MDS News
June 2011

International Congress News

Registration for the 15th International Congress is still open!

Final Program is now available! 

15th International Congress Abstracts are now available (Members Only)

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:

Platinum Plus Level

Platinum Level

Gold Level

Silver Level


Bronze Level

MDS AOS, ES, and PAS Section General Assemblies
Monday, June 6, 13:00-14:00
Please see the Final Program for specific locations. Regional Section elections will take place during these assemblies. All delegates are encouraged to attend. 

MDS Annual Business Meeting
Tuesday, June 7, 13:30-14:30
South Building, Level 700, Room 714AB
The biennial elections for 2011-13 MDS leadership will be held at this time. All MDS Members are encouraged to attend and cast their vote. This meeting is open to all delegates.

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

  • 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

June/July Edition: We are pleased to share 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!”

Twitter at the Congress
Stay on top of the Congress and follow MDS @movedisorder on Twitter, the official Congress broadcast line. Join our Twitter community and begin following us today! Be sure to use #MDSCongress every time you tweet at Congress!

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.

Multilingual Content: In an effort to broaden communications with our global membership, the Society is pleased to offer several sections of the website translated in Spanish and Chinese.

Visit About Us, Membership, Publications, International Congress, and Regional Sections pages to read about the Society in your language of choice!










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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

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

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
June 17, 2011
Athens, Greece
E-mail: Education Staff

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

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!

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. Pre-Order the 15th International Congress Teaching Courses or 15th International Congress Themed Courses DVDs before June 9, 2011.

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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