MDS News - July 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

16th International Congress Abstracts available!

Claiming CME Credit

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The Movement Disorder Society wishes to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their support of the 16th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders:

Platinum Plus Level
TEVA NeuroscienceTEVA Pharmaceutical Industries, LtdLundbeck
Platinum Level
AbbottAllerganBoehringer IngelheimIPSEN
Gold Level
Failte IrelandMedtronicMerzUCB
Silver Level
GE HealthcareNovartisOrion Pharma
Bronze Level

ElanEver Neuro PharmaGlaxoSmithKline


Save the Date
17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Sydney, Australia
June 16-22, 2013

  • Abstract submission opens: October 1, 2012
  • Registration opens: December 3, 2012
  • Abstract Submission deadline: January 3, 2013
  • Early registration deadline: April 19, 2013
  • Final pre-registration deadline: May 17, 2013

Website News

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

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

100 Years of Lewy Bodies – Where are we now?
September 15, 2012
Munich, Germany

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
Teaching Course and Themed Course DVDs from the 15th and now 16th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi.

New - 2012 VO Games DVD
Order the 16th 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. The 2011 DVD also available for purchase.

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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