Website Edition: October/November 2009

Message from the Editors: October/November 2009 Edition

By: Hubert H. Fernandez, MD and Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD
Website Editors

Welcome to the October/November Edition of the MDS website and check out these new features!

To make our website even more user-friendly, we have redesigned the home page while keeping "the look" that we are all used to. You will all notice that there are now more direct links to our most popular Web features: the Movement Disorders Journal; the Education Portal (where you will find all our on-going and upcoming CME activities); the collection of MDS Evidence-Based Reviews and Task Force Papers; the library of Scales owned by our Movement Disorder Society, or recommended by our Task Force.

Of course, we maintain our monthly features: Case of the Month; Quick Opinion Please; Editor's Choice Article and our Featured Articles. Test your knowledge with our new Case of the Month. Let us know what you think and send your colleagues your suggestions on Quick Opinion Please. Listen to the expert critique of this month's Editor's Choice Article: "The PRIAMO Study: a multicenter assessment of non-motor symptoms and their impact on quality of life in Parkinson's disease" by Paolo Barone, MD, et al. Also, the theme of our featured articles in this edition touches on an important disorder: Tourette Syndrome.

In the next few months, we will introduce our new Health Professionals Section where our nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, counselors, social workers, etc. will have a portal for relevant information about Movement Disorders as it relates to their profession. We will be launching a Book Section-your direct link to Movement Disorders books along with their descriptions. We will also continue to expand our Video Library.

In the meantime, you can prepare for the Buenos Aires Congress 2010 and submit an abstract, take advantage of our Links (to non-for-profit organizations and patient support groups), join our group on Facebook, search PubMed, and download the Membership Directory on your PDA to search for colleagues around the globe. Please send us your feedback. We aim to make our website your main resource for any information to keep you updated and connected at all times.