MDS News
October 2010

MDS Wins WMA 2010 WebAward! Congratulations to everyone who has helped make the MDS website an award-winning website! It recently was announced that the Web Marketing Association 2010 WebAward was granted to the MDS website.

MDS won the “Standard of Excellence” award, which means that the website scored above the industry average in seven categories: Innovation, Technology, Design, Content, Copy Writing, Ease of Use and Interactivity. MDS scored highest in Technology, Innovation and Content.

International Congress News

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. Click here for more information.

15th International Congress - Important Dates

  • October 4, 2010 - Abstract Submission Opens; Housing Opens
  • 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

Society Announcements

Call for 2011 Supported Meeting Applications

The Movement Disorder Society is accepting applications from meeting organizers who wish to receive financial support for scientific meetings in the year 2011. MDS will be offering a total amount of $70,000 USD to support these meetings, 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. To apply, meeting organizers must submit a proposed program, including lecture topics, faculty, and a budget for the meeting along with the completed Supported Meetings application. For more information or to apply, click here.

Website News

October/November Edition
Approximately 4,000 people attended the Congress in Buenos Aires this past June. During the Congress we presented the first “Web Wise Workshop”, highlighting new features and technology on the website and discussing plans for the future.

So many good things occurred during Congress that we felt we should highlight the best in this edition. We begin with MDS Member and Buenos Aires resident Dr. Oscar Gershanik, MD, who shares his reflections from the Congress.

You may enjoy browsing the Congress Photo Gallery & Slideshow of the week’s events, as well as the Presidential Lectures given by Honorary Members Dr. Gerald Stern, MD, and Prof. Yves Agid, MD, PhD. We also include the list of Awards recipients. If you are interested in purchasing the 2010 Congress Teaching Course DVD, you may do so here.





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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
São Paulo, Brazil
October 16, 2010
E-mail: Catherine Breckenridge

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
October 29, 2010
E-mail: Catherine Breckenridge

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

3rd Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
Taipei, Taiwan
March 25-27, 2011

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

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

MDS Visiting Professor Program
Shanghai, China
October 31 - November 1, 2010
E-mail: Catherine Breckenridge

MDS Ambassador Program - Society of Bangladesh Neurologists Bi-Annual International Neurology Conference
December 3-4, 2010
Dhaka, Bangladesh

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

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.

New - KUMC 4th Annual Parkinson's Disease Symposium Webcast

Recent Online Journal CME



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