based practice
Increase medical knowledge

Overall Goal Statement
The goal of this program is to provide practical information on various developments and standards within the field of movement disorders.

Register Now:
The deadline to register is July 19, 2019.

Registration Rates
Member Reduced Rate (Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents): $375 USD
Non Member Reduced Rate (Allied Health Professionals, Fellows, Residents): $475 USD
Members: $625 USD
Non Members: $750 USD
Day Registration: $185 USD

Fellows Scholarship Application
Application must be submitted by the Fellowship Director - not the fellow. Application Deadline: May 3, 2019.

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