March 2013

MDS Website News

Book reviews 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 Movement Disorders: Unforgettable Cases and Lessons from the Bedside (Demos Medical Publishing, 2012). 

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!


Sneak peek at 17th International Congress
and visiting the 'land down under'

In this edition, we hear from the Chair and Co-Chair of the Congress Scientific Program Committee, who share an inside peek at what to expect at this June's International Congress.

David Burn, MD, FRCP, Chair, shares his recommendations for taking advantage of the best of the Scientific Program for the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia. Read the article.

Victor Fung, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Co-Chair, highlights for visitors what to see and do during free time while visiting the "land down under." Read the article.


Oral History Video Interviews
with MDS Members Now Online

We are pleased to share video interviews with MDS members on the website. Key Society members were interviewed at the June 2012 Congress in Dublin and discuss the field of Movement Disorders in these "Oral History" presentations. Visit the website to watch the interviews from past Congresses.


MDS Connections

Calling all Regional Section Video Cases!

Share your educational movement disorder case with Society members and be entered into a competition for best video case!

All video cases submitted online or via regular mail by any member of the Society's three Regional Sections (AOS, PAS and ES) will qualify to win a prize of $200 US (or the equivalent currency of the winner's country) into the second annual Video Case of the Month competition.

The competition officially ends Tuesday, April 1, 2013, so don't delay! First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia this June.

For more information or to submit your video case, visit the Case of the Month feature.


Journal Article for Discussion

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

Click here to leave your comments in the forum for 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's abstract and other abstracts from the October 2012 issue of Movement Disorders.


Task Force on Africa Project Featured on BBC World Service

In December 2012, the first East African Parkinson's nurse training course was held in Tanzania, with participants from throughout East Africa.

The course was jointly funded by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and The Movement Disorder Society. Task Force on Africa Chair Prof. Richard Walker, MD, is interviewed in the BBC World Service Report about the course. Listen to the report.


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