MDS News
November 2008

Improve MDS Education!
Education is a top priority of MDS, and results from our Needs Assessment Surveys help to determine 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

  • Have you renewed your membership for 2009? Click here to pay your dues.

  • Cast your vote! Check out our latest feature on the Web site home page, our Online Poll. It's a quick and easy way to share your input with the membership and find out what others are thinking. This month we feature a question about MDS educational offerings.

13th International Congress Updates

Abstract submission is now open! The abstract deadline is January 16, 2009. To submit your abstract, please click here.

Supporters and Exhibitors: The 2009 Support Opportunities and Exhibitor Prospectus is now available! PDF

The Letter of Intent (LOI) process for the 2nd Annual Video Olympics is now open. The deadline to submit an LOI is December 3, 2008. Visit the Video Olympics page now!

Registration and Housing will open on December 1, 2008.

Podcasts Available from Chicago Congress
The Movement Disorder Society is proud to announce a podcast series highlighting the 12th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders, held in Chicago, Illinois, June 22-26, 2008. This exciting series features exclusive interviews with key presenters as well as informative segments from the live meeting. Listen now!

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 pertinent case studies. Visit the course Web site to register now!

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

Treatment of Parkinson's Disease: An Update
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
November 29, 2008
Registration Now Open!

Dopamine Transporter Imaging Workshop
Toulouse, France
December 5, 2008

2nd Medical and Surgical Course in Neuroscience
Porto, Portugal
January 23-24, 2009

Dopamine Transporter Imaging Workshop
Glasgow, Scotland
February 5, 2009

2nd Asian and Oceanian Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders Congress
New Delhi, India
February 15-17, 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.

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

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