MDS News
April 2011

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Basic Movement Disorders Course - June 4, 2011
This course will provide an overview of Movement Disorders and a clinical approach for the evaluation and management of common Movement Disorders. This course is specially designed for family physicians, general neurologists, internists, trainees and other clinicians interested in acquiring a basic understanding of movement disorders.

Please note that if you reside outside of the U.S. and Canada, you must register for both the Basic Movement Disorders Course and the International Congress.

For more information or to register, please click here.

International Congress News

The Preliminary Program is available!

Early Registration Deadline - April 12 
In order to guarantee your session selections and to get the best rates, register before April 12!

Save The Date: Fun Run - June 7
New! MDS will be hosting a scenic 5k Fun Run during the 15th International Congress in Toronto. Registration for this event will open in the coming weeks.

The Fun Run will begin on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30am with check-in starting at 6:00am. The run will start at the Westin Park Square and head west along Queen’s Quay, leading to the stunning Toronto Music Garden.

Registration is $25 per person. In order to participate in this event, you must also register for the International Congress.

Toronto City Information - There is plenty to do in Toronto! To find restaurants or nightlife in the area, to check out various tours you can participate in, or to just explore the neighborhoods before you arrive, please click here.

Now available at the 15th International Congress: The MDS-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Training Program & Exercise

Testing room hours:
Sunday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 8: 7am-6pm
Thursday, June 9: 7am-4pm
Doctors will be available for questions on-site.

For more information or to take the MDS-UPDRS Training & Exercise Program before Congress, please click here.

Housing Is Open for the 15th International Congress! To reserve your room at either the Fairmont Royal York Hotel or the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, please visit our website.

15th International Congress - Important Dates

  • April 12, 2011 - Early Registration Deadline
  • Housing Deadline (Groups) - April 29, 2011
  • Housing Deadline (Individual)  - May 3, 2011
  • May 10, 2011 - Final Registration Deadline
  • June 5-9, 2011 - 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Website News

Case of the Month: This is the case of a 70-year-old man who developed unstable gait and rapidly progressive cognitive decline with bradyphrenia and apathy over a period of one month. View the case.

Quick Opinion Please: This is a case of a 51-year-old man with a 10-month history of gait disturbances. The patient began with an involuntary dorsiflexion of left foot during gait initiation. Post a comment in the forum.

Editor's Choice Article: "Long-term clinical outcome in Meige syndrome treated with internal pallidum deep brain stimulation" by René Reese, MD, et al. Summary and podcast review by Leo Verhagen, MD, PhD.

European Section Update: Alfredo Berardelli, MDS-ES Chairman, contributes an update of activities, including news on funding education in underserved countries, a review of recent workshops in Latvia and Paris, and a summary of the EFNS annual Congress held in Geneva, Switzerland.








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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
New Haven, CT, USA
April 30, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff
Register Now!

Deep Brain Stimulation
Kiel, Germany
May 12-13, 2011

E-mail: Education Staff
Register Now!
Travel Grants Available! 
Application Deadline: April 5th

Basic Movement Disorders Course immediately preceding the 15th International Congress
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 4, 2011
Email: Education Staff

MDS 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 5-9, 2011
E-mail: Congress Staff
Register Now!

Summer School for Young Neurologists
July 1-3, 2011
Naples, Italy
E-mail: Education Staff

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dystonia Syndromes
Milan, Italy
September 8-9, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Botulinum Toxin Training Course
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2011 - TBD
E-mail: Education Staff

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

25th Annual PSG Symposium
May 13, 2011
Irving, TX, USA

21st Annual Course - A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
July 25-28, 2011
Aspen, CO, USA

Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

14th International Congress - Teaching Course DVD-ROM
Order a DVD-ROM of all eight Teaching Courses from the 14th International Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi. 
Order Now

14th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders - Update on Dystonia Webcast 
Webcast course covering the spectrum of dystonias, providing insight into diagnosis and treatment.

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Based on an MDS sponsored course held in Lisbon, Portugal. This course covered topics including natural history of PD, diagnosing PD, disease modifying strategies in PD, and management of non-motor problems in early PD. Intended for general neurologists, geriatricians and general practitioners.

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. Intended for patients and caregivers.

KUMC 4th Annual Parkinson's Disease Symposium Webcast Intended for patients and caregivers.

Recent Online Journal CME


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