MDS prides itself in having a strong foundation of dedicated volunteers who serve on many committees, task forces, special interest groups, and more.
The assistance of our members, who work tirelessly to help further the Society's mission, enables MDS to educate and inform others around the world about the latest news, research, and advances in movement disorders.
Read more below about the latest activities and works developed by the various MDS Committees, Task Forces, Special Interest Groups and Study Groups.
Committees are entities which are required to fulfill the clinical and scientific mission of the Society or to run the business of the Society. Committee members' publications include:
Task Forces are appointed to accomplish a specific, time limited task and remain in place until completion of the task. Task Forces are appointed by MDS Officers and the MDS President. They publish position papers on various topics related to movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease and dystonia. They also provide critiques and recommendations on rating scales for anxiety, dyskinesia, depression and psychosis. Recent papers include:
Task Force on Definition of Parkinson's disease: Read the paper and leave your comments
A Special Interest Group (SIG) is appointed by the MDS President to serve the specific needs and interests of a subgroup of members. The tasks are to give the subgroup a forum for discussion and a voice within the Society. Current SIGs include: Health Professionals, Neurosurgery, and Pediatric Movement Disorders. Read more
Study Groups are developing international collaborative research in the field of Movement Disorders whenever this is meaningful. The duration of the Study Group is unlimited in time but there will be an annual report on their progress and future plans. Read more
Created not only to further the goals and objectives of MDS International, the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society's Regional Sections strive to increase the interest, education and participation of neurologists, Movement Disorder specialists, non-Movement Disorder specialists, trainees, health professionals and scientists in the Asian and Oceanian, European, Pan American and Sub-Saharan Africa.
We invite other neurological organizations and groups specializing in Movement Disorders to become an Affiliate Member of the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society. Read more