MDS News
February 2011

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International Congress News

The Preliminary Program is now available!

Registration is open for the 15th International Congress!  Register before April 12 for the best rates.

For more information about Toronto, please click here.

Late Breaking Abstract Submission
Deadline: The Late Breaking Abstract deadline is
April 1, 2011
at 12:00 Noon US CST.

Definition: 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.

Eligibility: A Late Breaking Abstract should be accompanied by a short explanation of why it qualifies for this category.

The Late Breaking Abstract program is not designed to favor investigators who inadvertently missed the deadline for the regular abstract submission. Furthermore, abstracts reporting results based on small size series, because of their usual questionable power, are discouraged as Late Breaking Abstract, and abstracts on case reports would be considered only under exceptional circumstances given their inherent anecdotal nature.

Late Breaking Abstracts may be submitted by MDS Members or non-members. Submit a Late Breaking Abstract.

Housing Is Open for the 15th International Congress! To reserve your room at either the Fairmont Royal York Hotel or the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, please visit our website.

15th International Congress - Important Dates

  • April 12, 2011 - Early Registration Deadline
  • Housing Deadline (Groups) - April 29, 2011
  • Housing Deadline (Individual)  - May 3, 2011
  • May 10, 2011 - Final Registration Deadline
  • June 5-9, 2011 - 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Website News

Welcome to the February/March edition of the MDS website and a new look for the home page! Browse the MDS website to see a few changes that we hope will make searching for information easier and quicker. Now, we have four sections which incorporate the best resources of the Society’s “Communication Hub”:

In This Edition you will find popular educational tools, which include Case of the Month, Quick Opinion Please, Feature Article, as well as the Message from the Editors, and Editor's Choice Article with podcast review.

More Features - Highlights tools and resources for clinicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals.
• E-Store: help the Society by purchasing books, DVDs and audio visuals in movement disorders
• Multimedia Section: listen to podcast reviews by MDS members of select research articles, watch video of Presidential Lectures, listen to Webcasts, and more
• MDS-UPDRS Teaching Program & Exercise (Free for members)
• Health Professionals Section
• Rating Scales: download recommended scales or read EBM Reviews and Position Papers published in the MDS Journal
Moving Along: peruse the Society's quarterly newsletter

Important Links - Links to international organizations and foundations, the Movement Disorders Journal, and PubMed, the National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health database of citations, abstracts and articles. Also in this section is "MDS Connections" - the complete collection of Social Media channels connecting the Society as well as movement disorders specialists worldwide.

Educational Resources - Find the latest news and resources in movement disorders, including Online Journal CME, E Learning (Webcasts and DVDs), upcoming international workshops, conferences and programs, summaries of past courses, and much more.

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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

3rd Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
Taipei, Taiwan
March 25-27, 2011

Botulinum Toxin Training Course
Liverpool, United Kingdom
April 5-6, 2011
E-mail: Education Team

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
New Haven, CT, USA
April 30, 2011
E-mail: Education Team

Deep Brain Stimulation
Kiel, Germany
May 12-13, 2011
E-mail: Education Team

Basic Movement Disorders Course immediately preceding the 15th International Congress
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 4, 2011
Email: Congress Staff

MDS 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 5-9, 2011
E-mail: Congress Staff
Register Now!

Summer School for Young Neurologists
July 1-3, 2011
Naples, Italy
E-mail: Education Team

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dystonia Syndromes
Milan, Italy
September 2-4, 2011
E-mail: Education Team

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

4th Medical Surgical Course in Neuroscience
February 11-12, 2011
Porto, Portugal

Basic Course in Movement Disorders
February 18-20, 2011
Guwahati, India

25th Annual PSG Symposium
May 13, 2011
Irving, TX, USA

Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

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.

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Based on an MDS sponsored course held in Lisbon, Portugal. This course covered topics including natural history of PD, diagnosing PD, disease modifying strategies in PD, and management of non-motor problems in early PD. Intended for general neurologists, geriatricians and general practitioners.

Nonmotor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease Webcast
From the Edward I. Rudman Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Symposium: Non Motor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease. Intended for patients and caregivers.

KUMC 4th Annual Parkinson's Disease Symposium Webcast Intended for patients and caregivers.

Recent Online Journal CME


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