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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Moving Along  newsletter

 December 2023   Vol. 27, 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

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Second World Movement Disorders Day elevates patient voices 

MDS shared the experiences of six people living with movement disorders, reaching more than 7 million people online. 

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President’s Letter

MDS President Victor Fung provides an update on his three areas of focus for his presidency: equality of access to care, patient and carer input, and representation at MDS. 

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New in the Society

New career course brings together key skills and top expert advice  

Participants can level up through five key domains to earn a digital badge for completing the program.

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Prestigious LEAP leadership program expands into two parts

The basic program will reach a broader audience online, with a smaller group selected for an in-person LEAP Advanced Program.

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MDS pilot program improves multidisciplinary care globally  

Successful “Train the Trainer” reaches hundreds of health professionals across all four global regions.

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My story: Fellow inspired by lack of access to care in Cambodia 

Hear how training abroad is preparing a young fellow to bring quality care back to her home country.

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My Center: MedicalCenter in Bolivia 

Discover how this center uses partnerships and diverse programs to serve a city of more than 3 million.

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Events from around the world

MDS course highlights groundbreaking innovations in infusion therapies

Katowice, Poland — Participants gained practical experience managing advanced pump therapies.

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Course focuses on advancing treatment in Southern Cone region

Buenos Aires, Argentina — Participants engaged in lively discussions and analysis of real-world cases. 

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27 European countries represented at prestigious MDS school 

Brno, Czech Republic — More than 50 young neurologists joined the MDS-ES School for Young Neurologists. 

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World Parkinson Congress incorporates broad perspectives from across PD community

Barcelona, Spain — Dr. Jon Stoessl discusses how the conference integrates patient voices and makes the science digestible and relatable for a broad audience.  

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Researchers across Latin America exchange best practices during LARGE-PD meeting

Cali, Colombia — Partners in the Latin American Research consortium on the Genetics of Parkinson’s Disease convened for the first time.  
English + Español 

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Second Egyptian Conference brings critical education to Africa

Alexandria, Egypt — The event may serve as a model to bring more needed education in the African region.  

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Member Updates

NEW: 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 Krembil-Rossy 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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