MDS News
October 2009

14th International Congress News

2010 Theme: Neuroimaging in Movement Disorders -
At each MDS International Congress, the Scientific Program Committee selects a theme that is highlighted on one day of the Plenary Sessions and carried forward with Parallel and Video/Skills workshops throughout the meeting. This year's theme is "Neuroimaging in Movement Disorders". International experts working in the interface between Neuroimaging and Movement Disorders will serve as faculty, and the presentations will range from new research to practical applications. Meeting participants can elect to attend any or all of the sessions.

Request for Travel Grant Applications - MDS is offering up to 60 travel grants of a maximum amount of $1,000 USD each in partial support of International Congress delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the 14th International Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 13-17, 2010. The deadline for all applications is December 18, 2009. Click here for more information.

2010 Congress Abstract Submission Opens October 5 - Abstract Submission Opens on October 5th for the 14th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. Please refer to the Congress Web site for information.

14th International Congress - Important Dates

  • December 1, 2009 - Registration Opens
  • January 2010 - Preliminary Program Available
  • January 8, 2010 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • April 5, 2010 - Early Registration Deadline
  • May 3, 2010 - Final Registration Deadline

Regional Section News

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

October/November Edition Highlights

MDS Health Professionals section coming soon!
The MDS Web site will soon be home to a new section dedicated to health professionals. Professionals in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, dietetics, physiotherapy, genetics and speech/language therapy will find the latest resources and information related to Movement Disorders. Be sure to check the Web site in the coming weeks for this new feature!

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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
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Parkinson Study Group 23rd Annual Symposium on Etiology, Pathogenesis and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
October 11, 2009
Baltimore, MD
E-mail: Leslie Kieburtz

Neuroscience Congress of Bamako
Bamako, Republic of Mali
November 16 - 18, 2009

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

Online CME Available



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