MDS News
November 2010

International Congress News

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 Now Open - Abstract Submission is now open for the 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. 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.

Request for Travel Grant Applications - 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
  • 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

Live Activities

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice - Paris, France
On December 10, 2010, MDS will host a Dopamine Transporter Imaging workshop in Paris, France. This workshop is intended to introduce participants to the potential of dopamine transporter single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging in neurological practice. For more information and to register, please visit the website.

Website News

Editor’s Choice Article
In this edition we have chosen to feature the Movement Disorders Journal article, “Cardiac Sympathetic Degeneration Correlates with Olfactory Function in Parkinson's Disease” with a podcast review contributed by Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD. Go to Editor’s Choice Article.

Case of the Month
In this edition we feature the case of a 19-year-old woman who presented to the hospital with 10 days' history of progressive headache. Go to Case of the Month.

Quick Opinion Please
In this edition we discuss the case of a 41-year-old man who had longstanding progressive tremor and more recently the onset of falls. Go to Quick Opinion Please.

We invite you to browse to MDS’s new Multimedia webpage to access features such as the Teaching Course DVD and Presidential Lecture videos from the 2010 Congress in Buenos Aires; educational webcasts; movement disorders videos from the Journal; and the complete collection of Editor’s Choice Articles and Podcasts.





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Education Announcements
Educational Activities

Non-CME E-Learning Activities

New - 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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