MDS News - June 2012

Society News

MDS Member Satisfaction Survey - The purpose of this survey is to assess satisfaction with The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) and the services it provides, and help guide MDS’ future direction and services. All responses will remain anonymous, and the raw data collected from this survey will be kept confidential. Please take the survey today. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

International Congress News

Change to Poster Viewing Location - To better accommodate a large number of delegates in the poster viewing area, we have increased the available space by moving the poster displays to a new, specially constructed location. The new poster area will be located in the Linear Park Marquee, just west of the Convention Centre Dublin exterior.

The scheduled Poster Session dates and times will remain the same as previously posted. Please refer to the 2012 Congress website for a complete schedule of Poster Session topics, dates and times.

Choose Your Sessions Now! Please make sure you select your ticketed sessions taking place Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21. These sessions are included in your registration fee; there is no additional cost to attend.

We strongly urge you to choose your sessions now, rather than waiting to choose them when you arrive in Dublin. Room capacities are limited and we want to ensure you have a ticket for your preferred sessions.

If you have already registered, log into your online registration account using your registration ID (found on your confirmation) and click "Add/Edit Tickets" under Ticketed Sessions.

New event! An Evening with Lúnasa and the Brain
Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Time: 20:00
Location: National Concert Hall
Price: $35 USD per ticket

Join the RTÉ Concert Orchestra for an evening of mind blowing discussion and a full concert performance with Irish traditional phenomenon Lúnasa. Lúnasa has become one of the most sought-after bands on the international Celtic music scene. Music and the brain is an area of endless fascination - what governs hearing, learning, playing.

To mark the 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Dublin, you are invited on an exploration of music and movement with Professor Steven Frucht as he focuses on the science of learning music and the effect this has on the brain. The performance will be held at the National Concert Hall in Dublin rated by performing artists as one of the finest concert venues in Europe.

Tickets can be purchased for $35.00 USD during the Congress registration process. If you are already registered for Congress, use your registration ID number found on your confirmation to log back in to your record and purchase the tickets.

Guided Poster Tours - Guided Poster Tours will take place during the lunch break Monday, June 18 through Thursday, June 21. Delegates interested in attending a Guided Poster Tour may sign up and receive a tour ticket at the MDS Booth located in the Exhibit Hall. Attendance size is limited to 50 seats per tour, and tickets will be given on a first-come, first-served basis.

To view the listing of the four simultaneous tours that are happening each day, please see the schedule on our website here.

2013 International Congress Session Suggestions
Deadline: June 26, 2012

The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) invites you to submit session suggestions to aid in planning the 2013 International Congress in Sydney, Australia. Suggestions are being accepted for Controversies, Parallel Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Skills Workshops, Therapeutic Plenary Sessions, and Video Sessions. The CSPC will review all suggestions and may adapt or modify any topic or speaker suggestions received. Submit a session suggestion.

Website News

Take the 2012 Website Survey at Congress to win an iPad!
MDS is giving away an iPad to three lucky winners who take the MDS 2012 Website survey (Winners must be present at the Congress to enter the drawing). The annual survey provides MDS with valuable information about what kind of tools and resources you want to see on the MDS website.

More information will be available at the MDS Booth and via e-mail during the Congress. Stop by the booth located in The Forum (Exhibit Hall) to browse the MDS website on an iPad and learn more about membership benefits, the new MDS-UPDRS web app, upcoming educational workshops, the Society’s connections, and more!

Follow MDS on Twitter and Facebook at Congress
Want to share your experiences at the Congress with others? Then be sure to follow MDS on Twitter @movedisorder. Join the conversation at Congress by using the hashtag: #MDSCongress2012. You can also connect with the Society’s members on Facebook by visiting the MDS Facebook page. Leave your comments or post photos and share the week’s excitement with your colleagues around the globe.

Journal Podcasts Now on Website!
Now you may listen to abstract readings from each issue of the Movement Disorders Journal at home or on your mobile device. Visit the website to hear the podcasts or to download to your mp3 player. Or, look for The Movement Disorder Society on iTunes!









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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course
June 16, 2012
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No. 6 Kildare St.
Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: Education Staff
This course is specially designed for family physicians, general neurologists, internists, trainees and other clinicians interested in acquiring a basic understanding of movement disorders.

5th Annual MDS-ES Summer School for Young Neurologists
July 6-8, 2012
Paris, France
E-mail: Education Staff

Botulinum Toxin Training Course
August 24-25, 2012
Manila, Philippines
E-mail: Education Staff

Uses of Botulinum Toxins in Neurology and Rehabilitation: A Practical Skills Workshop
September 29, 2012
Cochabamba, Bolivia
E-mail: Education Staff
Register Now! 

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
July 30-August 2, 2012
Aspen, CO, USA

Educational Activities

Educational Opportunities

Call to Host the MDS-ES Summer Schools and Winter Schools - MDS-ES now seeks potential hosts for future Summer and Winter Schools from 2013 onwards. A major attraction of the Schools is that students are given an opportunity to examine at least 12 different patients with a movement disorder, each under the supervision of an international movement disorders expert. For more information on essential criteria and how to apply, please go to the MDS-ES website.

E-Learning Activities

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease Now Available on DVD! Contains lectures recorded at the MDS workshop New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease on October 29, 2010 (Durham, North Carolina). Order your copy today!

International Congress DVDs
Order the 14th International Congress Teaching Courses DVD. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi. Now available - Order the 15th International Congress Teaching Courses or 15th International Congress Themed Courses DVDs.

2011 VO Games DVD
Order the 15th International Congress VO Games DVD. Each DVD includes slides, audio and video, and features unique cases by representatives from Movement Disorder Centers around the world.

14th International Congress on Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders - Update on Dystonia Webcast 
Webcast course covering the spectrum of dystonias, providing insight into diagnosis and treatment.

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Based on an MDS sponsored course held in Lisbon, Portugal. Topics include natural history of PD, diagnosing PD, disease modifying strategies in PD, and management of non-motor problems in early PD. Intended for general neurologists, geriatricians and general practitioners.

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. Intended for patients and caregivers.

KUMC 4th Annual Parkinson's Disease Symposium Webcast Intended for patients and caregivers.

Recent Online Journal CME


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