Website Edition: August/September 2010

Message from the Editors

By Hubert Fernandez, MD and Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD
Co-Medical Editors, MDS Website

Welcome to the August/September edition of the MDS website! As we strive to be YOUR Society's central hub of communication, we are proud to unveil new features and updates this month:

1) Missed the Buenos Aires meeting? We are now pleased to offer you the opportunity to order a DVD of all eight teaching courses from the 14th International Congress in Buenos Aires. Each DVD includes slides, audio and video of all eight teaching courses and the accompanying syllabi. Cost is $100 for members, $200 for non-members.

Click here to order your copy today!

2) This edition's Case of the Month features a 26-year-old man with abnormal movement causing significant gait and speech disturbance. Watch the video and take the test to check if you got the right diagnosis!

Click here to view the case.

3) Share your expert opinion! Our Quick Opinion Please focuses on the case of a young girl with progressive generalized dystonia, refractory to first line pharmacological treatment.

Click here to post a comment in the forum.

4) Our Editor's Choice Article is "Anxiety in Parkinson's Disease: Prevalence and Risk Factors" by Nadeeka N.W. Dissanayaka, PhD, et al. This article can be read in full and is accompanied by a podcast review and commentary by Dr. Laura Silveira-Moriyama, MD, PhD., MDS Website Editorial Board Member and Clinical Research Fellow at UCL Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, in London.

5) The new MDS-UPDRS Training Program & Certificate Exercise is now live on the website! We are pleased to offer an online version of the Training Program to members and non-members alike. View the Teaching Video and rate 4 case vignettes. Pass all 4 cases and receive a Certificate of Completion from The Movement Disorder Society.

Click here to view the Training Video and take the exam.

6) Can't keep track of all MDS events and offerings? Now you can follow MDS on Twitter and get quick updates and reminders from your Society. Join today in three easy steps:

  1. Go to and sign up for your free account
  2. Type movedisorder in search field
  3. Click the MDS logo to begin following MDS

7) Finally, in this edition, Dr. Ruth Walker from the James J. Peters VAMC, Bronx, and Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, serves as our Guest Editor for a series of articles on the "Other" Choreas, Up-to-date articles on the pathogenesis, manifestations and treatment of less common choreas were contributed by experts from all over the world. Read Dr. Walker's article here.