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1st MDS African School for Young Neurologists


1st MDS African School for Young Neurologists

1st African School for Young Neurologists: Fundamentals of Movement Disorders
Cairo, Egypt – January 17-19, 2019

Course Directors: Ali Shalash, MD & Joaquim J. Ferreira, MD, PhD

Course Description

The 1st MDS African School for Young Neurologists represents a unique opportunity for young neurologists from Africa, especially North Africa 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.

Learning Objectives

-Examine a patient with a movement disorder
-Reach a diagnosis on straightforward movement disroder cases
-Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorder patients
-Present a movement disorder case history
-Design, review and modify a patient treatment plan

Recommended Audience

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 enrolled in Movement Disorder training in the regions of North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Europe.


Days 1 and 3: InterContinental City Stars Hotel
Day 2: Ain Shams University

Registration deadline and travel bursary deadline has passed.

Questions? Please feel free to leave a comment below or email ZWR1Y2F0aW9uIHwgbW92ZW1lbnRkaXNvcmRlcnMgISBvcmc=.

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