MDS News
September, 2008

MDS Needs Your Opinion!

MDS Membership Needs Assessment Survey
The MDS Membership Educational Needs Assessment Survey submission deadline has been extended. Education is a top priority of the MDS and the survey results will be used to plan our upcoming educational programs. It is critical that we understand your needs. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey by following the directions below.

AOS Educational Needs Survey Available
The AOS Educational Needs Survey is available for members to provide the Section's leadership with the educational requirements in their area. The survey is available on the AOS Web site. If you reside in the Asian & Oceanian region and have not already completed the survey please do so as is important for the Section to obtain as many responses as possible. The AOS has more than 500 members and at the moment we have only 124 responses so we welcome your contributions to this very important task.

Education Feature: MDS' Online CME

RLS and PD in the Office Setting: Webcast now available on MDS Web site
Click here to view a Web cast of the recent RLS and PD in the Office Setting course held in Atlanta, GA, USA.

Levodopa: The Gold Standard in the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease
Click here to read a CME Monograph of an Opening Symposia session from MDS' 11th International Congress in Istanbul.

Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice Webcast
Click here to view a web cast of MDS' ongoing DTI Workshop series.

De Novo Parkinsonís Disease: Diagnosis and Treatment
Parkinson's 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 Parkinson's 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: Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: An Update
Registration is now open for the November 29, 2008 live course in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Visit the website to register today!

Abstracts Now Being Accepted for Psychogenic Movement Disorders
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 meeting. To submit an abstract, register or make hotel reservations, please visit the PMD Web site.

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!

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

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


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