MDS News - October 2012

Society News

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International Congress News

16th International Congress Abstracts available!

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2013 Congress Abstract Submission Now Open
The Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS Members and Non-Members to submit an abstract for review for the 17th International Congress in Sydney, Australia, June 16-20, 2013. For more information, go to the abstract submission website.

There is no fee to submit an abstract. All abstract submissions must be original research. Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been published and if the meeting name and date are cited accordingly. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the International Congress to present your research. The abstract submission deadline is January 7, 2013.
Submit your abstract.

Please contact the MDS Secretariat at with any questions or concerns regarding abstract submissions.

Important Dates
17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Sydney, Australia
June 16-20, 2013

  • Registration opens: December 3, 2012
  • Abstract Submission deadline: January 7, 2013
  • Early registration deadline: April 19, 2013
  • Final pre-registration deadline: May 17, 2013

Website News

2012 Congress Blue Ribbon Highlights
In the October/November edition of the website, the Society is pleased to share with members a wrap-up of the 2012 Congress, including the 2012 Blue Ribbon Highlights. The Blue Ribbon Highlights are held every year at the International Congress and provide a forum for a critical review of the best poster presentations by a panel of experts. This session highlights the relevance, novelty, and quality of both clinical and basic research presented by the delegates. Further details on the papers can be found at Go to the 2012 Blue Ribbon Highlights.

New! - MDS UDysRS Training Program & Exercise
The Movement Disorder Society has established a Training Program & Exercise for use of the Unified Dyskinesia Rating Scale. Like the MDS-UPDRS program, this tool allows participants to learn about the use of the scale, see examples of a rater administering the test to patients, and to view examples of the rating items. Click here to go to the UDysRS Training Program & Exercise.

Quick Opinion Please: Submit Your Challenging Case for Discussion
Interested in sharing your unique case online with fellow members? Then visit the feature Quick Opinion Please, a forum whereby members are encouraged to view the case and share opinions and suggestions. This website tool welcomes constructive clinical and scientific interchange among members and highlights interesting and challenging cases that are faced on a daily basis. Submit your case here. (Members Only)









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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
October 1-2, 2012
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Register Now!

Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson's Disease
October 25-26, 2012
Boston, MA, USA

Evidence Based Medicine Update on Treatments for Parkinson’s Disease
November 9, 2012
Toronto, ON, Canada
Register Now!

Botulinum Toxin Training in Neurological Practice
November 29-30, 2012
Rome, Italy
Register Now!

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

8th National Meeting on Movement Disorders
October 4-6, 2012
Punta del Este, Uruguay

Third Queen Square Workshop on Functional Neurosurgery
October 11-12, 2012
London, United Kingdom

MDS Ambassador Program -
II International Symposium on Movement Disorders

October 11-13, 2012
Mendoza, Argentina
E-mail: Education Staff

New Breakthroughs in Neuroacanthocytosis / Neurodegeneration with Brain Iron Accumulation (NA/NBIA): Towards Unraveling Underlying Mechanisms
October 26-27, 2012
Ede, Netherlands

Chorea, Ataxia and Other Dyskinesias
November 29-30, 2012
Olomouc, Czech Republic

Educational Activities

Educational Opportunities

Call to Host the MDS-ES Summer Schools and Winter Schools - MDS-ES now seeks potential hosts for future Summer and Winter Schools from 2013 onwards. For more information on essential criteria and how to apply, please go to the MDS-ES website.

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
Teaching Course and Themed Course DVDs from the 15th and now 16th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi.

New - 2012 VO Games DVD
Order the 16th 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.

Recent Online Journal CME


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