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Applied Skills Session 2505

Breaking the News in Movement Disorders: How to Communicate a Diagnosis with a Patient and Their Family

Saturday, September 28, 2024
17:30 - 19:00 | Meeting Room 201 AB, 2nd Level

In this session, the faculty will discuss how to communicate challenging diagnoses and prognosis in functional movement disorders and atypical parkinsonism to a patient and their family.

Samia Ben Sassi, Tunisia


Kathrin LaFaver, USA

Ai Huey Tan, Malaysia

CSPC Liaisons:
Irena Rektorova, Czech Republic

Learning Objectives
At the conclusion of this session, participants should be better able to:

  1. Communicate diagnosis and prognosis of a functional movement disorder with the patient and the family
  2. Communicate diagnosis and prognosis of an atypical parkinsonism patient with the patient and the family

Recommended Audience
Fellow / Resident / Student
Health Professional (non-physician)

Education Level
Beginner / Foundational
Experienced / Intermediate

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