Website Edition: August/September 2012

Message from the Website Editors

Hubert Fernandez, MD, Head, Movement Disorders, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio, USA and Marcelo Merello, MD, PhD, Head, Movement Disorders, FLENI, Buenos Aires, Argentina, MDS Website Co-Editors


Busy? Now you can listen to Journal abstracts anytime, anywhere!

We are pleased to announce that beginning with the May 2012 issue of Movement Disorders, you will be able to download and listen to podcasts of the Abstracts of research articles published in each issue of the Journal.

First, you will need to download a free QR code scanner from your smartphone's app store. Then look for the QR code in the Table of Contents of each issue and simply snap a picture of it with your smartphone. You will then be instantly redirected to the podcasts on the MDS website.

With the Society's new web-based media player, listen to individual podcasts of interest, or you may listen to the entire podcast report on your smartphone, tablet or from any desktop computer. The state-of-the-art media player works on the latest platforms for iPad, iPhone, Android and Blackberry mobile devices.

MDS 2012 Website Survey Winners Announced

At the International Congress held in Dublin this past June, 284 delegates answered a short online survey with questions about MDS website features. Delegates were able to take the survey at the MDS booth on an iPad, or from any mobile device or computer during the week of Congress.

Three winners were randomly selected from among the entries, with each winner receiving an iPad Wi-Fi (32GB) to take home from the meeting.

The winners were:

MDS member Dr. Lillian Lee, Philippines
MDS member Dr. Hing Lung Ip, Hong Kong
MDS member Dr. Roser Ribosa-Nogue, Spain

Thank you to all who entered! Your feedback about the website is very valuable to MDS and will help us deliver the tools and resources you need as a member of the Society.

Video Case Regional Section Competition
Winners Announced at 16th International Congress

Dr. Allan McCarthyFor the first time, the Society held a friendly competition among the three regions (AOS, ES, PAS) for best video case of a movement disorder. Fifteen cases were submitted by members from around the world, including Taiwan, Sweden, Canada, Italy, United States, Spain, India, Ireland and Poland.

The cases were then reviewed by the Web Editorial Board, with three finalists selected. The first place winner received an Amazon gift card worth $200 and all winners received Certificates and were acknowledged during the MDS Video Games at the Congress. The three winners' cases may be viewed on the MDS website in the Case of the Month feature.

The winners were:

FIRST PLACE - European Section

"A 32-year-old presents with headache during first trimester" submitted by Dr. Allan McCarthy, Ms. Jennifer Dineen, Prof. Timothy Lynch and Mr. Killian O'Rourke of The Dublin Neurological Institute, The Mater Misericordiae University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

(At right, Dr. McCarthy receives his award from Dr. Stanly Fahn as Dr. Kapil Sethi looks on during the Video Games event at the 16th International Congress in Dublin. Photo: Robert Levy Photography)

SECOND PLACE - Asian Oceanian Section

"A floppy boy who went to school" submitted by Dr. Gurusidheshwar Wali, Neurospecialties Centre, India, with Dr. Nenad Blau and Dr. Beat Thony, University Children Hospital, India.

THIRD PLACE - Asian Oceanian Section

"A Taiwanese woman presents with involuntary movement of the right upper limb and motor disability of the left upper limb" submitted by Dr. Yi-Cheng Tai and Prof. Ruey-Meei Wu, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan.

A 'Thank You' to Nine Who Served

The Society's Website Editors extend their sincere appreciation to nine MDS members who served on the Web Editorial Board through the 2012 International Congress. Editorial Board members help with a variety of duties, including providing Journal article reviews and video cases, beta testing of new technology, proposing website updates and designs, and suggesting new tools and resources for the website.

Many thanks to the following members for serving:

Prof. David John Burn
Dr. Susan Fox
Dr. Joseph Jankovic
Dr. Meike Kasten
Dr. Jaime Kulisevsky
Dr. Kelly Lyons
Dr. Elena Moro
Dr. Glenn Stebbins
Dr. Leo Verhagen