MDS News
March 2012

Society Announcements

Time is running out - Renew your 2012 Dues!
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International Congress News

Register Now! It is recommended that ticketed sessions be chosen in advance, as ticket selections cannot be guaranteed onsite. Register before April 20, 2012 for the best rates.

Preliminary Program is Now Available! 
The Preliminary Program offers a listing of the scientific program for each day of the International Congress; including presentations, faculty listings and session dates/times. Other important information includes the location of the International Congress venue, list of industry supporters, CME information and more.

Late-Breaking Abstract Submission
Deadline: The Late-Breaking Abstract deadline is April 2, 2012 at 12:00 Noon US CST.

Definition: A Late-Breaking Abstract is any abstract reporting information that became available for public dissemination after the deadline of the regular abstract submission. It must be of critical importance to the clinical and/or scientific community and/or the public and should be newsworthy.

Late-Breaking Abstracts may be submitted by MDS Members or non-members. Submit a Late-Breaking Abstract.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now! You are able to reserve your room in Dublin online at any time. To reserve 10 or more rooms, please send your request by email to

16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Dublin, Ireland
June 17-21, 2012

Important Dates:

  • Late-Breaking Abstract deadline: April 2, 2012
  • Early registration deadline: April 20, 2012
  • Final registration deadline: May 30, 2012

Call for 2012 Supported Meeting Applications!

MDS is currently accepting applications from meeting organizers who wish to receive financial support for scientific meetings in 2012. MDS will be offering a total amount of $70,000 USD to support scientific meetings in 2012, with an additional $30,000 USD in funding available for request only by meeting organizers who belong to a group with MDS Affiliate Member status. For more information or to apply, visit the MDS website.

MDS-ES Call for 2012 EFNS Abstracts
MDS-ES has created a Movement Disorders program for the EFNS Annual Congress in Stockholm, September 8-11, 2012. Submit abstracts on Movement Disorders topics by March 15, 2012. Junior researchers submitting Movement Disorders abstracts may also apply for EFNS/MDS-ES bursaries to help cover the cost of Congress attendance. Visit the Congress website for bursary details or to submit an abstract.

Website News

Calling All Cases! All video cases submitted by April 1, 2012 from the following MDS Regional Sections - Asian and Oceanian, Pan American and European - will automatically be entered into our Regional Section competition!

If your case is chosen as a winner, you will receive a $200 Amazon gift card, as well as recognition from your peers. Judging will take place in May 2012, with the winning case announced by the MDS Medical Co-Editors at the 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Dublin, Ireland, June 17-21, 2012. Your video case will remain on the MDS website indefinitely for exclusive viewing by MDS members.

Submit your video case today!

Editor’s Choice Article Podcast Review
MDS members Dr. Mariese Hely, MBBS, FRACP, and Dr. Victor Fung, PhD, FRACP contribute this issue’s podcast review. The paper chosen the Editor’s Choice Article review is entitled “Mortality from Parkinson's disease: A population-based prospective study (NEDICES)” and is authored by: Ignacio J. Posada MD, PhD, Julián Benito-León MD, PhD, Elan D. Louis MD, MSc, Rocío Trincado MA, Alberto Villarejo MD, María José Medrano MD, PhD, Félix Bermejo-Pareja MD, PhD. The article was published in Movement Disorders in September 2011.
Read the article and listen to the podcast review.









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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
March 31, 2012
Santa Clara, CA, USA
E-mail: Education Staff

Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course
June 16, 2012
Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: Education Staff

5th Annual MDS-ES Summer School for Young Neurologists
July 6-8, 2012
Paris, France
Application Deadline: April 16, 2012
E-mail: Education Staff

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

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Birmingham Movement Disorders Course
March 14-16, 2012
Birmingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: Susan Pope

4th International Congress on Multiple System Atrophy
March 19-20, 2012
Toulouse, France
E-mail: Evelyne Guillaud

8th International Congress on Mental Dysfunction & Other Non-Motor Features in Parkinson’s Disease and Related Disorders
May 8, 2012
Berlin, Germany

26th Annual PSG Symposium on Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease
May 11, 2012
Irving, TX, USA
E-mail: Donna Moskowitz

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

Educational Activities

Educational Opportunities

MDS-AOS Traveling Fellowship Program
Apply Now!
Application Deadline: March 31, 2012
E-mail: Education Staff

Call to Host the MDS-ES Summer and Winter Schools
Email: Education Staff

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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