Website Edition: April/May 2011

Message from the Editors for April/May 2011

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

As we approach three years of overseeing the Society website, we continue working diligently with the MDS Website Manager on many exciting features. In this edition, we feature updates on some of our popular educational tools, as well as information about new features coming down the road.

Case of the Month
This is the case of a 70-year-old man who developed unstable gait and rapidly progressive cognitive decline with bradyphrenia and apathy over a period of one month. View the case.

Editor's Choice Article
This month we feature "Long-term clinical outcome in Meige syndrome treated with internal pallidum deep brain stimulation" by Rene Reese, MD, et al. The review and podcast are contributed by Leo Verhagen, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. ReviewPodcast

European Section
Alfredo Berardelli, Chair of the European Section, contributes an update of activities, including news on funding education in underserved countries of Europe and a roundup of recently held workshops in Latvia and Paris, and a summary of the EFNS annual Congress held in Geneva, Switzerland. Read the article.

Now, anyone visiting the MDS website may join a new community of physicians, health providers and researchers who are interested in learning more about movement disorders. By joining MoveNet, you can opt in to receive a variety of news and updates from MDS, including the E-Newsletter, Moving Along newsletter, and more. Visit MoveNet here.

MDS is proud to be hosting numerous educational workshops in 2011. Planning is under way for programs on Dopamine Transporter Imaging in Neurological Practice, Deep Brain Stimulation, Basic Movement Disorders, and Diagnosis and Treatment of Dystonia Syndromes. For more information on these and other programs, click here.

Add MDS to your Safe Senders List!
Finally, this is a friendly reminder to add the following e-mail domains to your Safe Senders List in your address book. By doing so, you ensure that important information and updates from MDS do not end up in your spam or junk mail folder:;;