Message from the Editors - October/November 2011
By Hubert Fernandez, MD and Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD
Co-Medical Editors of the MDS Website
- 16th International Congress Website Now Open!
With the October/November edition, we are pleased to announce the debut of a new and much-improved 2012 International Congress website. Highlights of the new website include enhanced informational menus, visually appealing and quick-loading pages, along with streamlined navigation. Each page delivers the important information you need for planning your trip to the Society's largest gathering of the year, which next year takes place on June 17-21 in Dublin, Ireland. Visit the new Congress 2012 website today!
- Editor's Choice Articles: Spotlight on Huntington's disease
In this edition the Web Editorial Board chose two Journal articles for review that delve into various aspects of Huntington's disease. The first is "A Tale of Two Factors: What determines the Rate of Progression in Huntington's Disease? A Longitudinal MRI Study." The other article is "Factors Contributing to Institutionalization in Patients with Huntington's Disease."
We gratefully acknowledge Ruth H. Walker, MB, ChB, PhD, who reviews this edition's articles. Dr. Walker works at the James J. Peters Veterans' Affairs Medical Center (Bronx) as a staff neurologist and Director of the Movement Disorders Clinic. She is also Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Read the articles here.
- Weigh in on this edition's Quick Opinion Please
This case concerns an 80-year-old, left-handed woman who in 1998 presented with symptoms of asymmetrical parkinsonism with worsening mobility, general slowing down and micrographia. Post your comments in the forum (MEMBERS ONLY).
- Health Professionals Special Interest Group Highlights Ataxia and Genetics
New this month is a Featured Article review by a member of the Health Professionals Special Interest Group. Jill Goldman, MS, MPhil, CGC, reviews "Exploration of transitional life events in individuals with Friedreich ataxia: implications for genetic counseling" (White VB, Leib JR, Farmer JM, Biesecker BB; Behav Brain Funct. 2010;6:65).
Look for more select reviews to be posted on the Health Professionals' webpage in the months to come.