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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.
- All abstract submissions must be original research.
- Abstracts that have been presented at other meetings may be submitted if they have not been published and if the meeting name and date are cited accordingly.
- All abstracts accepted for presentation will be published in an electronic supplement to the Movement Disorders journal, online edition.
- If your abstract is accepted, you must be prepared to travel to the International Congress to present your abstract on the assigned date. Please do not submit an abstract if you are not prepared to travel to the International Congress to present your research.
- There is no fee to submit an abstract; however all abstract presenters must register for the International Congress and pay applicable fees. Congress registration will open December 2, 2013.
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!
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.
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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Uncommon Causes of Movement Disorders
October 11-12, 2013
Design, Conduct and Interpretation of Clinical Trials in Movement Disorders
October 29-31, 2013
Deep Brain Stimulation for Movement Disorders
November 28-29, 2013
London, United Kingdom
Evidence-Based Medicine Update on Treatments for Parkinson's Disease
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Save the Date!
4th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
November 28-30, 2014
Supported or Endorsed by MDS
World Parkinson Congress
October 1-4, 2013
View a special message from WPC 2013 Co-Chairs Dr. Stanley Fahn & Dr. Jon Stoessl
27th Annual PSG Symposium on Etiology, Pathogenesis, and Treatment of PD and Other Movement Disorders Meeting
October 1, 2013
Contact: Donna Moszkowicz
Bridging Neurology and Psychiatry: Movement Disorders
October 12, 2013
Boston, MA, USA
Contact: Joseph Friedman
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
- Vol. 28.10 "Regional Anatomy of the Pedunculopontine Nucleus: Relevance for Deep Brain Stimulation" Marie-Pierre Fournier-Gosselin, MD, Nir Lipsman, MD, Jean A. Saint-Cyr, PhD, Clement Hamani, MD, PhD, and Andres M. Lozano, MD, PhD
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