December 2012

MDS Website News

Happy Holidays from the MDS Website Editors,
Dr. Hubert Fernandez, MD, and Dr. Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD!


Movement Disorders book reviews
now available on website

The Movement Disorder Society is excited to now offer reviews of Movement Disorders publications on the website.

In this edition we feature a review of the book, "Eminent Neuroscientists: Their Lives and Works."

If you are interested in reviewing a book, or submitting an idea for a review, please suggest the title, author and publication date to

Be sure to visit the MDS Bookstore to purchase Movement Disorders publications. Each purchase from this section benefits MDS and helps further the mission of the Society!

Congress 2013: Housing, Registration, Abstract Submissions Now Open

We are pleased to formally invite you, for the first time, to the continent of Australia. Come to the “land down under” where the sun is warm, the culture is dynamic and the people are welcoming, to attend the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, June 16 - 20, 2013.

Housing, registration and abstract submissions are now all open on the Society's official Congress website. Start making arrangements today for your trip to Sydney at:

Society Snapshots

We are excited to share feature video vignettes of MDS members on the website.

Key Society members were recorded at the June 2012 Congress in Dublin and give an inside peek at Society activities, including information about the MDS-UPDRS, the Journal, Social Media, Membership, Regional Sections, Moving Along, and other topics.

MDS Connections

Spotlight on Huntington's Disease

In this edition, we are pleased to shine the spotlight of Movement Disorders research on Huntington's disease with three guest articles.

The first is by Juliana Bronzova, Science Director for the European Huntington's Disease Network, who provides an update on the scope of the group's work, including the areas of Science, Clinical Research, and Care.

Next we hear from Louise Vetter, CEO of the Huntington's Disease Society of America, who provides an overview of the group's activities during 2012. William Fernandez-Escobar, Head, Movement Disorders Unit, Universidad Nacional de Colombia-Bogotá writes on: "Huntington's Disease: From Basic Sciences to Social and Family Issues."

Journal Article Discussion

Now you can join the discussion about select Movement Disorders Journal articles on the website.

Click here to leave your comments on this edition's article: "Psychogenic facial movement disorders: Clinical features and associated conditions" co-authored by Alfonso Fasano MD, and colleagues.

Or, listen to a podcast of this article and others from the October 2012 issue of Movement Disorders.


The MDS-endorsed course “Unusual Movement Disorders Marathon Symposium” was listed incorrectly on the MDS website and in the Society’s December E-Newsletter. The course will be held on May 15, 2013, in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Please contact Alberto Espay at espayaj@UCMAIL.UC.EDU for more information.


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