MDS News
March 2010

14th International Congress News

The Preliminary Program is now available!

MDS Honorary Membership Award Presentation
The MDS Awards Committee is pleased to announce that Prof. Andrew Lees of the Reta Lila Weston Institute of Neurological Studies in London, UK; and Dr. Ann Graybiel of the McGovern Institute for Brain Research at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA, USA, will receive Honorary Membership Awards to be presented at the Opening Ceremony of the 14th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Buenos Aires on June 13, 2010.

Register before April 5 to get the best rates!

Argentina Tours - A wide selection of tours is available to all International Congress delegates by Ovation Argentina. Click here for a complete list of available tours and pricing information.

Pre-Order 14th International Congress Teaching Courses on DVD -  Each DVD includes slides, audio and video of all eight teaching courses and the accompanying syllabi. Teaching course titles include:

MDS Members: Regular price $100.00. Special pre-order offer of $50.00
Non-Members: Regular price $200.00. Special pre-order offer of $100.00

Please click here for more information and to submit your order.

Late Breaking Abstract Deadline - April 2, 2010
A Late Breaking Abstract is any abstract reporting information that became available for public dissemination after the deadline of the regular abstract submission. It must be of critical importance to the clinical and/or scientific community and/or the public and should be newsworthy. Deadline is April 2, 2010 at 12:00 Noon US Central time. Click here for more information.

14th International Congress - Important Dates

  • April 2, 2010 - Late Breaking Abstract Deadline
  • April 5, 2010 - Early Registration Deadline
  • May 3, 2010 - Final Registration Deadline
  • May 24, 2010 - Housing Deadline

Regional Section News

MDS-ES Summer School for Young Neurologists-
The 3rd Annual MDS-ES Summer School for Young Neurologists will be held 9-11 July, 2010 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Young neurologists (under the age of 40) throughout Europe are encouraged to apply for a unique, hands-on Summer School experience. For a detailed program and application visit the Web site. The deadline for applications is April 9, 2010.

MDS-ES Call for 2010 EFNS Abstracts
MDS-ES has created a Movement Disorders program for the EFNS Annual Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, September 25-28, 2010. Submit abstracts on Movement Disorders topics by March 25, 2010. Junior researchers submitting Movement Disorders abstracts may also apply for EFNS/MDS-ES bursaries to help cover the cost of Congress attendance. For bursary details click here and go to 'grants and awards'. To submit an abstract, click here

MDS-AOS Web site Redesigned!
Visit the new MDS-AOS Web site. It has the latest news on MDS-AOS activities, education, and information on upcoming meetings. Read the official welcome message from MDS-AOS Chair, Prof. Bhim Singhal here.

Web Site News

Message from the Web Editors - As we pass the halfway mark of our tenure as Co-Medical Editors of our Society's Web site, we would like to thank all of you for the tremendous support and the positive feedback we have received. To date, we have redesigned our home page, added features, links, new icons, drop-down menus in our effort to make our Web site the central hub of our international Society's activities and communications. Click here to read more.

Letter from the President - I am pleased to look back on a highly successful year for The Movement Disorder Society (MDS). The accomplishments of the Society depend heavily on the participation of its membership, which reached an all-time high this year to over 3,000 members from more than 80 countries. Click here to read more.

Editor's Choice Article  - “Apathy may herald cognitive decline and dementia in Parkinson's disease” by Kathy Dujardin, PhD, et al. The summary and podcast review are contributed by Lindsey Kirsch-Darrow, MS, and Dawn Bowers, PhD. Click here to read the article and listen to the podcast.

Case of the Month - A 43-year-old gentleman presented with progressive swallowing difficulty, speech difficulty and spasm on his right side of the neck. He also complained of numbness of his right side of chin and has had a history of nasopharyngeal carcinoma. Click here to view the case and test your knowledge.

Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

MDS 14th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 13-17, 2010
E-mail: Congress Staff
Register Now!

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Lisbon, Portugal
April 24, 2010
E-mail: Hope Wallace

European Summer School for Young Neurologists
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
July 9-11, 2010
E-mail: Hope Wallace

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
September 24, 2010
E-mail: Kate Breckenridge

Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
São Paulo, Brazil
October 16, 2010
E-mail: Kate Breckenridge

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

3rd Ataxia Investigators Meeting
Chicago, IL, USA
March 9-11, 2010

Birmingham Movement Disorders Course
Birmingham, UK
March 17-19, 2010

5th Meeting of Parkinson’s Disease Non Motor Group
London, UK
March 20, 2010

DISMOV-SIN National Congress & International Symposium Movement Disorders in Psychiatry
Verona, Italy
March 25-27, 2010

4th Singapore International Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Symposium
Concorde Hotel, Singapore
March 26-27, 2010

Online CME Available

Online CME Activities

Nonmotor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease Webcast
From the Edward I. Rudman Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Symposium: Non Motor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease. Topics covered are nonmotor aspects of Parkinson's disease such as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, autonomic disturbances, and cognitive deficits. Intended for patients and caregivers.

The Clinicians' and Nurses' Guide to Parkinson's Disease

12th International Congress Teaching Course Webcasts

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Recent Online Journal CME


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