Reflections from 14th International Congress

By Oscar S. Gershanik
Treasurer MDS
Chair, CLOC
Co-Chair, Congress Scientific Program Committee

October/November 2010

Oscar GershanikThe 14th International Congress of Parkinson's disease and Movement Disorders held in Buenos Aires is already many months behind us and the Society is already planning and organizing our next meeting in Toronto.

Despite this fast turnover in our objectives it is perhaps worth it to sit back and elaborate on this past Congress. The success of a meeting can be measured in terms of its attendance, and in that regard, the Buenos Aires meeting was quite successful. There were 3,954 registered participants, but more importantly is the fact that the our attendees were quite diverse, representing 73 countries across five continents.

The number of participants and their diversity are proof of the truly international nature of our Society and the level of interest that our meetings generate in the world neurology community. Colleagues from countries as remote as Mongolia made their way to Buenos Aires to profit from the high scientific quality of the program and the opportunity of both formal and informal exchange of knowledge and ideas in an environment of outward conviviality.

Conviviality was indeed the prevailing climate throughout the meeting, thanks to the well-oiled organization provided by our Secretariat, a carefully selected social program, the warmth of our city, and its many attractions. As a backdrop, the Soccer World Cup gave an air of festivity to the whole event, in no way interfering with the scientific activities that were all well-attended up to the last day and had been tailored to those seeking state-of-the-art or cutting-edge scientific developments as well as basic education in the field of movement disorders.

All of us, including the officers, the members of the Scientific Program Committee, Congress Local Organizing Committee, International Congress Oversight Committee, and the Secretariat should feel proud of the outcome of this meeting as it was the result of a collaborative effort.

Onward to Toronto!

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