MDS News - February 2013

Society News

Renew Your Membership for 2013!
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International Congress News

Register Now!
Register before April 19, 2013 for the best rates!

2013 Congress Preliminary Program

The 2013 Congress Preliminary Program is now available at

Now accepting Late-Breaking Abstracts
The Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS Members and Non-Members to submit a Late-Breaking Abstract for review. A Late-Breaking Abstract is any abstract reporting information that became available for public dissemination after the deadline of the regular abstract submission. It must be of critical importance to the clinical and/or scientific community and/or the public and should be newsworthy. All submitted abstracts must meet the criteria of a Late-Breaking Abstract.

To submit a Late-Breaking Abstract, please send your abstract as a Word Document to by April 1, 2013. Visit for further information and submission criteria.

Deadline to submit Letter of Intent for MDS Video Challenge: February 5!
This LOI should give a brief summary of the case, a description of what the video will demonstrate and a statement about why the case is unique or of sufficient interest to be selected. For more information on the MDS Video Challenge, please visit the website.

Reserve Your Hotel Room Now!
You are able to reserve your room in Sydney online at any time. Please visit the website to reserve your room now!

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

  • Letter of Intent deadline for possible participation in the MDS Video Challenge: February 5, 2013
  • Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2013
  • Early registration deadline: April 19, 2013
  • Final pre-registration deadline: May 17, 2013

Website News

Sneak peek at highlights of the 17th International Congress
In this edition, we hear from David J. Burn, Chair of the Congress Scientific Program Committee, who shares his recommendations for taking advantage of the best of the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia.

The special meeting theme of this year’s Congress, which takes place June 16-20, is "Clinicopathological correlations in movement disorders – from bench to bedside." This theme will be showcased in two Plenary Sessions, eight Parallel Sessions one Skills Workshop, one Teaching Course and one Video Session, and promises to be a stimulating and varied meeting highlight.

Case of the Month
Also in this edition we feature one of the 2012 Video Case of the Month finalists from our colleagues in Italy. Click here to view the case of a young man with repetitive movements and unsteady gait. Watch the video and take the self-guided test for this interesting case to see if you can determine the diagnosis.

New! Movement Disorders Book Reviews
We are pleased to now offer book reviews of movement disorders publications on the MDS website. In the coming months, look for member reviews on the MDS homepage. Be sure to visit the MDS book section to browse or purchase movement disorders books. Each purchase from our website benefits MDS and helps further the mission of the Society!


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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

MDS-ES Winter School for Young Neurologists
March 1-3, 2013
Tartu, Estonia

MDS-PAS Summer School for Young Neurologists
April 5-7, 2013
Santiago, Chile

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

VI Neurotoxicity Society Meeting: Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Disorders
March 21-14, 2013
Valdivia, Chile

1st Taiwan International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
March 30-31, 2013
Taipei, Taiwan

Merinoff Symposium 2013: Parkinson's Disease
April 10-12, 2013
Manhasset, NY, USA
Contact: Christoper Czura

Visiting Professor Program
April 10-12, 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Contact: MDS Education Staff

The Interface Between Neurology and Psychiatry: Movement Disorders
April 13, 2013
Boston, MA, USA
Contact: Joseph Friedman

Unusual Movement Disorders Marathon Symposium
May 15, 2013
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Contact: Alberto Espay

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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