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March/April 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

March/April 2019

MDS PodcastWelcome to the March/April edition of 2019!

In this edition, the Society has several new initiatives and features to share with members. 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 them here or download the interviews from iTunes. This initiative is contributed by the MDS Young Members Group. MDS is proud to be one of most important resource for education in movement disorders. Read on:

  • Don’t miss the most recent MDS Blog post about β2-Adrenoreceptor Agonists and Antagonists in Parkinson’s Disease. Also, take the video quiz on the Movement Inquisitive case, A Young Boy With Restlessness. (Members Only)
  • The MDS Young Members Group has some suggestions for activities to make learning about movement disorders more fun. Check out more under the "Resources for Young Members" tab on their webpage.
  • If you are interested in telemedicine, you will probably want to 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.
  • Moving Along: Read the latest edition of the Society newsletter, which includes highlights of the MDS PAS Congress, updates on the Education Roadmap, and a tribute to the late Prof. David Marsden.

More exciting activities developed by MDS include video interviews with key members and upcoming meetings spanning the globe.

  • The MDS Oral Histories Project captures personal accounts (like the one above) from MDS members of advances in the field of Movement Disorders. They are recorded during the International Congress. Among the 2018 Oral Histories filmed at Hong Kong, you will find testimonies from Ken Marek, Shu Leong-Ho, Nobutaka Hattori, Oscar Gershanik, John Rothwell, and Louis Tan.
  • The ES Summit 2020, which will be held in Venice, Italy (March 18-20, 2020), will bring together neurologists, movement disorder specialists, health professionals, residents, students, aiming at discussing and celebrating therapeutic milestones in the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Topic Suggestions Close March 8, 2019. 
  • World Parkinson Day is April 11, 2019. Under the umbrella of “MDS for Parkinson’s Disease”, MDS aims to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease and improving its diagnosis and management throughout a series of one-day events across the globe. Read more here to find out how to host an event and see events planned around the world.
  • Also, save the date for the 3rd PAS Congress (Miami, February 14-16, 2020). Topic Suggestions Now Open.

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.