MDS News
January 2009

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.

MDS Announces Ambassador Program
YThe MDS Education Committee is happy to announce the Ambassador Program, designed to improve access to Movement Disorder education in areas where this sub-specialty is underrepresented. The Ambassador Program aims to provide speakers to regional neurological meetings and to provide educational materials about Movement Disorders and their treatment. To learn more, please visit the Ambassador Program Web site.

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Web Site News

Editor's Choice
Check out the latest journal article on the MDS home page: "Antipsychotic medication treatment for mild hallucinations in Parkinson's disease: Positive impact on long-term worsening," by Christopher G. Goetz, MD, Wenqing Fan, MS, and Sue Leurgans, PhD. Click here to read the article.

Online Poll
This home page feature is your opportunity to share your opinion on topics important to The Movement Disorder Society. This month we want to know which member benefit you find most useful. Click here to go to the poll!

13th International Congress Updates

The abstract deadline is quickly approaching! Submit your abstract before January 16, 2009!

Junior Members: After submitting your abstract, be sure to apply for a Travel Grant before February 27!

The Letter of Intent (LOI) deadline for the 2nd Annual Video Olympics has been extended to February 3, 2009. Visit the Video Olympics page now!

Register now for the 13th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. Reduced rates are available through April 6!

To reserve a hotel room for the 13th International Congress, please complete the online form

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

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

5th International Workshop on Dementia with Lewy Body & Parkinson's Disease Dementia
Kassel, Germany
March 8-11, 2009

4th Meeting of the UK PK NonMotor Group: NonMotor Symptoms of PD: What's New? London, United Kingdom
March 21, 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


Internet Journal CME
Articles are available from each issue of Movement Disorders. Check back frequently to make sure you don't miss any CME opportunities!

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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