MDS News
May 2011

International Congress News

Final Registration Deadline - May 10

In order to guarantee your session selections and to get the best rates, register before May 10!

MDS Regional Section General Assemblies
The MDS AOS, ES, and PAS General Assemblies will be held on Monday, June 6, from 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 Business Meeting
The annual MDS Business Meeting will be held on Tuesday, June 7, from 13:30-14:30 in the 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.

Toronto City Information - There is plenty to do in Toronto! To find restaurants or nightlife in the area, to check out various tours you can participate in, or to just explore the neighborhoods before you arrive, please click here.

Now available at the 15th International Congress: The MDS-Unified Parkinson's Disease Rating Scale Training Program & Exercise

Testing room hours:
Sunday, June 5 - Wednesday, June 8: 7am-6pm
Thursday, June 9: 7am-4pm
Doctors will be available for questions on-site.

For more information, please click here.

Fun Run - June 7
New! MDS will be hosting a scenic 5k Fun Run on Tuesday, June 7th at 6:30am with check-in starting at 6:00am. The run will start at the Westin Park Square and head west along Queen’s Quay, leading to the stunning Toronto Music Garden.

Registration is $25 per person. In order to participate in this event, you must also register for the 15th International Congress.

15th International Congress - Important Dates

  • May 10, 2011 - Final Registration Deadline 
  • June 5-9, 2011 - 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders

Society News

Travel Grants Available
MDS is offering travel grants for the Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice course in Athens, Greece on Friday, June 17, 2011. For more information on the course, or on the travel grants, contact the MDS International Secretariat.

Call for MDS Materials!
The Archives Committee is looking for items for the Archives Collection. In particular, we are seeking materials from the first five Congresses (such as Program-at-a-Glance and Final Programs) and early journal issues. Please contact Andrea Wawrzyniak for more information or if you have any items to donate.

Website News

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!

Win an iPad®
Take the MDS website survey during the International Congress and enter to win one of three Apple® iPads®! More information can be found in the registration bags, final program and at the MDS Information Booth at the Congress. (Must be attending the Congress to enter and win.)

MDS Committees and Task Forces
The MDS Committees and Task Forces have been working diligently throughout the year to share news of their activities online. Among them is the Archives Committee, which recently has completed a series of oral histories that were recorded at the 14th International Congress in Buenos Aires. Watch the videos.

Also, the Neurosurgery Task Force has just launched a comprehensive historical work entitled, “History of Neurosurgery.” The work includes in-depth articles and research about the early years of neurology and some of the pioneers in the field. Read the articles.

Case of the Month: This is the case of a 70-year-old man who developed unstable gait and rapidly progressive cognitive decline with bradyphrenia and apathy over a period of one month. View the case.











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Education Announcements

MDS Meetings

Deep Brain Stimulation
Kiel, Germany
May 12-13, 2011

E-mail: Education Staff
Register Now!

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 2011
E-mail: Education Staff

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice
December 3, 2011
Houston, TX, USA
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

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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