January 2013

MDS Website News


Movement Disorders book reviews
now available on website

The Movement Disorder Society is excited to now offer reviews of movement disorders publications on the website.

In this edition we feature a review of the book, "Eminent Neuroscientists: Their Lives and Works."

If you are interested in reviewing a book, or submitting an idea for a review, please suggest the title, author and publication date to hfriedrichs@movementdisorders.org.

Be sure to visit the MDS Bookstore to purchase movement disorders publications. Each purchase from this section benefits MDS and helps further the mission of the Society!


Congress 2013: Housing, Registration, MDS Video Challenge

We are pleased to formally invite you, for the first time, to the continent of Australia. Come to the “land down under” where the sun is warm, the culture is dynamic and the people are welcoming, to attend the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, June 16 - 20, 2013.

Housing and registration is open, while Letters of Intent for the MDS Video Challenge are now being accepted on the Society's official Congress website. Start making arrangements today for your trip to Sydney at:  www.mdscongress2013.org.


'Society Snapshots' Highlight
MDS Members and Activities

We are excited to share videos of MDS members on the website. Key Society members were recorded at the June 2012 Congress in Dublin and give an inside peek at Society activities, including information about the MDS-UPDRS, the Journal, Social Media, Membership, Regional Sections, Moving Along, and other areas of interest to members and non-members alike.


MDS Connections

Calling all Regional Section Video Cases!

Beginning January 1, 2013, all video cases submitted online or via regular mail by any member of the Society's three Regional Sections (AOS, PAS and ES) will be entered into the second annual Video Case competition.

The Video Case competition officially runs from Tuesday, January 1 through Tuesday, April 1, 2013. After cases are received and processed by the MDS Secretariat, the Regional Chairs for each section will be sent the cases for review. Two entries from each Region will be selected and sent to the Web Editorial Board for final judging. Finalists will be notified by email in May. First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia this June.

The first-place winner will receive an Amazon Gift Card valued at $200 USD that can be used to purchase books on the MDS website. All video cases that are selected as finalists will be featured on the MDS website throughout 2013.

For more information visit the Case of the Month feature.


Featured Journal Article

Now you can join the discussion about select Movement Disorders Journal articles on the website.

Click here to leave your comments in the forum for this edition's article: "Psychogenic facial movement disorders: Clinical features and associated conditions" co-authored by Alfonso Fasano MD, and colleagues.

Or, listen to a podcast of this article's abstract and other abstracts from the October 2012 issue of Movement Disorders.


Task Force on Africa Project Featured on BBC World Service

In December 2012, the first East African Parkinson's nurse training course was held in Tanzania, with participants from throughout East Africa.

The course was jointly funded by the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and The Movement Disorder Society. Task Force on Africa Chair Richard Walker is interviewed in the BBC World Service Report about the course. Listen to the report.


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