MDS News - August 2013

Society News

Changes coming to the MDS website
We are excited to see the Society continue to evolve and expand as more healthcare professionals seek to share knowledge and resources about movement disorders around the globe. But we are not only growing in membership (over 4,000), but in other areas as well. Our website has surpassed 1,500 pages and is visited by more than 30,000 people each month! In order to provide the highest quality of tools and resources on the website, the Society approved a full redesign of the site in 2013-2014. We are anxious to get under way and promise exciting changes in the months to come.

International Congress News

17th International Congress Abstracts Available! 
MDS is pleased to provide a searchable abstract website. Browse a complete listing of published abstracts and authors, or look up full abstract texts by author, keyword or topic, by visiting

Claiming CME Credit
Log in using your International Congress File Number located on your name badge or your registration confirmation. Follow the on-screen instructions to claim CME Credit for the sessions you attended.

The Movement Disorder Society wishes to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their support of the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders:

Platinum Level
Abbvie Allergan Britannia

TEVA NeuroscienceTEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd Lundbeck


Gold Level
Bronze Level


18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Stockholm, Sweden
June 8-12, 2014

  • Abstract Submission Opens: October 1, 2013
  • Registration Opens: December 2, 2013
  • Preliminary Program Available: January 2014
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 6, 2014
  • Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2014
  • Final Pre-Registration Deadline: May 9, 2014

Website News

Latest Movement Disorders Journal articles now accessible on homepage
In this edition, we feature several Journal articles from the June 2013 issue:

Clinical Vignette and Commentary: Progressive Dystonia in Mohr-Tranebjaerg Syndrome With Cochlear Implant and Deep Brain Stimulation (Members Only)
Journal Article for Discussion: Risk factors for hallucinations in Parkinson's disease: Results from a large prospective cohort study
Journal Featured Article: Changes in Endolysosomal Enzyme Activities in Cerebrospinal Fluid of Patients With Parkinson’s Disease
Podcasts: Listen to podcast readings of the June issue.

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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Uncommon Causes of Movement Disorders
October 11-12, 2013
Rome, Italy

Design, Conduct and Interpretation of Clinical Trials in Movement Disorders
October 29-31, 2013
Toulouse, France

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
November 28-29, 2013
London, United Kingdom

Evidence-Based Medicine Update on Treatments for Parkinson's Disease
February 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Save the Date!
4th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

November 28-30, 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

MDS-PAS Ambassador Program: 5th Meeting of the Movement Disorders Section of the Brazilian Academy of Neurology
August 29-31, 2013
São Paulo, Brazil
Contact: Henrique Ferraz

International Symposium on Neural Transplantation and Regeneration
September 3-6, 2013
Cardiff, United Kingdom

2nd International Symposium on New Therapeutic Avenues in Parkinson’s Disease
September 4-6, 2013
Bordeaux, France

2013 World Congress on Huntington's Disease
September 15-18, 2013
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

International Parkinson’s Disease Summer School
September 16-25, 2013
Montréal, Canada

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 16th and now 17th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi. 

2013 VO Games DVD
Order the 17th 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

  • Vol. 28.6 "Phenomenology and Classification of Dystonia: A Consensus Update" Alberto Albanese, MD, Kailash Bhatia, MD, FRCP, Susan B. Bressman, MD, Mahlon R. DeLong, MD, Stanley Fahn, MD, Victor S.C. Fung, PhD, FRACP, Mark Hallett, MD, Joseph Jankovic, MD, Hyder A. Jinnah, PhD, Christine Klein, MD, Anthony E. Lang, MD, Jonathan W. Mink, MD, PhD, Jan K. Teller, PhD


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