Website Edition: February/March 2012

Message from the Editors

TrophyDear Members and Colleagues,

On behalf of the Society, we extend our deep appreciation to those of you who submitted educational video cases for the Society’s first Case of the Month Regional Section Competition. We received more than a dozen cases representing the three regions of MDS - Asian Oceanian, European and the Pan American region, including cases from India, Poland, Italy, Sweden, Ireland, Spain, Taiwan, and the US.

The Chairs of the Regional Sections will now review the cases and choose their favorites for final consideration by the Web Editorial Board who will vote for the case they feel best highlights a patient with an unusual or challenging movement disorder. The winner will be announced at the annual Congress in Dublin this June.

Thank you again to those of you who were willing to share your cases with the Society, and helping further advances in the field of Movement Disorders.

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


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Membership Needs Assessment Survey

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Coffee Break CME

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Moving Along

The latest issue of Moving Along is now online! Highlights include "My Generation" a feature contributed by Maria Stamelou, MD, PhD, University College London, Institute of Neurology, Queen Square. Dr. Stamelou is interviewed by Prof. Kailash Bhatia about how she got into her medical career. Also read the "History of Movement Disorders", the letter from the President, and much more. Go to Moving Along.

Multilingual MDS

Many pages and features on the MDS website have now been translated into Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese (Traditional and Simplified). Visit the home page and click on the "Languages" button at the top right corner to view the different offerings.