From: Info (MDS) [info@movementdisorders.org]
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Subject: February MDS E-Newsletter
MDS News
February 2010

14th International Congress News


Letter of Intent for Video Olympics due this Friday, February 5!
Submit a video case for possible review and presentation at the Video Olympics on the evening of Wednesday, June 16, 2010 during the 14th International Congress. Letters of Intent (LOI) are due by February 5, 2010. Click here for more information on the Video Olympics and how to submit your LOI.

Register before April 5 to get the best rates!

14th International Congress Teaching Courses on DVD - MDS is pleased to offer you the opportunity to pre-order a DVD of all eight teaching courses. Each DVD includes slides, audio and video of all eight teaching courses and the accompanying syllabi. Teaching course titles include:

MDS Members: Regular price $100.00. Special pre-order offer of $50.00
Non-Members: Regular price $200.00. Special pre-order offer of $100.00

Please click here for more information and to submit your order.

Late Breaking Abstract Submission for the 14th International Congress is now open!
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. Deadline is April 2, 2010 at 12:00 Noon US Central time. Click here for more information on Late Breaking Abstracts.

14th International Congress - Important Dates

  • February 5, 2010 - LOI for Video Olympics due
  • April 2, 2010 - Late Breaking Abstract Deadline
  • April 5, 2010 - Early Registration Deadline
  • May 3, 2010 - Final Registration Deadline
  • May 24, 2010 - Housing Deadline

Regional Section News

MDS-ES Summer School for Young Neurologists- Online Applications open Monday, February 15.
The 3rd Annual MDS-ES Summer School for Young Neurologists will be held 9-11 July, 2010 in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Young neurologists (under the age of 40) throughout Europe are encouraged to apply for a unique, hands-on Summer School experience. For a detailed program and application visit the Web site. The deadline for applications is April 9, 2010.

MDS-ES Call for 2010 EFNS Abstracts
MDS-ES has created a Movement Disorders program for the EFNS Annual Congress, Geneva, Switzerland, September 25-28, 2010. Submit abstracts on Movement Disorders topics by March 25, 2010. Junior researchers submitting Movement Disorders abstracts may also apply for EFNS/MDS-ES bursaries to help cover the cost of Congress attendance. For bursary details click here and go to 'grants and awards'. To submit an abstract, click here.

MDS-AOS Web site Redesigned!
Visit the new MDS-AOS Web site. It has the latest news on MDS-AOS activities, education, and information on upcoming meetings. Read the official welcome message from MDS-AOS Chair, Prof. Bhim Singhal here.

Web Site News

Quick Opinion Please Forum Welcomes Your Input! This forum is your gathering place to share opinions and diagnoses with colleagues and get feedback on challenging cases. Click here to go to the forum.

MDS Health Professionals Section
Professionals in physical therapy, occupational therapy, nursing, dietetics, clinical psychology, genetics and speech/language therapy can now find the latest resources and information related to Movement Disorders. Click here to go to the section.

Movement Disorders Books on Sale!
Purchase books on relevant topics in Movement Disorders on the MDS Web site through a new partnership with Amazon. Every purchase benefits MDS. Click here to access the "bookstore", which includes more than 60 titles. If you have a book to suggest for inclusion in this section, please e-mail the author, title and publisher to Heidi Schudrowitz.

Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

MDS 14th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Buenos Aires, Argentina
June 13-17, 2010
E-mail: Congress Staff
Register Now!

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Lisbon Portugal
April 24, 2010
E-mail: Hope Wallace

European Summer School for Young Neurologists
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
July 9-11, 2010
E-mail: Hope Wallace

New Therapies for Advanced Parkinson's Disease
Duke University, Durham, NC
September 17, 2010
E-mail: Kate Breckenridge

Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
São Paulo, Brazil
November, 2010
E-mail: Kate Breckenridge

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Knowledge Gaps in Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
Sicily, Italy
February 5-7, 2010
E-mail: gaps.in.mds@gmail.com

Freezing of Gait Workshop
Washington, DC
February 24-25, 2010
E-mail: nuttj@ohsu.edu

3rd Ataxia Investigators Meeting
Chicago, IL, USA
March 9-11, 2010
E-mail: susan@ataxia.org

Birmingham Movement Disorders Course
Birmingham, UK
March 17-19, 2010
E-mail: susan.pope@uhb.nhs.uk

DISMOV-SIN National Congress & International Symposium Movement Disorders in Psychiatry
Verona, Italy
March 25-27, 2010
E-mail: dismov@aristea.com

4th Singapore International Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Symposium
Concorde Hotel, Singapore
March 26-27, 2010
E-mail: nni_secretariat@nni.com.sg

Online CME Available

Online CME Activities

Nonmotor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease Webcast
Created from the Edward I. Rudman Parkinson's Disease Patient and Caregiver Symposium: Non Motor Aspects of Parkinson's Disease. Topics covered are nonmotor aspects of Parkinson's disease such as depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, autonomic disturbances, and cognitive deficits. Intended for patients and caregivers.

The Clinicians' and Nurses' Guide to Parkinson's Disease

12th International Congress Teaching Course Webcasts

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment

Recent Online Journal CME


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