MDS News
December 2010

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International Congress News

Registration is now open for the 2011 International Congress!
Register before April 12 for the best rates.

For more information about Toronto, please click here.

LOI Submission Process for The 4th Annual VO Games Is Now Open! To submit your case for possible presentation at the 4th Annual VO Games during the 15th International Congress in Toronto, please submit your Letter of Intent. This LOI should give a brief summary of the case, a description of what the video will demonstrate and a statement about why the case is unique or of sufficient interest to be selected. The LOIs are due on January 18, 2011.

2011 Congress Abstract Submission - Abstract Submission is now open for the 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. The deadline for submission is January 7, 2011. Please refer to the Congress website for information.

Housing Is Now Open! To reserve your room at either the Fairmont Royal York Hotel or the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, please visit our website.

Travel Grant Applications due January 8, 2011 - MDS is offering up to 100 travel grants of a maximum amount of $1,000 USD each in partial support of International Congress delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the 15th International Congress in Toronto, Canada, June 5-9, 2011. The deadline for all applications is January 8, 2011. Please visit the Congress website for more information.

15th International Congress - Important Dates

  • December 1, 2010 - Registration Opens
  • January 2011 - Preliminary Program available
  • January 7, 2011 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • January 8, 2011 - Travel Grant Application Deadline
  • April 12, 2011 - Early Registration Deadline
  • May 10, 2011 - Final Registration Deadline
  • June 5-9, 2011 - 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Website News

This month we are honored to partner with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and the National Institutes of Health in highlighting an important initiative of developing a standardized data collection across clinical research studies in Parkinson's disease.

On behalf of nearly 70 international experts that helped develop the Parkinson’s Disease Common Data Elements (PD CDE), Dr. Wendy Galpern, Program Director of Clinical Trials, appeals to the Movement Disorders scientific community in providing feedback on the international committee’s recommendations. Your feedback will be greatly appreciated in a landmark NIH-initiative. Read the article.

Editor’s Choice Article
Our Editor’s Choice Article is entitled “Exploring the Electrocardiogram as a Potential Tool to Screen for Premotor Parkinson’s Disease.” The podcast review is contributed by Laura Silveira Moriyama, MD, PhD. Go to Editor’s Choice Article.

Case of the Month
In this edition’s Case of the Month, we feature the case of a 61-year-old man who has a history of congenital adrenal hyperplasia that was diagnosed as a child but untreated for most of his adult life. Go to Case of the Month.





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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
Paris, France
December 10, 2010
E-mail: Catherine Breckenridge

3rd Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
Taipei, Taiwan
March 25-27, 2011
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to December 20.
Submit Now!

Basic Movement Disorders Course
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 4, 2011
Email: Congress Staff

MDS 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 5-9, 2011
E-mail: Congress Staff
Register Now!

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Atypical Parkinsonian Syndromes
December 9-10, 2010
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Brainstem Society Meeting
December 9-10, 2010
London, UK

Educational Activities

Non-CME E-Learning Activities

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 from the Congress held in Buenos Aires, Argentina on June 14, 2010.

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Based on an MDS sponsored course held at the University of Lisbon Faculty of Medicine in Lisbon, Portugal. This course covered topics including 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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