MDS News
August 2011

International Congress News


15th International Congress Abstracts available!
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The Movement Disorder Society wishes to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their support of the 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders:

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Save the Date
16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Dublin, Ireland
June 17-21, 2012

  • Housing Opens: October, 2011
  • Abstract submission opens: October 3, 2011
  • Registration opens: December 1, 2011
  • Abstract Submission deadline: January 6, 2012
  • Early registration deadline: April 20, 2012
  • Final registration deadline: May 18, 2012

Website News

Case of the Month: This case is of a 24-year-old Indian male who presented with abnormal movements of right upper and lower limb over the course of 10 days. He also had a tingling sensation in his right upper limb for five days. View the case.

Quick Opinion Please: This case features a 60-year, old right-handed man who started having orolingual movements approximately three years ago. For approximately one year, movements progressed to generalized chorea which impaired his gait and activities of daily living. Post your comments in the forum.

Archives Committee: The MDS Oral Histories project, overseen by the Archives Committee, aims to capture personal accounts of advances in the field of Movement Disorders. Interviews with MDS members were recorded during the International Congresses held in Paris in 2009 and in Buenos Aires in 2010. Watch the interviews.

Rating Scales: One of our goals is to make available tools to our members for use in their daily activities at work or at home. These tools include the MDS-owned Rating Scales, now available in downloadable pdf format for easy viewing. View all rating scales here.

Health Professionals: New on our website is a Featured Article review by Mariella Graziano, BSc (Hons), PT, Luxembourg. Mariella reviews “Striding Out With Parkinson Disease: Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for Gait Disorders” by Meg E. Morris, et al, originally published in Physical Therapy, the Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association. Subsequent reviews of various healthcare disciplines will appear on the website in the months to come. Read the review.

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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
September 10, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
E-mail: Education Staff

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dystonia Syndromes
Milan, Italy
September 22-23, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Botulinum Toxin for Neurological Diseases
Liverpool, United Kingdom
October 18-19, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Pan American School for Young Neurologists
São Paulo, Brazil
October 28-30, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff
Travel Grants Available!
Apply Now!

Surgical Management of Movement Disorders: DBS and Beyond
Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 4-5, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff
Register Now!

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
December 3, 2011
Houston, TX, USA
E-mail: Education Staff

Update on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
March 4, 2012
La Paz, Bolivia
E-mail: Education Staff
Register Now!

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Movement Disorder Society of Australia Scientific Meeting
September 8-10, 2011
Melbourne, Australia
E-mail: Victor Fung

15th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies (EFNS)
September 10-13, 2011
Budapest, Hungary

MDS Visiting Professor Program
September 16-17, 2011
Yerevan, Armenia
E-mail: Zaruhi Tavadyan

Movement Disorders Made Easy and Exciting
September 20-21, 2011
Mumbai, India
E-mail: Mohit Bhatt

5th International Dystonia Symposium
October 20-22, 2011
Barcelona, Spain
E-mail: H.A. Jinnah

XXth World Congress of Neurology
November 12-18, 2011
Marrakesh, Morocco

Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease Now Available on DVD! This 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
Order the 14th International Congress Teaching Courses DVD. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi. Now available - Order the 15th International Congress Teaching Courses or 15th International Congress Themed Courses DVDs.

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.

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