Website Edition: June/July 2013

Message from the Editors for June/July 2013 Edition

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

Connect with colleagues 'down under' at the 17th International Congress

The 17th International Congress is just around the corner and takes place in beautiful, friendly Sydney, Australia. Your Society makes it easier than ever to connect with colleagues and share your insights about the meeting, speakers, events, and more while you are visiting the land "down under."

We encourage you to join the MDS group on Facebook before you head to the Congress. You will find a community of like-minded professionals who want to connect with you too. Get in on the discussion and chat with peers and friends around the world. Post your photos, ideas and comments and connect with the global MDS community!

Have you seen MDS on Twitter lately? Follow MDS @movedisorder for the latest news and updates in the field of movement disorders. The MDS Congress 2013 hashtag is #MDSCongress2013. Use this hashtag after every tweet to search for and stay connected to conversations specifically related to the Congress.

Finally, be sure to stop by the MDS Booth at the Congress to pick up information about membership, educational courses, online resources, and more!

Video Case of the Month Competition Judging Under Way

Thank you to everyone who submitted video cases to the Society's annual Video Case of the Month Competition.

We received 14 entries from around the world, including cases from: Taiwan, Japan, India, Ireland, Sweden, Honduras, Colombia, Argentina, USA, Thailand and Brazil.

Now, let the judging begin! Cases will be reviewed by the three Regional Section Chairs, before final judging by the MDS Web Editorial Board. The winners will be announced at the International Congress this month in Sydney. All winners will have their cases posted on the MDS website in the coming months. Stay tuned!

Wanted! Reviewers for books on MDS website

The Movement Disorder Society is excited to now offer reviews of movement disorders publications on the website.

In this edition we feature a review of Parkinson’s Treatment: The 10 Secrets to a Happier Life, by Dr. Michael Okun (Published 2012). Read the review.

If you are interested in reviewing a book, or submitting an idea for a review, please suggest the title, author and publication date to All reviewers will receive a free review copy of the book.

Be sure to visit the MDS Bookstore to browse and purchase movement disorders publications. Every purchase through the bookstore helps to further the mission of the Society.