MDS News
April 2010

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14th International Congress News

The Preliminary Program is now available!

Early Registration Deadline -
Monday, April 5

Register before April 5 to get the best rates! 

Argentina Tours - A wide selection of tours is available to all International Congress delegates by Ovation Argentina. Click here for a complete list of available tours and pricing information.

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:

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

Please click here for more information and to submit your order.

14th International Congress - Important Dates

  • April 5, 2010 - Early Registration Deadline
  • May 3, 2010 - Final Registration Deadline
  • May 24, 2010 - Housing Deadline

Regional Section News

Deadline for Applications - April 9 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 Summer School Web site. The deadline for applications is April 9, 2010.

Web Site News

Bookmark & Share MDS with your colleagues!
A new tool has been added to the MDS Web site. At the top of any page on the Web site you will see a “SHARE” button. Just click on the button and you will see dozens of ways to connect MDS with colleagues around the world! Whether you prefer Facebook, MySpace, Twitter or simply Email, the choice is yours!

April-May 2010 Edition - MDS is proud to co-promote and feature a wonderful initiative of the Office of Rare Disease Research (ORDR) of the National Institutes of Health that provides hope for thousands of our own patients suffering from rare movement disorders. In collaboration with the NIH Institutes and Centers, the Rare Disease Clinical Research Network was initiated in 2003. Seven years later, 4 of the 19 research consortia established now focus on movement disorders: spinocerebellar ataxia, dystonia, episodic ataxia, and multiple system atrophy and similar autonomic disorders. A wonderful introduction to this initiative is written by Dr. Wendy Galpern, Program Director of Clinical Trials at the NINDS. This is followed by 4 separate articles on these rare movement disorders written by their respective consortia leaders. Read the articles here:

NIH network addresses research needs in rare disorders

• Clinical Research Network for Episodic Ataxia: The Episodic Ataxia Registry

• Clinical Research Network for Multiple System Atrophy and Other Autonomic Disorders: The Autonomic Disorders Consortium

• Clinical Research Network for Dystonia: The Dystonia Coalition

• Clinical Research Network for Spinocerebellar Ataxias:The Clinical Research Consortium for Spinocerebellar Ataxias (CRC-SCA)


Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

MDS 14th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 13-17, 2010
E-mail: Congress Staff
Register Now!

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Lisbon, Portugal
April 24, 2010
E-mail: Hope Wallace
Register Now! 

European Summer School for Young Neurologists
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
July 9-11, 2010
E-mail: Hope Wallace

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
September 24, 2010
E-mail: Catherine Breckenridge

Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
São Paulo, Brazil
October 16, 2010
E-mail: Catherine Breckenridge

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Conference on Movement Disorders: Medical and Social Aspects
Moscow, Russia
April 15-16, 2010

Biomarkers for Lewy Body Diseases
Atlanta, GA, USA
April 25-27, 2010

Synaptic Plasticity: From Bench to Bed Side
Messina, Italy
April 28-May 1, 2010

24th Annual PSG Symposium on Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Irving, TX, USA May 15, 2010

MDS Ambassador Program - Malaysian Society of Neurosciences 2010 Annual Meeting
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
May 21-23, 2010

Basal Ganglia Speech Disorders and Deep Brain Stimulation 
Aix-en-Provence, France 
June 29-July 1, 2010

Online CME Available

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.

The Clinicians' and Nurses' Guide to Parkinson's Disease

12th International Congress Teaching Course Webcasts

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Recent Online Journal CME


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