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November/December 2019 Website Edition

Brandon Barton     Santiago Perez-Lloret

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

November/December 2019 Website Edition

Welcome to the November/December 2019 website edition! In this edition, we share several new initiatives and features the Society has to share with members.

  • E-Learning & CME: A new portal has been redesigned to make it easier for MDS members to search for and take educational courses online. Members | Non-Members
  • Get Involved: The Society 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.

  • MDS-PAS Congress: Registration and Housing now open. Members of the Pan American Section to plan to gather on February 14-16, 2020 in Miami, FL, USA for the 3rd Pan American Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Congress. The theme of the Congress is “Therapeutics of Movement Disorders in the Americas.”

  • MDS-ES Summit: Registration and Housing now open. The Summit, which takes place in Venice, Italy, March 18-20, 2020, brings together neurologists, movement disorder specialists, health professionals, residents, students from the European Section to discuss and celebrate therapeutic milestones in the treatment of Parkinson's disease and further develop the field of Movement Disorders in the region.

  • MDS Podcast: Listen to discussions about the latest research in the field of Movement Disorders, or download from iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, or Google Play. This ongoing initiative is contributed by Sara Schaefer, MD, and Michele Matarazzo, MD, of the MDS Young Members Group. 
  • MDS Blog: Don’t miss the latest post titled, "Sleep Problems in MSA". The MDS Blog is a collaboration of the Scientific Issues Committee members.
  • Movement Inquisitive Case 12: A new addition to our ongoing teaching classes, "Young Boy Presents With History of Reduced Scholastic Performance" (Members Only).
  • Movement Disorders Specialist Directory: This free global directory provides access to Movement Disorder health care professionals throughout the world. Specialists listed in this finder are members of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society who have elected to be listed. If you would like to be added to this registry, or if your information needs updating, please visit the Member Profile section.
  • MDS LEAP program: The program was established to provide a leadership training program to support the growth, development and success of young movement disorder specialists. In 2020 a new one-day Regional LEAP program will precede the PAS Congress and the ES Summit. A similar program will be announced for AOS later in 2020. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity! Applications closed on November 15, 2019.

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