MDS News
March 2011

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International Congress News

The Preliminary Program is available!

Registration is open for the 15th International Congress!  Register before April 12 for the best rates.

For more information about Toronto, please click here.

Late Breaking Abstract Submission
Deadline: The Late Breaking Abstract deadline is
April 1, 2011
at 12:00 Noon US CST.

Definition: A Late Breaking Abstract is any abstract reporting information that became available for public dissemination after the deadline of the regular abstract submission. It must be of critical importance to the clinical and/or scientific community and/or the public and should be newsworthy.

Eligibility: A Late Breaking Abstract should be accompanied by a short explanation of why it qualifies for this category.

The Late Breaking Abstract program is not designed to favor investigators who inadvertently missed the deadline for the regular abstract submission. Furthermore, abstracts reporting results based on small size series, because of their usual questionable power, are discouraged as Late Breaking Abstract, and abstracts on case reports would be considered only under exceptional circumstances given their inherent anecdotal nature.

Late Breaking Abstracts may be submitted by MDS Members or non-members. Submit a Late Breaking Abstract.

Housing Is Open for the 15th International Congress! To reserve your room at either the Fairmont Royal York Hotel or the Intercontinental Toronto Centre, please visit our website.

15th International Congress - Important Dates

  • April 12, 2011 - Early Registration Deadline
  • Housing Deadline (Groups) - April 29, 2011
  • Housing Deadline (Individual)  - May 3, 2011
  • May 10, 2011 - Final Registration Deadline
  • June 5-9, 2011 - 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Website News

Case of the Month: A 54-year-old, right-handed male reports an eight-year history of slowly progressive balance difficulties, which had become more marked in the previous two years. View 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. Post a comment in the forum.

Editor's Choice Article: "Exercise elevates dopamine D2 receptor in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease." Review and podcast contributed by Leo Verhagen, MD, PhD, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago.

Test Your Knowledge: Visit the MDS home page and take the quiz on REM-Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD) to see how your answers measure up. Go to quiz.

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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

3rd Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
Taipei, Taiwan
March 25-27, 2011

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
New Haven, CT, USA
April 30, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Deep Brain Stimulation
Kiel, Germany
May 12-13, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

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!

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

Diagnosis and Treatment of Dystonia Syndromes
Milan, Italy
September 2-4, 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Botulinum Toxin Training Course
Liverpool, United Kingdom
2011 - TBD
E-mail: Education Staff

Other Meetings
Supported or Endorsed by MDS

25th Annual PSG Symposium
May 13, 2011
Irving, TX, USA

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

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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