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International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society
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July/August 2019 Website Edition

Susan Fox, MRCP(UK), PhD     Brandon Barton     Santiago Perez-Lloret

From your Website Editorial Team: Susan Fox, MD, PhD; Brandon Barton, MD; and Santiago Perez-Lloret, MD, PhD

July/August 2019

Welcome to the July/August edition of 2019! In this edition, the Society has several new initiatives and features to share with members.

  • Coming This Month! A new and improved home page is under way featuring better navigation, larger and more appealing images, and reorganized content - all to make your visits here enjoyable and productive. Check back soon for more updates.
  • Get Involved! MDS prides itself in having a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers who serve on Committees, Task Forces, Special Interest Groups and Study Groups. Each of these groups serves a special purpose in the Society. Learn more about each group, and how to become a member here.

  • The MDS-ES Summit 2020 is now accepting applications for abstracts and travel grants. This Summit brings together neurologists, movement disorder specialists, health professionals, residents, students and members of MDS in Venice, Italy, March 18-20, 2020. Attendees will discuss and celebrate therapeutic milestones in the treatment of Parkinson's disease, from Levodopa to surgical and device-aided therapies, into new biological and patient-centered approaches.

  • We are excited to announce the launch of the new MDS Podcast series featuring interviews about the latest in movement disorders research. You can listen to the podcasts here or download from iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. This ongoing initiative is contributed by Sara Schaefer, MD, and Michele Matarazzo, MD, of the MDS Young Members Group. 
  • Don’t miss the two latest posts on the MDS Blog: Apathy in Parkinson's Disease and Nutrition Based Therapy for Parkinson’s Disease. The MDS Blog is a collaboration of the Scientific Issues Committee members.
  • Take a few minutes to learn about various movement disorders by taking the Movement Inquisitive video quiz. The most recent case is titled: An Elderly Man Presents with Clumsiness of Left Hand. (Members Only)
  • If you are interested in telemedicine, check the most recent publication of the Telemedicine Study Group: Telemedicine in Your Movement Disorders Practice. This excellent tool will help you develop and implement an effective telemedicine practice.
  • New! The Movement Disorders Specialist Directory is a global search tool designed to help you find Movement Disorder health care professionals in your area. Specialists listed in this finder are members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

Connect with MDS on social mediaLove social media?  MDS is looking for ambassadors to document activities and meetings of the Society. Social Media Ambassadors will be responsible for helping to promote the MDS Regional or International Congress prior to the meeting, as well as helping generate interest and engagement onsite. While the tasks requested can be done remotely, there will be an opportunity to meet one another onsite.

Don’t let this amazing opportunity pass you by! Learn more.