Last minute: Submit Late-Breaking Abstracts for MDS International Congress

1 June, 2018 | Posted in:

This is the last chance for delegates who want to submit abstracts for the International Congress of the Parkinson’s and Movement Disorders Society (MDS). The deadline for Late-Breaking Abstract submission is today, June 1 at 11:59 pm (CDT, 6 hours behind UK). Unfortunately, late submissions will not be accepted. A Late-Breaking Abstract reports data that […]

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MasterClass Moving On: Academy round up for 2017

12 December, 2017 | Posted in:

by Dr Peter Fletcher As the 16th year of our Parkinson’s MasterClass(es) draws to a close it is time to take stock and reflect on 2017: more MasterClasses, more audits and two ‘Firsts’. Add to that NICE publishing new (well nearly new) guidelines, the World Parkinson’s Congress blog and the growing agenda around repurposing drugs and […]

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James Parkinson memorial day: The man behind shaking palsy

23 October, 2017 | Posted in:

James Parkinson FGS (11 April 1755 – 21 December 1824) was a surgeon, apothecary, geologist, palaeontologist, and political activist. He is most famous for his 1817 work, ‘An Essay on the Shaking Palsy’, in which he was the first to describe “paralysis agitans”, a condition that later became known as Parkinson’s disease.

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