July/August 2018 Website Edition
From your Website Editorial Team: Susan Fox, MD, PhD; Brandon Barton, MD; and Santiago Perez-Lloret, MD, PhD
MDS winner of Power of A Gold Award
MDS and the Asynchronous Consultation in Movement Disorders Program (ACMD) has been chosen as a winner of the ‘Power of A’ Gold Award under the category, "The Power to Make a Better World." This is recognition of the positive impact MDS is having on patients living with movement disorders in Africa through the ACMD program, fulfilling the Society's mission. The ACMD is an initiative of the Task Force on Telemedicine.
The award is given by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), a professional society of more than 35,000 Association CEOs, staff professionals, industry partners, and consultant members from over 7,400 organizations. ASAE annually awards associations that demonstrate the "Power of A" - the positive change that non-profit associations can make on the world. These awards recognize and celebrate the extraordinary contributions associations make to society by enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation and making a better world. Read News Release | View full list of winners.
MDS focuses on education for members and nonmembers
Welcome to the July/August 2018 edition of the MDS Website. June is usually the time of year we all meet at the International Congress. This year the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's annual conference has moved to October. Hong Kong will be hosting the meeting October 5-9, 2018. Registration is now open so plan early to attend and take advantage of the delights of this wonderful city. In addition, there are many regional conferences and educational courses ongoing throughout the year.
Education is a large focus of MDS. If you can’t make it to a conference and want to learn more about what is available on the website, orientate yourself to the multiple learning opportunities in the website via the MDS Educational Roadmap. Make sure to check out the video from Dr. Kelvin Chou, MD, who explains e-Learning options on the website.
Society seeks nominatons for Editors of Movement Disorders and Moving Along
The Movement Disorders Journal, now ranking 11 out of 197 clinical journals with an impact factor 8.324, is looking for a new Editor.
The Moving Along Newsletter is also seeking applications for a new editor: Deadline for nominations is August 8, 2018. Click here to submit a nomination for either position.
Strategic Plan laid out for 2018-2021
The MDS Officers and International Executive Committee (IEC), led by MDS President Dr. Christopher Goetz, met in March 2018 to review and plan the next 3 years for the Society. Read about the future plans for the Society: MDS Strategic Plan 2018-2021
MDS Blog highlights hot topics in movement disorders every month
Check out and engage in dialog with your colleagues via the MDS Blog. The May 2018 blog: Multisensory Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease is generating discussion around the issues of the US FDA Black box warning and safety issues of anti-psychotic therapies in PD psychosis. The theme continues with the June 2018 blog: Off Label Prescribing of Disease-Modifying Therapies Under Investigation: Balancing Uncertain Risks and Benefits. Weigh in on the debate and leave your comments!
Connect with MDS on Social Media
Keep engaged with your MDS colleagues on Twitter (@movedisorder), YouTube, or like us on Facebook.
Finally, be sure to contact the Web Editors anytime to let us know how we can best keep you informed!