Archives Committee

Stewart Factor





Stewart Factor, Chair

Mark Stacy





Mark Stacy, Co-Chair

Committee Purpose
To preserve and log important documents and other materials pertaining to the history and activities of the Society.

Committee Members

Wagner Horta
Shilpa Chitnis
Ron Pfeiffer
Donald Higgins
Emmanuel Broussolle
Ali Rajput
Raymond Rosales


History of MDSL to R: Founding leaders Eduardo Tolosa, Stanley Fahn (seated behind), Andrew Lees, Joseph Jankovic, C. David Marsden. Hamburg, Germany, September 1985. Photo credit: Cathy Jankovic

The Movement Disorder Society was founded in 1985 on the initiative of Professors Stanley Fahn and C. David Marsden, whose leadership and vision guided the expansion of clinical expertise and research in this field.

This not-for-profit organization merged in 1992 with the International Medical Society for Motor Disturbances. Publication of the journal Movement Disorders began in 1986, and the first International Congress was held in 1990.

On September 3, 2013, The Movement Disorder Society officially changed its name to the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, in order to recognize the growing importance of Parkinson’s disease care and research within the field of Movement Disorders.

Oral History Project

The MDS Oral Histories Project captures personal accounts from MDS members of advances in the field of Movement Disorders. The Archives Committee invites you to read and listen to our interviews, and suggest persons for future consideration.

The views expressed in these interviews are solely those of the interviewee and are recounted here for historical purposes. These views do not necessarily reflect the views of The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society.

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Past MDS Presidents
  • 2013-2015 - Matthew B. Stern, USA
  • 2011-2013 - Günther Deuschl, Germany
  • 2009-2011 - Philip Thompson, Australia
  • 2007-2009 - Anthony Lang, Canada
  • 2005-2006 - Andrew Lees, United Kingdom
  • 2003-2004 - C. Warren Olanow, USA
  • 2001-2002 - Werner Poewe, Austria
  • 1999-2000 - Mark Hallett, USA
  • 1997-1998 - Eduardo Tolosa, Spain
  • 1995-1996 - Joseph Jankovic, USA
  • 1991-1994 - C. David Marsden, United Kingdom
  • 1988-1991 - Stanley Fahn, USA
Current Movement Disorders Journal Editor

Jose Obeso

Past Movement Disorders Journal Editors
  • C. Warren Olanow
  • Günther Deuschl and Christopher Goetz
  • Andrew Lees and Anthony Lang
  • David Marsden and Stanley Fahn