MDS News - June 2013

International Congress News

Choose Your Sessions Now! Please make sure you select your ticketed sessions taking place Monday, June 17 through Thursday, June 20. These sessions are included in your registration fee; there is no additional cost to attend.

We strongly urge you to choose your sessions now, rather than waiting to choose them when you arrive in Sydney. Room capacities are limited and we want to ensure you have a ticket for your preferred sessions.

If you have already registered, log into your online registration account using your registration ID (found on your confirmation) and click "Add/Edit Tickets" under Ticketed Sessions.

2013 Congress Final Program is now available
Plan your 2013 Congress experience and answer all your Congress questions with the 2013 Final Program, now available online at

Download the 2013 International Congress App
Check session schedules, poster presentations, and Congress event schedules on your iPhone®, iPad® or Android™ mobile device. Download the 2013 International Congress app by scanning the QR code on your 2013 Final Program, or go to

Poster Presentation and Guided Poster Tour Schedules Are Now Available - To view the 17th International Congress Poster Presentation and Guided Poster Tour Schedules, please visit

*Please note that tickets are NOT required to attend the 2013 Guided Poster Tours or Poster Presentations

Now Accepting Topic Suggestions for the 2014 International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden!
The Congress Scientific Program Committee (CSPC) invites you to submit topic suggestions to aid in planning the 2014 International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden. The CSPC will review all suggestions and may adapt or modify any topic or speaker suggestions received.

To submit a session suggestion, please visit the 2014 Congress website. All session suggestions are due by June 26, 2013.

Website News

G’day! The 17th International Congress is less than two weeks away and takes place in beautiful, friendly Sydney, Australia. Your Society makes it easier than ever to connect with colleagues and share your insights about the meeting, speakers, events, and more while you are visiting the land “down under.”

We encourage you to join the MDS group on Facebook before you head to the Congress. Get in on the discussion and chat with peers and friends around the world. Post your photos, ideas, questions and comments and connect instantly with this growing group.

Have you seen MDS on Twitter lately? If you are not one of the Society’s more than 1,500 followers, now is the time to follow MDS @movedisorder for the latest news and updates in the field. The MDS Congress 2013 hashtag is #MDSCongress2013. Use this hashtag after every “tweet” to search for and stay connected to conversations specifically related to the Congress.

If you prefer to connect on a strictly professional basis, check out MDS on LinkedIn. This vibrant, growing group of international movement disorders professionals sounds off with discussions, updates and news of interest to movement disorders professionals of all specialties.

Finally, be sure to stop by the MDS Booth located in the Convention Centre’s Exhibition Hall to pick up information about membership, educational courses, website resources, and more!


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Education Announcements
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
Teaching Course and Themed Course DVDs from the 15th and now 16th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi.

2012 VO Games DVD
Order the 16th 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.

Recent Online Journal CME


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