MDS 15th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders

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Latest Research in Movement Disorders to be presented at the MDS 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Toronto

The world’s leading experts in Parkinson’s disease and Movement Disorders will present the latest research findings and state-of-the-art treatment options at The Movement Disorder Society’s 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders in Toronto, June 5-9, 2011.

The 15th International Congress, held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, will be attended by over 3,200 physicians, researchers and other healthcare professionals from 74 countries. Attendees will be able to view over 1,100 scientific abstracts submitted by clinicians from around the world. The International Congress Scientific Program consists of Plenary, Parallel, and Video Sessions, as well as Skills Workshops, Teaching Courses, and Guided Poster Tours.

Members of the media receive complimentary full-access registration to the Congress. For information on how to register, please view the MDS Press Information Web page.

News Releases

Read summaries of newsworthy research to be presented at the Congress.

Early dietary treatment of galactosemia is not enough to prevent development of movement disorders

Caffeine shown to influence age at onset in Huntington's disease

Apathy is independent from depression and dementia in Parkinson's disease

Inhaled apomorphine reduces "off" periods in Parkinson's disease

Cycling ability maintained in Parkinson's disease patients with freezing of gait

Polysomnographic findings in sleep disturbed Parkinson's disease patients provide diagnostic and disease progression measurement tools

The LRRK2 G2019S mutation suggests Parkinson's disease patients maybe predisposed to cancer

Safety and efficacy of octanoic acid in the treatment of essential tremor

15th International Congress Information
The International Congress section of the MDS website contains all the information you need to prepare for the meeting.

Final Program

MDS Press Policies, Press Room Information and Registration

We look forward to seeing you in Toronto!

The Movement Disorder Society, an international society of over 3,000 clinicians, scientists, and other healthcare professionals, is dedicated to improving patient care through education and research. For more information about The Movement Disorder Society, visit

Note: To receive additional materials or to register for the MDS 15th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders, please contact Elizabeth Laur, elaur(at)movementdisorders(dot)org


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