MDS News
November 2009

 14th International Congress News

 New in 2010 - Spanish Translations
 All Plenary Session and Teaching  Courses at the 14th International Congress will be translated in Spanish. More information on the translation system will be available in the Preliminary Program.

The 3rd Annual Video Olympics
If you would like to submit a video case for possible review and presentation at the Video Olympics on the evening of Wednesday, June 16, 2010 during the 14th International Congress, please submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by February 5, 2010. For more information on the Video Olympics and how to submit your LOI, please see the Congress Web site.

2010 Theme: "Neuroimaging in Movement Disorders"
Each year, the Congress 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. 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.

Deadline for Travel Grants: December 18, 2009
MDS is offering up to 60 travel grants of a maximum amount of $1,000 USD each to International Congress delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the 14th International Congress in Buenos Aires, June 13-17, 2010. Click here for more information.

2010 Congress Abstract Submission Now Available Abstract Submission is now available 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 and Housing Opens
  • January 2010 - Preliminary Program Available
  • January 8, 2010 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • February 5, 2010 - Letter of Intents for Video Olympics due
  • 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

MDS Health Professionals section coming soon! Professionals in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, dietetics, clinical psychology, genetics and speech/language therapy soon 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

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
Prague, Czech Republic
November 20, 2009
E-mail: Kate Breckenridge

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

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

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

Freezing of Gait Workshop
Washington, DC
February 24-25, 2010

Birmingham Movement Disorders Course
Birmingham, UK
March 17-19, 2010

Online CME Available


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