Established in 2004 by Professor Carl E Clarke and Dr David J Nicholl of City Hospital and University of Birmingham, United Kingdom.
The Birmingham Movement Disorders course provides a lecture-based education programme in movement disorders aimed at trainee and recently appointed neurologists and geriatricians.
The course is supported by the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society and Parkinson's UK.
Professor Carl Clarke
Professor Clarke holds a chair in Clinical Neurology at the University of Birmingham, UK. He has performed a wide variety of research in Parkinson's disease over the last 30 years. This includes work on the MPTP primate model of the condition, examination of several potential diagnostic tests, systematic reviews of clinical trials in Parkinson's disease, and work on the effect of Parkinson's disease on quality of life and health economics.
He has performed several large pragmatic clinical trials examining medical, surgical and rehabilitation interventions in the condition (PD MED, PD SURG, PD REHAB, PD COMM and PD GEN). He was the clinical advisor to the Technical Team preparing the 2006 NICE Parkinson's disease guidelines.
Dr David Nicholl
Dr David Nicholl is Clinical Lead for Neurology and Neurophysiology at City Hospital Birmingham and RCP College Tutor at University Hospital Birmingham (UHB) and an elected member of RCP Council. He has a wide interest in Movement disorders with interest in the genetics of Parkinson’s disease (LRRK2) as well as a Wilson’s disease clinic run jointly with hepatology at UHB. He has been involved in many clinical trials in Parkinson’s disease, PSP, MSA and Wilson’s disease as well as involvement in medical education as a member of the Training and Education Committee of the ABN.