MDS News
December 2008

Have you renewed your membership for 2009?
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Improve MDS Education and Save on Congress Registration!
Your opinion matters to us! Complete the Educational Needs Assessment Survey by January 9, 2009 and you will be entered into a drawing to win $150 USD off your 13th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders registration. For those of you who have already completed the survey, you are automatically entered.

Web Site News

We're Going Mobile!
Take The Movement Disorder Society on the road with you. Point your browser to movementdisorders.mobi on your Web-enabled device any time and access the complete MDS membership directory within seconds.

Case of the Month
Test your knowledge on unique case studies in December's Case of the Month, now available on the home page. Read the case history, watch the video and take the quiz to find the right diagnosis.


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 are now open.

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!

Abstracts Deadline January 31 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.

Call for Courses
MDS Members are invited to submit educational activity proposals to the Education Committee for the 2009 and 2010 program years. Proposals will be reviewed by the respective Committees. The International Secretariat will support Course Directors and implement approved courses. Log in to the MDS Web site to submit your course online. Course proposals are due on January 23, 2009.


Education Activities

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 due January 31!

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

E-Learning

Internet Journal CME
Articles are available from each issue of Movement Disorders. The most recent article is "Nicotine and Parkinson's disease: Implications for therapy" by Maryka Quik, PhD.

MDS Web Casts
RLS and PD in the Office Setting
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
Web cast of MDS' ongoing DTI Workshop series.


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