MDS News - November 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.

Deadline for Travel Grants: January 11, 2013
The Movement Disorder Society (MDS) is offering up to 100 travel grants of a maximum amount of $2,000 USD each in partial support of International Congress delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia, June 16-20, 2013.

International Congress registration fees will be waived for all travel grant recipients, and the amount of each travel grant given will be determined by the Awards Committee, based on criteria including the applicant's location in relation to the 2013 International Congress.The deadline to submit the official Online Travel Grant Application is January 11, 2013. Successful awardees will be notified at the end of February, 2013. Click here for more information or to apply.

Note: You must be the first author on an abstract in order to apply for a travel grant.

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

Wanted: Your Quick Opinion Please!
Have you visited the MDS website lately to view movement disorders cases? The latest case features an 18-year-old patient with episodic unilateral arm movements. Click here to read the case history, view the  video and post your comments. (Members Only)

New! Movement Disorders Book Reviews
MDS is excited to announce a new feature of the website: Book listings and reviews. View dozens of publications from leading experts in the fields of neurology and Movement Disorders in our Bookstore. You can help The Movement Disorder Society with your purchases on Amazon, too. Whenever you order one of the books from the Bookstore, MDS receives a portion of the proceeds, which help to further the mission of the Society.

Read an introductory overview of the first featured book: “Rating Scales in Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical Practice and Research.” If you have suggestions for a book review, or would like to provide a review, please forward book title, author(s), publisher and date of publication to

Editor’s Choice Article & Podcast Review
This month the website features a review of the Movement Disorders Journal article, “Tricyclic antidepressants delay the need for dopaminergic therapy in early Parkinson's disease” by Katrina L. Paumier, PhD and colleagues. Dr. Kelvin Chou, Associate Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, provides the review and podcast. To browse archives of past reviews, click here.


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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

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!

Evidence Based Medicine Update on Treatments for Parkinson's Disease
January 18, 2013
Innsbruck, Austria

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

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

Educational Activities

Educational Opportunities

The MDS-ES Movement Disorders European Fellowship Program
MDS-ES will award three Movement Disorders European Fellowship Program (3) grants of €1,500 plus travel expenses up to €300 for applicants to visit a European Movement Disorders centre. Click here to learn more.

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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