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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Moving Along Newsletter

 December 2022   Vol. 26, Issue 4

MDS's quarterly newsletter, providing up-to-date information on new developments in the field of Movement Disorders, as well as MDS announcements and other news.

Main Content

Social prescribing in Parkinson’s disease

Loneliness can have a higher impact on quality of life than the motor PD symptoms we typically focus on. A novel way to address this long-overlooked issue.  

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President’s Message

Prof. Francisco Cardoso recaps the important announcements from the annual MDS Business Meeting.

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Field leader earns “Dutch Nobel Prize,” the €2.5 million Stevin Award

Ever the innovator, Prof. Bas Bloem plans to use the funds to take a risk on a first-of-its-kind research venture.

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Movement Disorders Clinical Practice Impact Factor

The editors reflect on the high 4.514 inaugural Impact Factor, and how this achievement will shape the journal. 

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Regional neurology conference highlights movement disorders

This Asian & Oceanian joint conference connected thousands of neurologists to issues related to movement disorders care.  

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Congress Awardees:

Stanley Fahn Presidential Lecture Award
Back to the future: Is the clinical phenomenologist obsolete? 
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David Marsden Presidential Lecture Award 
Challenge to elucidate the pathomechanisms of Parkinson’s disease: From the pathogenesis to biomarkers
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Junior Research Award
Reduced synaptic density in cortical and subcortical gray matter is associated with mild parkinsonian signs in healthy elderly: a [11C]UCB-J PET study
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Junior Research Award
Multimodal mechanistic disease stratification in sporadic Parkinson’s disease
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Top Review Article, Movement Disorders
MDS criteria for the diagnosis of multiple system atrophy
Read the original story from the March issue of Moving Along »


Gold Award Research Article, Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
Pragmatic Approach on Neuroimaging Techniques for the Differential Diagnosis of Parkinsonisms  
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Top Research Article, Movement Disorders
A multistep model of Parkinson’s disease pathogenesis
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Congress Highlights:

Top basic science research takeaways in 2022

In a year of impactful advancements, Dr. Niccolo Mencacci shares why he selected these breakthroughs for his International Congress talk.  

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Genetics: A look at the most notable advancements

Dr. Marcelo Kauffman shares the latest impacts of genetic testing and other highlights from his plenary session on genetics for managing hyperkinetic movement disorders.  

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Young Members Group brings fresh ideas to Congress

Young MDS members from around the globe were finally able to reconvene — and the energy was palpable. 

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Member Updates

Keep up with member changes, passings and more. 

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Browse job openings, grants, fellowships, and other opportunities. 

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Editorial Board

Moving Along Editor (2019-2024)
Antonio Strafella, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Dr. Strafella is a Professor of Neurology and Canada Research Chair, in the Neurology Division at Toronto Western Hospital-UHN at the University of Toronto, and is a long standing member of MDS, having served in numerous committee roles within the Society, as well as a former Associate Editor of Movement Disorders.

Catalina Cerquera-Cleves, MD, MSc


Shaimaa El-Jaafary, MD

Anhar Hassan, MD

Prashanth Kukkle, DM

Sergio Rodriguez-Quiroga, MD

Chaewon Shin, MD, PhD

Katarzyna Smilowska, MD, PhD

Indu Subramanian, MD

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