14th International Congress News
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.
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:
- Neuroimaging techniques and applications
- Update on dystonia
- Differential diagnosis of parkinsonism
- Genetics of movement disorders
- Music and movement disorders
- Pediatric movement disorders
- Neuropharmacology of Parkinson's disease
- Update on Tremor
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
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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.
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.
MDS 14th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 13-17, 2010
E-mail: Congress Staff
De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
April 24, 2010
E-mail: Hope Wallace
5th Meeting of Parkinson’s Disease Non Motor Group
March 20, 2010
DISMOV-SIN National Congress & International Symposium Movement Disorders in Psychiatry
March 25-27, 2010
4th Singapore International Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Symposium
Concorde Hotel, Singapore
March 26-27, 2010
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.
Recent Online Journal CME
- Vol. 25.1 "Theory of Mind in Parkinson's Disease and Related Basal Ganglia Disorders: A Systematic Review" Maren Elisabeth Bodden, MSc, Richard Dodel, MD, and Elke Kalbe, PhD
- Vol. 24.16 "Non-Therapeutic Risk Factors for Onset of Tardive Dyskinesia in Schizophrenia: A Meta-Analysis" Diederik E. Tenback, MD, PhD, Peter N. van Harten, MD, PhD, and Jim van Os, MD, PhD
- Vol. 24.15: "Neuropsychiatric Symptoms in Parkinson's Disease" Dag Aarsland, MD, PhD, Laura Marsh, MD, and Anette Schrag, MD, PhD
- Vol. 24.14: "Hereditary Parkinsonism: Parkinson Disease Look-Alikes–An Algorithm for Clinicians to "PARK" Genes and Beyond" Christine Klein, MD, Susanne A. Schneider, MD, PhD, and Anthony E. Lang, MD, FRCPC
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