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Caring for the Majority

Demand for health care, both domestically and globally, is growing as developing countries; however, access to care continues to be limited in most countries.

Parkinson disease is a chronic neurodegenerative condition that affects 4.1 million people worldwide, figures that are expected to increase twofold by 2030. However, most people with Parkinson disease have likely not been diagnosed and never been treated. In some regions of the world, none of those that have been identified as having Parkinson disease have sought or received care for their condition.  Forty percent of countries do not have access to anti-parkinsonian therapies.  Together, the majority of people with Parkinson disease in the world likely has not been diagnosed or received medical care for their condition.

Using simple, user-friendly technology, we can extend the reach of the Movement Disorders Society to provide chronic care to any patient, anywhere in the world. To help increase access to care and to train providers around the world using technology, the Movement Disorder Society launched a Telemedicine Task Force in 2012.  As part of this effort, the Movement Disorder Society sponsors pilot projects in care, education, and research that can lay the foundation for reaching the majority of people with Parkinson disease.

Course Syllabus

The goal of this course is to develop a feasible, efficient, simple, low-cost, web-based education program to provide education, and improved access and medical management of patients with Parkinson´s disease.
Students will learn how to diagnose Parkinson´s disease and the management for patients with early and advanced disease.
Free training programs, specific for each type of professional (doctors, and other health professionals) will be given, once a month, 2 hours duration.
Teaching material will include syllabus, videos, MDS-rating scales, and clinical case discussions.

Recommended Background

This course is recommended for neurologists, internists, primare care doctors, psychiatrists, nurses, physical therapists, and psychologists. 

Suggested Readings
Movement Disorders Journal.

Course Format

This course consists of 12 lectures and homework assignments for doctors and other health professionals.
Instructors will be Movement Disorder Professionals from different Institutions located in Spain, United States, Australia, Ireland, and England.


Do I need to sign up for the course?

Where is this course going to be?
At Hospital Laquintinie, Douala, Cameroon.

How can I get more information?
For more information, please feel free to contact at the following e-mail address: parkinson.douala@gmail.com; ecubo@hubu.es . Registration for this telemedicine course will be free, and for those participants who successfully complete the program, a Movement Disorder Society certification will be obtained, and CME credits from the Junta de Castilla y Leon, Health Department, Spain.

About the Directors of the Course

Chair: Esther Cubo, MD, PhD              
Neurology Department
Hospital Universitario, Burgos
Avda Islas Baleares 3, 09006, Spain
Phone: +34 947256533, ext 35380
Email: ecubo@hubu.es; esthercubo@gmail.com; skipe: esthercubo

Co-Chair: Jacques Doumbe, MD
Neurology Department
Hospital Laquintinie, Douala, Cameroon
E mail: dojana2003@yahoo.fr  
Address:Box: 4035 DOUALA (Cameroon)                                           
Telephone:00 237 94428500 /79221349 

Academic Directors:
Erero Njiengwé PhD
Hospital Assistant (HLD). Associate Director forthe Laboratory of Behavioral Sciences and Applied Psychology. Senior Lecturer - The University of Douala – Cameroon.
Cell phone: (+237) 77 75 04 86
Visit (Master en Education et Intervention Sanitaires) https://sites.google.com/site/mastereducacionsaludespanol/

Sixto  Cubo, PhD
Universidad de Extremadura
Departamento de Ciencias de la Educación
Área de Métodos de Investigación y Diagnóstico en Educación
Avda. de Elvas, s/n
06006 Badajoz (España)
Phone: 0034 924289501, ext. 86846 (work)
+34 650456322 (mobile), 0034 924270214 (fax)
Email: sixto@unex.es   Skype: sixtocubo

Movement Disorders, Neurology.

Last modified: Friday, 4 October 2013, 9:44 AM