MDS News
September 2009

MDS Seeks Honorary Member Award Nominations - Each year MDS presents up to two Honorary Member Awards recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field or otherwise to The Movement Disorder Society. We are now accepting Honorary Member nominations. Please include the candidate’s name and institution, as well as their complete contact information when submitting your nominations. Please submit nominations to Pam Fierst no later than September 11, 2009.

Travel Grants Available - Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice 
Prague, Czech Republic
November 20, 2009
To apply, please email Catherine Breckenridge, Program Manager. Explain why you would like to receive this grant, and attach a current CV. Deadline to apply is September 18, 2009.

13th International Congress News

  • Claiming CME Credit:
    To claim CME for the 13th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, please click here.

14th International Congress - Important Dates

MDS-ES Education Fund for Underserved Areas in Europe is a fund to help support locally organized educational activities in under resourced countries in Eastern Europe and North Africa where there is a need for physician education on Movement Disorders. The application for funds is now available online.

MDS-AOS Educational Course Sponsorship Program is an ongoing sponsorship program designed to address the needs of AOS regions that are restricted by size and/or resources from accessing Movement Disorders education. If you believe your region can benefit from this program, please contact The Movement Disorder Society.

Web Site News

Case of the Month: This patient had a history remarkable for streptococcal infection one year prior to developing a generalized, hyperkinetic movement disorder. The movements worsened over a period of several weeks. Along with these movements he experienced fatigue, irritability, pressured speech, tangential thoughts and insomnia. Share your diagnosis by clicking here.

Fan of Facebook? Close to 200 doctors, health professionals, researchers and other specialists in movement disorders from around the world have joined the MDS group on Facebook! Don’t be left out. Join the discussion, share photos, read about movement disorders in the news, or simply catch up with colleagues, anytime, anywhere. Click here to go to the MDS group page on Facebook.

History Exhibit: Step back in time and view a historical tribute to James Parkinson (1755-1824). After an exhibit about his life debuted at the MDS Congress in 2005, it was put into storage. MDS member Christopher G. Goetz, along with several colleagues, collaborated to have the exhibit reproduced for viewing online. View this fascinating exhibition here.

Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

The Edward I. Rudman Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Symposium: Nonmotor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease
Boston, MA, USA
October 31, 2009
8:00am ET – 12:30pm ET
This event will be webcast live with video and slides. For information on how to host this webcast please contact Catherine Breckenridge.

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
Prague, Czech Republic
November 20, 2009

MDS 14th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 13-17, 2010

Other Meetings

European Federation of Neurological Societies - EFNS Congress 2009
Florence, Italy
September 12-15, 2009

Neural Control of Object Recognition and Action Workshop
Atlanta, GA, USA
September 14-16, 2009

Knowledge Gaps in Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Sicily, Italy
February 5-7, 2010

Online CME Available



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