MDS News - October 2013

Society News

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International Congress News

Abstract Submission for the 18th International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden is Now Open!
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society invites all MDS Members and non-members to submit an abstract for review for the 18th International Congress.

Please visit the 2014 International Congress website for further information.

Reserve your hotel room!
A block of rooms has been secured at several hotels in the area to accommodate International Congress participants. Please visit the 2014 Congress website to reserve your room now!

18th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders
Stockholm, Sweden
June 8-12, 2014

  • Registration Opens: December 2, 2013
  • Preliminary Program Available: January 2014
  • Abstract Submission Deadline: January 6, 2014
  • Early Registration Deadline: April 11, 2014
  • Final Pre-Registration Deadline: May 9, 2014

Regional Section News

MDS-ES Movement Disorders Fellowship Program
The MDS-ES is now accepting applications for placement in 2014. The Fellowship Program will grant 3 awards for €1,500 Euro each, plus travel expenses up to €300 Euro, to study at a European Movement Disorders center. The purpose of this award is to support accommodation and living expenses for six weeks. Applications must be received by October 25, 2013. For more information on eligibility or to apply, click here.

Website News

New Website Co-Editor Announced
We would like to welcome the new co-editor of the MDS website, Dr. Susan Fox, MRCP (UK), PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology at Toronto (ON) Western Hospital. Dr. Fox has been instrumental in guiding many website projects for the Society over the years, including: Case of the Month, EBM Reviews and Position Papers, Education, and much more. Dr. Fox joins Dr. Hubert Fernandez in overseeing the upcoming redesign of the website.
Former co-editor Dr. Marcelo Merello now joins Prof. Kailash Bhatia as the new co-editor of the Movement Disorders-Clinical Practice Journal. He will transition Dr. Fox into her new role in the coming months.

Neurosurgery Special Interest Group Project Update
In this October/November edition of the website, we are pleased to share a report from the Chair of the Neurosurgery Special Interest Group, Prof. Per Almqvist. In his report, Prof. Almqvist updates members about a project being undertaken to adopt the NINDS/CDISC data standard for capturing adverse events data associated with DBS in Parkinson’s patients. The Neurosurgery SIG also proposed testing this new data capture tool in an epidemiological study. Read the article.

‘Society Snapshots’ now online
Curious to hear what other members are up to in the Society? Visit the MDS website to view video commentaries from your peers who are contributing their talents and expertise in the following areas:

Evidence Based Medicine – Prof. Cristina Sampaio
Task Force on the Definition of Parkinson’s Disease – Dr. Daniela Berg
Asian and Oceanian Education – Prof. Ryosuke Takahashi
Asian and Oceanian Section – Prof. Louis Tan
Neurosurgery Special Interest Group - Prof. Per Almqvist
Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group – Ms. Ruth Hagestuen
CME – Dr. Janis Miyasaki
Task Force on Africa – Dr. Richard Walker
Publications Oversight Committee – Dr. Cynthia Comella

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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 16th and now 17th International Congress are available for purchase at the MDS E-Store. Includes slides, audio, video and syllabi. 

2013 VO Games DVD
Order the 17th 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. 

Recent Online Journal CME


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