Website Edition: February/March 2013

Message from the Editors February/March 2013 Edition

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

Sneek peak at the 17th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

In this edition, we hear from the Chair and Co-Chair of the Congress Scientific Program Committee, who share an inside peek at what to expect at this year's International Congress.

David Burn, MD, FRCP, shares his recommendations for taking advantage of the best of the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia.

Victor Fung, MBBS, PhD, FRACP, Co-Chair, highlights what to see and do while you are visiting the "land down under."

2013 Regional Section Video Case Competition

In other news, we are excited to announce that the second annual Regional Section Video Case competition is under way!

In an effort to increase international participation in Case of the Month, MDS is seeking video cases from members of the three Regional Sections to enter into a competition. The Society is looking for illustrative cases with a lesson to be learned, and with a reasonable etiologic and pathophysiologic explanation for the findings. Cases from all countries in these regions are encouraged, as well as participation from movement disorder fellows under faculty mentorship.

Beginning January 1, 2013, all video cases submitted online or via regular mail by any member of the Society's three Regional Sections (AOS, PAS and ES) will be entered into the competition.


The Video Case Competition officially runs from Tuesday, January 1 through Tuesday, April 1, 2013. After cases are received and processed by the MDS Secretariat, the Regional Chairs for each section will be sent the cases for review. Two entries from each Region will be selected and sent to the Web Editorial Board for final judging. Finalists will be notified by email in May. First, second, and third place winners will be announced at the 17th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Sydney, Australia, next June.


The first-place winner will receive an Amazon Gift Card valued at $200 USD that can be used to purchase books on the MDS Bookstore. All video cases that are selected as finalists will be featured on the MDS website throughout 2013.

For more information please contact