The Parkinson's Foundation is proud to sponsor this meeting's Fellows Mentoring Luncheon.
The 2018 “Aspen Course” is a continuation of the highly successful program previously of Columbia University, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence, from 1990 until it came to MDS in 2016. The course is designed for general neurologists, neurology residents, Movement Disorder fellows, and other healthcare professionals who which to enhance their knowledge of Movement Disorders.
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.
Michael S. Okun, MD, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
Cynthia Comella, MD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA, a Parkinson's Foundation Center of Excellence
- 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
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
- Patient care & procedural skills
- Employ evidence-based practice
- Increase medical knowledge