MDS News
October 2008
Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: An Update

Space Filling Up Quickly for Brazil Workshop

Reserve your seat today at the Treatment of Parkinson's Disease Workshop on November 29, 2008 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hear from Course Director Francisco Eduardo C. Cardoso and esteemed faculty Joaquim Ferreira, Oscar Gershanik, Anthony Lang and Andrew Lees as they discuss levodopa therapy, clinical and surgical management of motor complications of the drug, and share your pertinent case studies. Visit the course Web site to register now!

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Education is a top priority of MDS, and results from our Needs Assessment Surveys help in determining educational needs around the world. Please take a few minutes to complete the surveys below.

MDS Membership Needs Assessment Survey

Asian and Oceanian Section Educational Needs Survey Available

October Edition Now Available
The October edition of the MDS Web site is now available from your Web Site Medical Editors Hubert Fernandez and Marcelo Merello. This month we highlight four exemplary foundations: The Michael J. Fox Foundation, The Society of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, WE MOVE, and The Parkinson Alliance. In addition, read our Q&A with four scientific directors and the Editor's Choice article by Dr. Laura Marsh, Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Neurology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Registration Now Open for The Many Faces of Dystonia – 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.

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

Dystonia Europe
Hamburg, Germany
October 17-19, 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

Old and New Dopamine Agonists in Parkinson's disease: A Reappraisal
Pisa, Italy
February 26-28, 2009

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

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

Online CME Available

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.

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