Towards improving your skills in Movement Disorders care
As the world is walking towards an aging society, “disorders of the elderly” are and will be on the rise. Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders are more commonly seen in the elderly patients. Apart from that, younger people also suffer from various movement disorders. Each individual with Parkinson’s Disease has different symptomatology within what consists of motor and non-motor symptoms. Every patient has his/her own concerns and sets of challenges and response to treatment. It is prudent for us as a doctor to provide the best of care to enhance their quality of life so that they live as much a normal life as possible. For this, a training is needed in the field of movement disorders, so that doctors can learn the art of diagnosing and treating individual patients with these disorders.
Chulalongkorn Centre of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders was established in 2006. Since then, it has trained 18 local fellows and many short-term international fellows. The Centre has been involved in many educational and research activities both at the national and international levels. Many of our fellows have been on international stages, such as the AOPMC and the MDS International congresses, and have received various local and international awards. More information on the Centre and its activities can be found at www.chulapd.org
- To get updated on recent findings about Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders
- To gain specialization on clinical practice in caring of Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders patients at both out-patient clinic and in-patient care.
What to Learn
The 3 to 6-months training is offered twice each year (January – June and July – December). Attendees will get updated on the advanced knowledge and clinical findings through weekly seminars of selected topics of movement disorders. Clinical practice will be conducted at both out-patients clinic and in-patient care units which include the followings:
- Botulinum toxin clinic
- Parkinson’s disease clinic
- Hyperkinetic movement disorders clinic
- Advanced care clinic
- Gait clinic
- Home adaptation clinic
- Neuropsychiatry for movement disorders clinic
- Neurophysiology for movement disorders clinic
Certification will be issued upon completing the full course and satisfactorily demonstrating the skill and competency. For those who wish to extend the training from the scope mentioned above, specialized individual-tailored program can be arranged.
A fee is charged to cover registration and tuition fee for training including the operating costs. The amount depends on the length and option of training.
Who Should Apply
The course is intended for general practitioners, internists (Board in Internal Medicine) and neurologists who would like to further their knowledge and skills in the field of movement disorders.
A supporting letter reflecting the need in attending the course is required from the affiliated institution. The final candidate selection is based on his/her resume and interview performance. For successful candidate from abroad, a health certificate and adequate proof of health insurance coverage are required before enrollment.
Prof. Roongroj Bhidayasiri, MD, FRCP, FRCPI
Chulalongkorn Centre of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders
Department of Internal Medicine
Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University
Dr. Priya Jagota, MD
- Asst. Prof. Pattamon Panyakaew, MD
- Asst. Prof. Onanong Phokaewvarangkul, MD, PhD
- Dr. Jirada Sringean, MD, PhD
- 2019: Dr. Dang Thi Huyen Thuong, Ho Chi Minh City University Medical Center, Vietnam
- 2021: Dr. Jidhin Raj, Department of Neurology, Government Medical College Kottayam, India
- Abstract presentation at the International Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress 2020:
- Is essential tremor common in young-onset patients with bilateral upper limbs action tremor? : The role of bedside neurophysiologic test. Thuong.Dang Thi Huyen, MD, Pattamon Panyakaew, MD, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, MD, FRCP
- Can bedside neurophysiological testing aid the differential diagnosis of bilateral upper limb action tremors in young-onset patients? Thuong.Dang Thi Huyen, MD, Pattamon Panyakaew, MD, MSc, Roongroj Bhidayasiri, MD, FRCP