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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society

Moving Along  newsletter

 June 2024   Vol. 28, Issue 2 

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

Top Story

Mixed pathology variant of multiple system atrophy highlights novel concept to interpret co-pathologies

What if co-pathology doesn’t alter clinical phenotype? There may be more than meets the eye when it comes to co-pathology identification.

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President’s Letter

Want to be involved in shaping Movement Disorders science, and the Society? MDS President Victor Fung shares how to be part of the latest global initiatives, especially during the upcoming International Congress.  

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“Tango en el Ramos:” A tango dance workshop for Parkinson's disease patients 

Neurologists and tango teachers share the unique cultural and clinical benefits of their hospital’s longstanding dance program for PD patients.

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USA passes ‘End Parkinson’s Act’

Dr. Ray Dorsey shares more about what this means for Parkinson’s initiatives, especially concerning environmental factors, both in the USA and globally.  

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Can technology meet diverse needs equitably?

Inequities, data drawbacks, patient concerns — and what we might lose if we over-standardize digital advancements.

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The folly of a biological definition and staging in Parkinson’s disease

Presenters from the PAS Congress outline their arguments against the newly proposed systems.

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Improving access to Parkinson’s medications in underserved regions of Ethiopia 

Delivering Parkinson's medications to underserved and remote parts of Ethiopia presents significant challenges — but they are possible to overcome.

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Advancing PD care with a global focus 

Panel highlights issues of genetics, and PD challenges in Africa.

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Society Updates

Overview: MDS’s next global leadership elections

Take an active role in selecting the next leaders for MDS.

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“Accreditation with Commendation”:  A distinguished achievement for MDS education 

The Society received a coveted commendation acknowledging its diverse, relevant, and superiorly implemented education among medical organizations.  

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Successes and growth of the MDS Industry Education and Service Committee

Learn more about how MDS helps industry partners better understand the latest research, as well as patient experiences.  

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MDS launches new “Clinical Clues” video series for World Parkinson's Day

In the new series, Clinical Clues, senior physicians share their best lesser-known advice.

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Interview with 2024 Neurology journal Reviewer Achievement Awardees  

They discuss their processes, the benefits of reading the latest research, and the Peer Review Mentoring Program. 

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In memoriam: Emily Wang, PhD, CCC-SLP

Dr. Wang was a renown speech-language pathology leader for MDS and Rush University Medical Center. 

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Event Highlights

Movement Disorder Society of India hosts flagship conference

Event brings world-class expertise together to elevate patient care.

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Conference focuses on trial design for PD prevention

Topics included who and what to test, how to measure specific outcomes, and protocols in development.

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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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A stack of Moving Along issues.    


Browse the Moving Along archives.

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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

Daniel G. Di Luca, MD


Shaimaa El-Jaafary, MD

Anhar Hassan, MD

Prashanth Kukkle, DM

Sergio Rodriguez-Quiroga, MD

Katarzyna Smilowska, MD, PhD

Indu Subramanian, MD

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