MDS News - March 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.

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.

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

  • Late-Breaking Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2013
  • Early registration deadline: April 19, 2013
  • Final pre-registration deadline: May 17, 2013

Website News

Submit Your Video Case to the 2013 Case of the Month Competition!

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 of the Month competition.

The Video Case of the Month competition officially runs through Tuesday, April 1, 2013. 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 top winner will receive an Amazon gift card worth $200 US (or the equivalent in the winner’s currency of resident country). All three finalists will receive Award Certificates and will have their video cases displayed on the MDS website in the coming year. To view last year’s first place winner from the European Section, click here.

For more information or to submit your video case, visit the Case of the Month feature.


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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

The 9th Asian Pacific Parkinson Association Meeting Sponsored by The Movement Disorder Society
June 15-16, 2013
Sydney, Australia

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

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.

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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