MDS News - April 2013

International Congress News

Early Registration Deadline - April 19! Register before April 19, 2013 for the best rates.

2013 Congress Preliminary Program

The 2013 Congress Preliminary Program is now available.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now!
You are able to reserve your room in Sydney online at any time. Please visit the website to reserve your room now!

Important Dates
17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Sydney, Australia
June 16-20, 2013

  • Early registration deadline: April 19, 2013
  • Final pre-registration deadline: May 17, 2013

Now Accepting Topic Suggestions for the 2014 International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden!
The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) invites you to submit topic suggestions to aid in planning the 2014 International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. The CSPC will review all suggestions and may adapt or modify any topic or speaker suggestions received.

To submit a session suggestion, please visit the 2014 Congress website. All session suggestions are due by June 26, 2013.

Website News

Submit Your Video Case to the 2013 Case of the Month Competition!

Join your colleagues in MDS and enter the 2013 Video Case of the Month competition!

All video cases submitted online or via regular mail by any member of the Society's three Regional Sections (AOS, PAS and ES) will be entered into the Society’s second annual competition for best educational video case depicting a movement disorder.

Cases do not need to be unique or unpublished; rather, the Website Editorial Board is looking for illustrative cases with a lesson to be learned, and with a reasonable etiologic and pathophysiologic explanation for the findings. Cases from all countries are encouraged, as well as participation from MD fellows under faculty mentorship.

The deadline has been extended, and all video cases will be accepted through Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Cases will be evaluated by the Regional Section Chairs, and finalists selected by the Website Editorial Board. First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia this June.

The first-place winner will receive an Amazon gift card worth $200US. All three finalists will receive Award Certificates and will have their video cases displayed on the MDS website throughout the year. To view the winning case from last year’s competition, click here.

For more information or to submit your video case, visit the Case of the Month feature.


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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

MDS-PAS Summer School for Young Neurologists
April 5-7, 2013
Santiago, Chile

The 9th Asian Pacific Parkinson Association Meeting Sponsored by The Movement Disorder Society
June 15-16, 2013
Sydney, Australia

MDS-ES Summer School for Young Neurologists
July 26-28, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Apply Now! 

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Merinoff Symposium 2013: Parkinson's Disease
April 10-12, 2013
Manhasset, NY, USA
Contact: Christoper Czura

Visiting Professor Program
April 10-12, 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact: MDS Education Staff

6th Meeting of the UK PD Non Motor Group: With Europar and London South Nervous Systems Research Network
April 11, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Contact: Ray Chaudhuri

The Interface Between Neurology and Psychiatry: Movement Disorders
April 13, 2013
Boston, MA, USA
Contact: Joseph Friedman

Unusual Movement Disorders Marathon Symposium
May 15, 2013
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Contact: Alberto Espay

Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease Now Available on DVD! Contains lectures recorded at the MDS workshop New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease on October 29, 2010 (Durham, North Carolina). Order your copy today!

International Congress DVDs
Teaching Course and Themed Course DVDs from the 15th and now 16th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi.

2012 VO Games DVD
Order the 16th International Congress VO Games DVD. Each DVD includes slides, audio and video, and features unique cases by representatives from Movement Disorder Centers around the world.

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.

Recent Online Journal CME


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