MDS Video Challenge

Submit a Letter of Intent

Note: Cases that are to be presented at the MDS Video Challenge
should not be presented as an abstract in the Poster Areas.MDS Video Challenge 2019

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Pennsylvania Convention Center
Pre-Event Gathering begins at 19:00
Event begins at 20:00

The concept:

  • Movement Disorders Groups representing different countries should submit Letters of Intent describing their top 1-3 interesting cases for possible presentation at the 2020 MDS Video Challenge. Presentations will entail a very brief clinical description and a well edited video lasting no more than 3 minutes. All cases should have a known diagnosis that will be shared at the end of the presentation. At the time of submission, a designated contact person will be identified by the submitting group who will present the case(s) in Philadelphia if selected. This presenter should be a fellow or junior MDS Member.
  • A committee, with representation from around the world, will select the most interesting and educational cases for presentation at the meeting.
  • On the evening of the event, the chosen cases will be presented by the fellow or junior member(s) representing the submitting group. Awards will be given for the most interesting and challenging cases. Country pride will add an enjoyable spirit of competition to this event. 
  • The goal of this session is for attendees to learn from a series of unusual, very interesting patients and to see how senior experts approach these types of challenging cases. 

This event is open to all delegates who register to attend this event. There is no additional fee to attend.

For more information about the MDS Video Challenge, please contact Sarah Smith at

13th Annual MDS Video Challenge Important Dates

*Dates are subject to change*

February 13, 2020 – Letters of Intent submission process opens

April 20, 2020 – Letters of Intent due

Mid-May, 2020 – Notifications sent out from MDS indicating the cases that will be formally considered for review and possible presentation

June 5, 2020 – Slides and video due (from the chosen LOIs) for consideration for presenting during the MDS Video Challenge.

End of July, 2020 – Final selection of the cases to be presented announced

August 10, 2020 – Final edits to presentations due

September 16, 2020 – MDS Video Challenge at International Congress in Philadelphia

For More Information

International Secretariat
555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100
Milwaukee, WI 53202 USA
Phone: +1 (414) 276-2145
Fax: +1 (414) 276-3349

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