MDS News
September 2010

International Congress News

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

Order the 14th Congress Teaching Course DVD - Each DVD includes slides, audio and video of all eight teaching courses and the accompanying syllabi. Teaching course titles include:

The webcast recording of the teaching course Update on dystonia will be available on the MDS website at no cost, supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Ipsen.

MDS Members:$100.00 / Non-Members:$200.00.

Society Announcements

MDS Seeks Honorary Member Award Nominations

Each year MDS presents up to two Honorary Member Awards recognizing individuals who have made extraordinary contributions to the field of Movement Disorders or otherwise to the Society. We are now accepting Honorary Member nominations from MDS members. Please include the candidate’s name and institution, as well as complete contact information when submitting your nominations. Please e-mail nominations no later than September 27, 2010.

Website News

‘Other’ Choreic Disorders
Visit the MDS homepage to read about "other" choreic disorders. Our guest contributor is Dr. Ruth Walker, MB, ChB, PhD, from the James J. Peters VAMC, Bronx, N.Y., and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. She is joined by other experts and advocates who work on the front lines of this field. Topics they explore include:

• An Approach to the Patient with Chorea
• An Update on Neuroacanthocytosis Syndrome
• Advocacy for Neuroacanthocytosis Patients
• An Update on Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NBIA)
• The Neuropsychiatry of Chorea
• Speech and Swallowing Disorders in Chorea
• NBIA Disorders Association: From Hope to Discovery to Cure

To read the articles, visit the MDS home page.

Case of the Month - This edition’s Case of the Month features a 26-year-old man with abnormal movement causing significant gait and speech disturbance. Watch the video and take the test to determine the diagnosis.

Quick Opinion Please - Our Quick Opinion Please feature this month focuses on the case of a young patient who was diagnosed with primary generalized dystonia. By age 7, at the time she was first seen, her entire body, including her speech, was significantly affected by dystonia.

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Education Announcements
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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