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11th PAS School for Young Neurologists


11th PAS School for Young Neurologists

Course Directors
Fernando Gracia, MD & Jose Ricardo López-Contreras, MD

Course Description
The goal is to increase general enthusiasm for movement disorders as an exciting discipline in the field of neurology, and to raise the level of expertise such that students will be able to better manage their patients in clinical practice. We welcome a range of familiarity with movement disorders. Some students have little experience with movement disorders and would like to improve their comfort level and approach and other students intend to focus their practice on movement disorders and wish to learn at a higher level. Both groups will find the School valuable and enjoyable. Attendance to the school is based on an application acceptance.

Course Highlights:

-A mixture of didactic lectures with videos, small group student case presentations and a video dinner where faculty will discuss “Training of botulinum toxin application”
-Guided live patient examinations with a variety of movement disorders
-Students will each submit a patient video case of their own as the course approaches to present in small groups
-How to visually recognize and classify movement disorders; parkinsonism; hyperkinetic movement disorders (such as chorea, dystonia, myoclonus, tremor); and ataxia.
-The emphasis on active learning, with direct examination of patients and videos, will help you learn movement disorders principles very quickly

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

-Examine a patient with a movement disorder
-Diagnose straightforward movement disorder cases
-Propose a differential diagnosis on more complex movement disorders patients
-Compose and present a movement disorders case history

Language of the Course
The course will be presented in Spanish with some talks presented in English, noted with an asterisk (*) in the program. No translation services will be available.

Recommended Audience
If you are a movement disorders fellow or have completed neurology residency within the past 5 years and reside in Central America: Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, República Dominicana and Panamá, you may apply.
If you have attended a previous MDS-PAS School for Young Neurologists you are ineligible.

Apply Now:
Application deadline: October 8, 2019
Notifications emailed: Week of October 21, 2019

A limited number of travel grants are available for MDS members of Waived Dues countries within Latin America, specifically Central America: Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, República Dominicana and Panamá. The travel grant application is located within the application for the course.

Registration fee for selected participants:
Non Members/Members residing in Panama: $50 USD
Non Members/Members residing outside of Panama: $100 USD

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