MDS News
August 2008

MDS Announces Web Site Medical Editors

Hubert Fernandez, MD
Gainesville, FL, USA
Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD
Buenos Aires, Argentina

The Movement Disorder Society is pleased to welcome Hubert Fernandez, MD of Gainesville, FL, USA and Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD of Buenos Aires, Argentina as MDSís new Web Site Medical Editors. Visit to view updated features and new initiatives.

12th International Congress in Chicago a Success

With 3,650 Movement Disorder specialists, the 12th International Congress in Chicago was the highest attended International Congress to date! Highlights of this noteworthy meeting include:

  • Presidentís Distinguished Service Award:
    • Cynthia L. Comella, Chicago, IL, USA
  • Honorary Member Awards:
    • Alim Benabid, Grenoble, France
    • Mahlon DeLong, Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Junior Awards:
    • Clinical Research: Luke A. Massey, London, United Kingdom
    • Basic Research: Binith Cheeran, London, United Kingdom
  • 1,210 posters and 14 late-breaking abstracts displayed daily
  • First inaugural Video Olympics Gold Medal was awarded to Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan (case presented by Szu-Chia Lai)

Thank you to everyone who attended this International Congress and who helped to make this annual event our most successful yet!

Education Announcements

DeNovo Parkinsonís Disease
San Francisco, CA, USA
September 13, 2008
Registration deadline August 29!

The 22nd Annual Symposium on Etiology, Pathogenesis, & Treatment of Parkinsonís Disease & Other Movement Disorders
Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
September 21, 2008

Dopamine Transporter Imaging Workshop
Madrid, Spain
October 31, 2008

The Many Faces of Dystonia
Dallas, Texas, USA
November 1, 2008
Registration now open!
20 Free Registrations for Junior Participants!

Treatment of PD: An Update
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 29, 2008

Dopamine Transporter Imaging Workshop
Toulouse, France
December 5, 2008

Dopamine Transporter Imaging Workshop
Glasgow, Scotland
February 5, 2009

Psychogenic Movement Disorders
Washington, DC, USA
April 2-4, 2009
Abstracts now being accepted!

MDS 13th International Congress of Parkinsonís Disease and Movement Disorders
Paris, France
June 7-11, 2009

De Novo Parkinsonís Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
The registration deadline for this course is August 29! Parkinsonís disease can be difficult to diagnose in the early stages, and use of symptomatic and neuroprotective treatments remains controversial. Medical professionals managing this disease need education on the process of accurate diagnosis, assessment of progression, and on how to optimize treatment strategies for Parkinsonís disease. Register Now!

Registration Now Open for The Many Faces of Dystonia Ė Dallas
MDS is pleased to announce 20 complimentary registrations for Junior Members at its next offering of The Many Faces of Dystonia: A Frequently Misdiagnosed Disorder on Saturday, November 1, 2008 in Dallas, TX, USA. To register, please visit the course web site.

MDS Live Course in Brazil Ė November 29, 2008
Planned by Course Director Francisco Eduardo C. Cardoso, MD, PhD, ďTreatment of Parkinsonís Disease: An UpdateĒ will be held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Please contact Bridgit Nelezen for further information.

Abstracts Now Being Accepted for Psychogenic Movement Disorders Conference
Abstracts on topics related to psychogenic movement disorders are now being accepted for poster presentations. The abstract deadline is January 31, 2009 for this April 2-4, 2009 conference. To submit an abstract, register or make hotel reservations, please visit the PMD Web site.

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