MDS News
January 2012

Society Announcements

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International Congress News

Registration is Now Open! Register before April 20, 2012 for the best rates.

Scientific Program is Now Available! 

Abstract Submission Deadline Approaching! The Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS Members and non-members to submit an abstract for review for the 16th International Congress. The abstract submission deadline is January 6, 2012.

Letter of Intent Submission for the 5th Annual MDS Video Games Due January 25! 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 Games, please visit the website.

Housing Now Open! You are able to reserve your room in Dublin online at any time. To reserve 10 or more rooms, please send your request by email to

Deadline for Travel Grants: January 9, 2012
MDS is offering up to 100 travel grants of a maximum amount of $1,000 USD each to International Congress delegates in financial need to facilitate their travel to and participation in the 16th International Congress in Dublin. The deadline for all applications is January 9, 2012. Please visit the Congress website for more information.

16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Dublin, Ireland
June 17-21, 2012

Important Dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: January 6, 2012
  • Travel Grant Deadline: January 9, 2012
  • Letter of Intents for MDS Video Games due: January 25, 2012
  • Early registration deadline: April 20, 2012
  • Final registration deadline: May 30, 2012

Website News

Calling All Cases! All video cases submitted to the Case of the Month between January 1, 2012 and April 1, 2012 from the following MDS Regional Sections - Asian and Oceanian, Pan American and European - will automatically be entered into our Regional Section competition! If your case is chosen as a winner, you will receive a $200 Amazon gift card, as well as recognition from your peers.

Judging will take place in May 2012, with the winning case announced by the MDS Medical Co-Editors at the 16th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Dublin, Ireland, June 17-21, 2012. Your video case will remain on the MDS website indefinitely for exclusive viewing by MDS members.

Questions? Email Heidi Friedrichs, MDS Website Manager

Editor's Choice Article Review and Podcast: We would like to thank Dr. Susan H. Fox, MRCP (UK), PhD, Associate Professor Neurology, University of Toronto, Toronto Western Hospital, for contributing this edition’s article and podcast review. She reviews the article, published in the October 2011 issue: “The Relation Between Cognition and Motor Dysfunction in Drug-Naïve Newly Diagnosed Patients with Parkinson’s Disease,” by Magdalena Eriksson Domello, MSc, Eva Elgh, PhD and Lars Forsgren, MD, PhD. Read the review and listen to the podcast.

16th International Congress News and Updates: The 16th International Congress in Dublin, Ireland, June 17-21, 2012 has been in the planning stages for many months now. Visit the Society’s website dedicated exclusively to providing the latest information about the Congress. Get up-to-date information on housing, registration, abstract submissions, travel grants, social events and more! Also learn more about the new Skills Workshop: Movement Disorders Grand Rounds.

QR Codes Are Here – But What Are They?
While browsing through the latest issue of Moving Along, you may have noticed a strange looking symbol next to a few of the articles. No, it’s not a typographical error – it’s a QR code, short for Quick Response code.

This symbol is placed next to new and relevant articles that link to the MDS website. In order to use it, you first need to download a QR Reader app onto your mobile phone. Then, simply snap a picture of the code with your camera phone and the article will download directly on your phone for instant viewing.

One of our goals is to utilize new technology to connect you, faster, anytime, anywhere, to valuable information, updates and tools on the MDS website. Check out the QR codes placed next to various articles in the newsletter and see for yourself!








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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

MDS-ES Winter School for Young Neurologists
Applications Closed
February 24-26, 2012
Innsbruck, Austria
E-mail: Education Staff

Update on the Pathogenesis and Treatment of Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders
March 4, 2012
La Paz, Bolivia
E-mail: Education Staff

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
March 31, 2012
Santa Clara, CA, USA
E-mail: Education Staff

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

Knowledge Gaps in Parkinson's Disease and Other Movement Disorders
February 9-11, 2012
Genova, Italy

Genetics in Parkinson’s Disease – Focus on Ashkenazi Jews
February 16, 2012
Tel Aviv, Israel
E-mail: Prof. Nir Giladi

Birmingham Movement Disorders Course
March 14-16, 2012
Birmingham, United Kingdom
E-mail: Susan Pope

4th International Congress on Multiple System Atrophy
March 19-20, 2012
Toulouse, France
E-mail: Evelyne Guillaud

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
Order the 14th International Congress Teaching Courses DVD. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi. Now available - Order the 15th International Congress Teaching Courses or 15th International Congress Themed Courses DVDs.

2011 VO Games DVD
Order the 15th 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.

De Novo Parkinson's Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment Based on an MDS sponsored course held in Lisbon, Portugal. Topics include 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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