MDS News
May 2010

14th International Congress News

Final Registration Deadline -
Monday, May 3

Register by May 3 to avoid paying the onsite registration fee.

*Pre-registration is highly recommended. As space is limited, a ticket is required for Parallel Sessions, Teaching Courses, Video Sessions, Skills Workshops Sessions and Social Events. In order to guarantee your selection, you must register by May 3.

14th International Congress Social Events
The following evening Social Events are open to all delegates who register for them:
Sunday, June 13
Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception
(Free with registration; Welcome Reception Pass for guests: $40)
Tuesday, June 15
Gala Event at Opera Pampa
($125 per person)
Wednesday, June 16
Video Olympics
(Free with registration; not open to guests)

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:

The webcast recording of the teaching course Update on dystonia will be available on the MDS Web site at no cost, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Ipsen.

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

  • May 3, 2010 - Final Registration Deadline
  • May 24, 2010 - Housing Deadline

Web Site News

April-May 2010 Edition - In this edition, we are 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. Click here to read the introductory article by Dr. Wendy Galpern, Program Director of Clinical Trials at the NINDS.

Case of the Month - A 52-year-old Thai female presented with abnormal neck position causing difficulty in walking. At age 39 years, she had a history of involuntary eyelid closure causing difficulty in eyelid opening. She was treated with multiple botulinum toxin injections and her symptoms improved. Click here to read more and test yourself for the diagnosis.

Quick Opinion Please - A 23-year-old right-handed man with a 10-year history of brief paroxysmal arousals during sleep was admitted in the Video-EEG unit. He attends the University and was noted to have an unremarkable neurological, behavioral and cognitive examination. Click here to discuss this case with others.

Editor’s Choice Article – In this edition we feature the article "Skin Cancer and Parkinson's Disease" by Joaquim Ferreira, MD, PhD, et al. The summary and review are contributed by William Ondo, MD, Professor of Neurology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Click here to read the review.

Health Professionals


Education Announcements
Online CME Available

Online 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

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Recent Online Journal CME


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