MDS News
January 2011

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International Congress News

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

For more information about Toronto, please click here.

Letter of Intents for 4th Annual VO Games Due January 18! To submit your case for possible presentation at the 4th Annual VO Games during the 15th International Congress in Toronto, please submit your Letter of Intent by January 18, 2011. 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.

2011 Congress Abstract Submission Closes Today! - The deadline for abstract submission for the 15th International Congress is January 7, 2011. Late-breaking abstracts will be accepted until April 2, 2011. Please refer to the Congress website for information.

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.

Travel Grant Applications due January 8, 2011 - MDS is offering up to 100 travel grants of a maximum 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 15th International Congress in Toronto. The deadline for all applications is January 8, 2011. Please visit the Congress website for more information.

15th International Congress - Important Dates

  • January 2011 - Preliminary Program available
  • January 7, 2011 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • January 8, 2011 - Travel Grant Application Deadline
  • April 12, 2011 - Early Registration Deadline
  • May 10, 2011 - Final Registration Deadline
  • June 5-9, 2011 - 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Website News

It's Elementary-Collecting Data that Unite Research Efforts - Our feature story comes from MDS members Caroline M. Tanner, MD, PhD, and Karl Kieburtz, MD, MPH: It's Elementary - Collecting Data that Unite Research Efforts. Why is the development of common data elements important? Although this effort may at first blush seem uninspired, in fact the establishment of common methods for recording data can facilitate PD research in many ways. Read more.

Editor’s Choice Article
Our Editor’s Choice Article is entitled “Exploring the Electrocardiogram as a Potential Tool to Screen for Premotor Parkinson’s Disease.” The podcast review is contributed by Laura Silveira Moriyama, MD, PhD. Go to Editor’s Choice Article.

Case of the Month
In this edition’s Case of the Month, we feature the case of a 61-year-old man who has a history of congenital adrenal hyperplasia that was diagnosed as a child but untreated for most of his adult life. Go to Case of the Month.









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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
Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to January 15.
Submit Now!

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

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

Basic Movement Disorders Course
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!

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

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

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

Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

Parkinson's Disease Across the Lifespan: A Roadmap for Nurses is a free online course designed by Parkinson’s nurse specialists to help other nurses better understand how to deliver comprehensive care to people and families living with Parkinson’s disease (PD).
The CEU course can be viewed online anytime. After viewing the four sessions and taking the short exams, your certificate will be sent to you via email.

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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