MDS News
July 2011

International Congress News


15th International Congress Abstracts available!
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The Movement Disorder Society wishes to acknowledge and thank the following companies for their support of the 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders:

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

  • Housing Opens: October, 2011
  • Abstract submission opens: October 3, 2011
  • Registration opens: December 1, 2011
  • Abstract Submission deadline: January 6, 2012
  • Early registration deadline: April 20, 2012
  • Final registration deadline: May 18, 2012

Website News

MoveNet is MDS’s newest online community which is free to join and open to physicians, researchers and other health professionals who are interested in learning more about the field of Movement Disorders. When you join MoveNet, which welcomes MDS members as well as nonmembers, you can:
• Search movement disorders specialists around the globe
• Opt-in to receive timely MDS news and information
• Keep up on the latest advances in movement disorders
• Connect with old friends or meet new colleagues

June/July Edition: Read the latest news from the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, based in Chicago. President Arthur Kessler, Dr. Mahlon DeLong, Professor of Neurology, Emory School of Medicine Scientific Director, and Dr. Jan Teller, MA, Phd, DMRF Science Officer, update us about the foundation’s activities and achievements.

“DMRF Provides Essential Services for Physicians and Patients.”

“Training Tomorrow’s Movement Disorder Superheroes: DMRF and Merz Partner to Offer Clinical Movement Disorders Fellowships with a Focus on Dystonia.” 

“5th International Dystonia Symposium– it’s not what you think!”

Editor's Choice Article: “Rapidly Progressive Diffuse Lewy Body Disease” Carles Gaig MD, et al. David Burn, MD, FRCP, Professor of Movement Disorder Neurology, Newcastle University, United Kingdom, contributes the podcast review. Read the article and listen to the podcast.

Case of the Month: This edition’s Case of the Month concerns a 17-year-old girl who has exhibited a progressive history of gait disturbance since she was 10. The case is contributed by Soumya Ghosh, MBBS, PhD, FRACP and Anthony E. Lang MD, FRCPC, Toronto Western Hospital, Movement Disorders Centre. Read the case.

Quick Opinion Please: This is a case of a 51-year-old man, with a 10-month history of gait disturbances. The patient began with an involuntary dorsiflexion of left foot during gait initiation. Click here to post your comments.

Congress iPad Winners! Three lucky delegates at the 15th International Congress went home from the Toronto meeting with an Apple iPad this year. The winners, who had taken the MDS Website Survey during the Congress in order to enter the giveaway, were among more than 200 entrants. The winners are: Ronald Barber (UK), Ramon Kruschewsky (Brazil) and Clecio Godeiro (Brazil).










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Education Announcements

MDS Receives Accreditation with Commendation

After completion of the reaccreditation process required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), MDS was notified in March 2011 that it now meets or exceeds all requirements for Accreditation with Commendation, accrediting MDS through March 2016. Of the over 700 organizations who are accredited by the ACCME to provide certified medical education, only 15% receive Accreditation with Commendation. As a result of efforts by the CME Committee in conjunction with the Secretariat, MDS is among these distinguished organizations. The Society's honorable accreditation status even further solidifies its standing as a premier provider of quality continuing medical education.


MDS Meetings

New Date! Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
July 23, 2011
New Haven, CT
E-mail: Education Staff

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
September 10, 2011
Chicago, IL, USA
E-mail: Education Staff

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dystonia Syndromes
Milan, Italy
September 22-23, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Botulinum Toxin Training Course
Liverpool, United Kingdom
October 18-19, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Surgical Management of Movement Disorders: DBS and Beyond
Buenos Aires, Argentina
November 4-5, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff
Travel Grants Available!
Register Now!

Pan American School for Young Neurologists
São Paulo, Brazil
October 28-30, 2011
Applications Now Open
Click here for more information or to apply

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
December 3, 2011
Houston, TX, USA
E-mail: Education Staff

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

21st Annual Course - A Comprehensive Review of Movement Disorders for the Clinical Practitioner
July 25-28, 2011
Aspen, CO, USA

Educational Activities

E-Learning Activities

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.

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.

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