MDS News - December 2013

Society News

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International Congress News

Registration is now open! Register before April 11, 2014 for the best rates! 

Stockholm Congress Scientific Program is Now Available! 


Submit Your Abstract for the 18th International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden!

Please visit the 2014 International Congress website for further information.

Letter of Intent Submission for the 7th Annual MDS Video Challenge Now Open! 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!
A block of rooms has been secured at several hotels in the area to accommodate International Congress participants. Please visit the 2014 Congress website to reserve your room now!

Deadline for Travel Grants: January 10, 2014
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society is offering up to 100 travel grants in the amount of $1,000 USD each in partial support of International Congress delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the 18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Stockholm, Sweden, June 8-12, 2014.

International Congress registration fees will be waived for all travel grant recipients. Candidates must complete the official Travel Grant Application as well as have submitted at least one abstract for which they are the first author to the 18th International Congress. The deadline to submit the official Travel Grant Application is January 10, 2014. Successful awardees will be notified by the International Secretariat in late February 2014.
Submit your 2014 Travel Grant Application.

18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Stockholm, Sweden
June 8-12, 2014

  • Preliminary Program Available: January 2014
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 6, 2014
  • Travel Grant Deadline: January 10, 2014
  • Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2014
  • Final Pre-Registration Deadline: May 9, 2014

Education News

Submit Your Application for the European Winter School! The third annual European Winter School for Young Neurologists will take place in Belgrade, Serbia, February 28 - March 2, 2014. Young neurologists who are interested in training in the field of movement disorders, as well as those who already have some experience in movement disorders, will be taught by an MDS-ES international faculty of senior movement disorder specialists. Visit the MDS Education webpage for more information on this and other upcoming courses.

Website News

Case of the Month
In this edition we are please to feature a Video Case of the Month contributed by Dr. David Arkadir, MD, PhD, of Columbia Medical Center, NY, USA, entitled: “A 38-year-old woman with long-standing generalized dystonia and new additional involuntary movements.” (Members Only)

Guest Feature Article
MDS member Dr. Gerald Stern, MD, London, UK, comments on a recent article published in Movement Disorders Journal, “Parkinson's Disease and Alpha Synuclein: Is Parkinson’s Disease a Prion-Like Disorder?” Read Dr. Stern’s commentary, “The enigma of alpha-synuclein.”

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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Botulinum Toxin for Neurological Disorders Teaching Course
December 13, 2013
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Evidence-Based Medicine Update on Treatments for Parkinson's Disease
February 21, 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

3rd Annual European Winter School for Young Neurologists
February 28 - March 2, 2014
Belgrade, Serbia

Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: Past, Present and Future
March 21-22, 2014
Miami, FL, USA

Save the Date!
4th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress

November 28-30, 2014
Bangkok, Thailand

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

2014 Basal Ganglia Gordon Research Conference
February 2-7, 2014
Ventura, CA, USA

1st International Freezing of Gait Congress
February 5-7, 2014
Dead Sea, Israel

The 13th International Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in Takamatsu
February 21-22, 2014
Takamatsu, Japan

14th Asian & Oceanian Congress of Neurology
March 2-5, 2014
Macao, Hong Kong

MDS-PAS Developing World Education Program - 4th International Scientific Conference “Restauración Neurológica 2014”
March 5-7, 2014
Havana, Cuba

Birmingham Movement Disorders Course
March 12-14, 2014
Birmingham, United Kingdom

Update on Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders - 2nd Panukrainian Conference
March 25-26, 2014 Dnipropetrovs’k, Ukraine

Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

International Congress DVDs
Teaching Course and Themed Course DVDs from the 17th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi. Streaming content from the 15th and 16th International Congresses is also available.

2013 VO Games DVD
Order the 17th 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. 

Coffee Break CME
No time for CME? No Problem! Coffee Break CME is MDS' first online CME program specially designed for the busy clinician. MDS Members: Free
Non-Members: $50 USD per module

Recent Online Journal CME


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