Website Edition: October/November 2010

Message from the Editors

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

Welcome to the October/November edition of the MDS website!

It is hard to believe that Congress 2010 is already many months behind us and preparations for the 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders in Toronto are well under way.Buenos Aires Congress

Approximately 4,000 people attended the Congress in Buenos Aires this past June. During the Congress we presented the first "Web Wise Workshop" to an enthusiastic audience, highlighting new features and technology on the website and discussing plans for the future. We also welcomed six new members to our Editorial Board, who shared their ideas for improving the website as the premier "Communications Hub" of the Society.

So many good things occurred during Congress that we felt we should highlight the best in this edition. We begin with MDS Member and Buenos Aires resident Dr. Oscar Gershanik, MD, who shares his reflections from the Congress here.

You may enjoy browsing the Congress Photo Gallery of the week's events on our Facebook page, as well as the Presidential Lecture given by Honorary Member Gerald Stern, MD. We also include the list of Awards recipients. You may purchase the Teaching Course materials on DVD as well.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who has helped make the MDS website an award-winning website! It was announced in September that the Web Marketing Association 2010 WebAward was granted to the MDS website.

MDS won the "Standard of Excellence" award, which means that the website scored above the industry average in seven categories: Innovation, Technology, Design, Content, Copy Writing, Ease of Use and Interactivity. MDS scored highest in Technology, Innovation and Content.

We look forward to next year's Congress in Toronto and connecting with you - both online and in person - to share the latest scientific news and research in Movement Disorders.