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May/June 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

May/June 2019

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

  • Coming Soon! A new and improved website 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.
  • The 6th Asian and Oceanian Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress (AOPMC) was held in Hangzhou April 12-14, 2019, and broke attendance records! Well over 1,000 attendees from 30 countries attended the Congress.  
  • World Parkinson Day was marked on April 11, 2019. Under the umbrella of “MDS for Parkinson’s Disease”, MDS helped to raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease through a series of one-day events across the globe. Read about the events that took place in Europe commemorating this day.
  • 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: LRRK2 in Idiopathic Parkinson’s Disease and Apathy in Parkinson's Disease. The MDS Blog is brought to you by the Society's Young Members Group.
  • Take a few minutes to learn about various movement disorders by taking the Movement Inquisitive quiz. The most recent case is titled: Young Boy With Attacks of Twisting. (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.
  • Moving Along: Meet the new editor Dr. Antonio Strafella, MD, PhD, FRCPC, who talks about his plans for the Society's print newsletter. Read the latest issue.

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