MDS News - September 2012

International Congress News

16th International Congress Abstracts available!

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2013 Congress Abstract Submission Opens October 1, 2012

The Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS Members and Non-Members to submit an abstract for review for the 17th International Congress in Sydney, Australia, June 16-20, 2013. The abstract submission website will open October 1, 2012. For more information, go to the abstract submission website.

There is no fee to submit an abstract. All abstract submissions must be original research. Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been published and if the meeting name and date are cited accordingly. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the International Congress to present your research. The abstract submission deadline is January 7, 2013.

Please contact the MDS Secretariat at with any questions or concerns regarding abstract submissions.


Important Dates
17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Sydney, Australia
June 16-20, 2013

  • Abstract submission opens: October 1, 2012
  • Registration opens: December 3, 2012
  • Abstract Submission deadline: January 7, 2013
  • Early registration deadline: April 19, 2013
  • Final pre-registration deadline: May 17, 2013

Website News

Find the MDS-UPDRS app on iTunes®
The Movement Disorder Society currently licenses the Unified Parkinson’s Disease Rating Scale (MDS-UPDRS) and trains raters through an online program. Now mobile opportunities to use the MDS-UPDRS app in personal use, patient care, and clinical studies are available through iTunes®. This simple and secure interface allows the rater to puts the MDS-UPDRS at the user’s fingertips on an Apple iPad®, iPhone®, iPod Touch®. Scores are automatically calculated and populated to a score sheet ready to be e-mailed to the user’s office for use in a study or patient care.

New! - MDS UDysRS Training Program & Exercise
The Movement Disorder Society has established a Training Program & Exercise for use of the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale. Like the MDS-UPDRS program, this tool allows participants to learn about the use of the scale, see examples of a rater administering the test to patients, and to view examples of the rating items. Click here to go to the UDysRS Training Program & Exercise.

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

Neuroimaging in Movement Disorders: Focus on PD
September 13, 2012
Stockholm, Sweden
Register Now!

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

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
October 1-2, 2012
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Evidence Based Medicine Update on Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
November 9, 2012
Toronto, ON, Canada
Register Now!

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

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

MDS Visiting Professor Program
September 27, 2012
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
E-mail: Education Staff

Basal ganglia and toxins: clinical and experimental crossroads (MDS Visiting Professor Program)
September 28, 2012
Moscow, Russia

II Workshop on Synaptic Plasticity: From Bench to Bedside
September 29-October 1, 2012
Messina, Italy
E-mail: angelo.quartarone@unime.ite

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. 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.

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.

Recent Online Journal CME


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