Website Edition: February/March 2011

Message from the Editors

By Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD and Hubert Fernandez, MD

Welcome to the February/March edition of the MDS website and a new look for our home page!

As you may know, the MDS website was awarded the 2010 "Standard of Excellence" award by the Web Marketing Association last September. In response to suggestions from the judges of this international competition, we have repackaged some of the content on the home page in order to make it easier for you to find what you're looking for.

Now, we have four sections which consolidate the best resources of the website:


In This Edition you will find our popular educational tools, which include Case of the Month, Quick Opinion Please, Test Your Knowledge, and Editor's Choice Article. In addition, feature articles written by MDS members or guest contributors will be highlighted here. Coming soon is an update on activities of the Pan American Section from the Co-Chairs, Jorge Juncos and Irene Litvan.

More Features highlights tools and resources for clinicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals.

  • Visit the E-Store to purchase books, DVDs and audio visuals in movement disorders.
  • Browse a comprehensive multimedia section, where you can listen to podcast reviews by MDS members of select research articles.
  • Take the MDS-UPDRS Teaching Program & Exercise (Free for members).
  • View video of Presidential Lectures from past Congresses.
  • Download Rating Scales and EBM Reviews and Position Papers.
  • Peruse the latest issue of Moving Along, the Society's quarterly newsletter.

Important Links includes links to international organizations and foundations, an improved login method for accessing the Movement Disorders Journal, and PubMed, the National Library of Medicine/National Institute of Health database of citations, abstracts and articles. Also debuting in this section is "MDS Connections" - the complete collection of Social Media channels connecting all of the Society as well as movement disorders specialists from around the world.

Educational Resources is where you will find important information about upcoming international workshops and conferences, CME courses, MDS-supported meetings, webcasts, and other tools for learning.

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Finally, we would like your feedback on these changes and any other ideas about the website. Please take this short survey now.

Your answers will help us to continue offering the tools and resources you need to do your best work in Movement Disorders.