MDS News
April 2012

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.

View Preliminary Program Now! 
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.

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:

  • Early registration deadline: April 20, 2012
  • Final registration deadline: May 30, 2012

2013 International Congress Session Suggestions Now Open
Deadline: June 26, 2012

The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) invites you to submit session suggestions to aid in planning the 2013 International Congress in Sydney, Australia. Suggestions are being accepted for Controversies, Parallel Sessions, Plenary Sessions, Skills Workshops, Therapeutic Plenary Sessions, and Video Sessions. The CSPC will review all suggestions and may adapt or modify any topic or speaker suggestions received. Submit a session suggestion.

Society Announcements

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 Winter School Course Report
The first annual MDS-ES Winter School for Young Neurologists was held in Innsbruck, Austria, February 24-26, 2012.  The Winter School course was created in a response to the resounding success of the MDS-ES Summer School program. Read the complete course summary.

 Website News

Case of the Month
The Society extends its deep appreciation to those of you who submitted educational video cases for the Society’s first Case of the Month Regional Section Competition. We received many interesting cases representing the three regions of MDS - Asian Oceanian, European and the Pan American region, including cases from India, the US and Spain.

The Chairs of the Regional Sections will now review the cases and choose their favorites for final consideration by the Web Editorial Board who will vote for the case they feel best highlights a patient with an unusual or challenging movement disorder. The winner will be announced at the annual Congress in Dublin this June.

Thank you again to those of you who were willing to share your cases with the Society, and helping further advances in the field of Movement Disorders.

Updates on Treatments for Nonmotor and Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease
Two of our members review the latest treatments for motor and nonmotor symptoms of Parkinson's disease. Dr. Susan Fox, MRCP (UK), PhD and Dr. Klaus Seppi, MD, provide their updates based on two Movement Disorders Journal articles published in the Vol. 26 supplement: “The Movement Disorder Society Evidence-Based Medicine Review Update: Treatments for the Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease” and “The Movement Disorder Society Evidence-Based Medicine Review Update: Treatments for the Non-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson's Disease.” Read the articles.

Editor’s Choice Article Podcast Review
For this edition, the MDS Web Editorial Board chose the article "Mortality from Parkinson's disease: A population-based prospective study (NEDICES)."

The summary and podcast review are provided by Dr. Mariese Hely, MBBS, FRACP, Consultant Neurologist at the Movement Disorders Unit, Department of Neurology, Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Also reviewing the article is Dr. Victor Fung, PhD, FRACP, Clinical Associate Professor at Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney, Australia.
Read the article and listen to the podcast review.









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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Bloomsday Basic Movement Disorders Course
June 16, 2012
Royal College of Physicians of Ireland, No. 6 Kildare St.
Dublin, Ireland
E-mail: Education Staff
This course is specially designed for family physicians, general neurologists, internists, trainees and other clinicians interested in acquiring a basic understanding of movement disorders.

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

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

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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